Have You Ever Had Jury Duty?

So in India we do not have a jury system. But I think that’s a good thing. I don’t think we would do well with the jury system. I mean we can easily find people – second largest population in the world. How hard do you think it would be to get 12 people to sit in a jury? But it’s the next part that scares me.

The jury must decide upon facts to determine someone’s guilt or non guilt. Listen to disputes and take notes on evidence and facts presented to assist in making a decision. Jurors add certainty to the law, that is the jury merely states that the accused is guilty or not guilty and does not give a reason. That is what scares me because I am not sure about local people being able to do that without some bias or the other.

Therefore I have never had to do jury duty and never will while I live here in India. But it would be fun. Or maybe I have read too many John Grisham novels or watched too many movies that have jury trials.

Prompt from 30 Days Of September Writing Prompts at The SitsGirls

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