jury duty

The way things are going, it looks like Donald Trump may be your next president. That means a lot more black men will be arrested and bound over for trial in the coming years. The prison population in America is already majority black. But wait until Trump is president…

Loyal reader Yardgirl has a solution — since most of you won’t be going to the polls this year.

Loyal reader Yardgirl writes:

Good afternoon Miss Sandra,

I know you frequently post medical minutes and I am suggesting a legal minute post talking about jury duty. I just got through serving as a juror on a Federal case (IRS) and it has opened my eyes to the judicial system and why as to why so many black defendants get judged harshly. The bottom line is, until we stop dodging jury duty, others will be appointed to judge us!! The process can be long and tedious (I served for 2 weeks) but if we don’t do it, someone else will. You have to be in it to win it!! Thanks for your consideration on what I think is a serious matter. Have a great day.

Your loyal reader,