Saturday, July 27, 2013

You have the right to remain silent

Jurors should take due care to exercise this right vigorously.

At the conclusion of serving on a high profile jury it is easy to confuse the final convulsions of that service with your personal 15 minutes of fame.

It is not.

It is easy to confuse the deference afforded a sitting jury with actual power.

It is not.

Your illusion of power is over and you were never in control, any more than a child who decided to go on a skittles run, any more than an ignorant misguided fool authorized only by the authority that flows from a loaded gun who decided to get out of his vehicle to body check a young boy that didn't look right.

At the conclusion of your jury service you have the right to not be accosted by members of society regarding your service. On the other hand, shouldn't society have the right to not be accosted by jury members as well.

Further efforts to explore the inner deliberations of a disbanded jury is nothing more than pornography and can only sow heartbreak and regret.

For the love of God, all of you please STFU and disappear back into your mundane lives.

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