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Letter: Tour of jury duty
August 22, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

Reporter Michelle Durand states, “I believe in the jury system. I believe every person has to participate in the process for it to work properly. I believe it can be an eye-opening experience for those sitting in the box and the chance of a fair trial for those whose case is being weighed” (Michelle Durand’s column, “Tour of jury duty” in the Aug. 20 edition of the Daily Journal).

How can one believe in a system that is so broken? How can one believe in a system that doles out justice for 99 percent, yet never holds the 1 percent to answer? Maybe, Michelle, when the judge asks if you can follow the law as he instructs you, you can reply, “Yes, as soon as I see people like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and that whole gang, Wall Street crooks and banking crooks being held to the same standard under the law as the 99 percent are held to, then I will be more than happy to follow the law as the judge instructs.”

Until then, I refuse to hold anybody to answer for any crimes that the 1 percent are never held to answer for. After that, I don’t think one would have to worry about serving on a jury.

Frank Scafani

San Bruno

 

 

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