I was on the Jury box for a DUI hit and run from damaged property. The judge and attorneys were dismissing all these english second language people. Long story short, I was called up. They asked my questions like if I would be biased in anyway to the case. I said Yes. My reason was that my truck was involved in a hit and run twice, both came out of my own pocket. The judge then asked if that would make my decision bias? I said Yes. They then go on saying how people are innocent until proven guilty. I came back with (very non politically correct) I said, If the Defendant is sitting in this court, he must have done something to be there. I already assume him guilty and that nothing will change my mind. They dismissed me 3 seconds later. I was pumped.
Now I understand that in some cases people are charged guilty when they are really innocent but this guy was caught red-handed, blood/ ach content over .08, and proof of hit in run. Yet, the system is so screwed up, they pull 75 people out of work and school, etc for THREE days just to say this guy is guilty when the Judge herself already knows it.
Where is the common sense in our government system.
"HEY look there's a guy running from the cops and is all over the news!!! How about we take him to court and let people decide if he is guilty or not! "
I walked out of that court house like I just stuck it to the man. It made it even better that the defending attorney was laughing at me when I told the Defendant and the judge that I thought he was GUILTY before the court case even started.