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,
Yardgirl

  • iWasteTime

    since most of you won’t be going to the polls this year.
    ------------------
    huh?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, I vote and serve jury duty, so...

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Caught that too, huh?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    What Y'all doing?

  • E Love

    Me too!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I vote and I hope everyone else will too.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I will do my part.

  • iWasteTime

    I had jury duty this year, 200 of us and 4 blacks. I was confused

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Come through Yardi?????? Although Sandra tried to soil your message, I caught it loud n clear??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I only been called once and wasnt selected.

  • scentsychick30

    Shade ?I have been voting since 18,and I have never been selected for jury duty. However I would serve if ever requested.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Right? Sandra tried to smash the homie...Meaning, she diluted Yardi's message,,,But yeah, I hear what she's saying!!!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I know the pool comes from registered voters. When I got called a few years back the room was full of black people. More blacks than white in my jury room. So I can't call it.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I got something you could be doing?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    OMG @Sandra!
    I am too tickled at you using those two DC politicians up top! ROFL!!!!!!!
    (Not gonna expound on who got locked up for what...)

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, let the hit dogs holler at this one... TUH!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    (apparently, NOT voting...)

  • semaj24philly

    Smh.Ok your just negative lol.What the reader sent in I totally got loud & clear.I never been selected tho & been voting since I was 20.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I vote and have since 18... and show up when summoned... Just because we're summoned doesn't mean we will be put on a case where the defendant(s) is/are black AND actually selected as a juror. Can't be the "savior" to our folk if we aren't selected.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Or serving on a jury

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y his hair yellow tho? He need more ppl.

  • Milani

    His hair is like 5 different shades in one...at least make the comb over believable, smh...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Right, LOL!
    (Hey Monique!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I will be a poll worker, not just hang from one.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Hey Nancy!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you go girl! ROFL!

  • AnonymousRose

    I cant vote nor serve...............should I cry... they told me NO

  • Keekz

    Yeah, wtf does that mean? in fact, black woman overwhelmingly and consistently vote in greater numbers than any other group. Sandra tried it

  • 80sChild

    Also, I think it's not just dodging Jury Duty, but I recall hearing potential jurors are called in based on their voting history. And we know most black folks don't vote, hence they won't be called to the juror pool. A lot of us black folks become enrage when things are perceived to go against us, but as Yardgirl stated, we have to be in it to win it. Sadly most of us put more emphasis and time on keeping up with the foolishness of Love and Hip Hop and other dumb shows, materialistic things, stalking people on social media, trying to keep or find a mate(s) than keeping up with politics, financial, world, local and community news.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    NO SHATTT SHERLOCK

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    ? Only you can prevent forest fires.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Right. WTHEEEEEFUDGE they talmbout #eyeonlyknowofonenonvoteronehere OH

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    !!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Why can't you vote?

    Yeen register? Tell it all...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    It is a serious matter Yardie, AND SO IS --->Voting at EVERY ELECTION :yes:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He blending it

  • Auditor

    Um so doesn't that mean alot of Black folks are ineligible cause they're locked up?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE you know how young EYE YAM and I've only been called once as an alternate. I've never served on a jury. I have voted at every election since I was 18.

    They need to investigate how ^^^^ that occurs...

  • Milani

    LOL, he should have chose a different shade to blend with instead of his good blond ombre piece...he just wanted to show it off.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    A SERIOUS MATTER? YARDGIRL ARE YOU GREEK???

  • Mizzani

    Sandra i know your a little touched but lets not be outlandish with this post. I see those advertisement checks must have you forgetting who your people are sometimes. You in timeout auntie.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    O.T.: CAN WE GET AN UPDATE ON MR. AND MRS. COLUMBUS SHORT? :TEA:

  • Auditor

    I've been summoned once...sat there for 3 hours and watched movies.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Not with a name like that, ION think so...
    She's real Yardie I think :)

  • Mizzani

    I see those advertisement checks must have you forgetting who your people are sometimes.

  • nucynu25

    PeTty

  • Milani

    New Post - More Tomfoolery

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *sounds horn* Another Topic

    Food Minute:

    Wrap banana stems in plastic wrap because they produce ethylene gas,
    which makes the fruit ripen faster. To keep them fresh even longer,
    separate the bananas and wrap each stem individually.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Store herbs like you would store flowers — with a tiny twist. Place them
    in a jar of water and drape a bag over the top to keep in moisture,
    then store them in the fridge.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *takes a bow*
    LOL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *sniggles*

  • just being me

    66% of the people in jail are white ..

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's a good tip. Soul3 loves bananas and is always eating them.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    The solution is prayer. Case closed.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    If you have a felony, depending on your state, you can still vote.

    There's only like 2 states that don't allow felons to vote.

    It's A LIE that felons can't vote AND I'M TIRED OF folks not knowing

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Look on msn. There's like 20 slides lol

  • AnonymousRose

    chile I have no felony ...lol I'm I'm I'm a.....___________________NVM.. lets just say I opt out of the system....so therefore I dont matter in the Legal world, long as I don't commit hideous Crimes

  • Mel

    Didn't Donald make a comment about ppl who choose to have abortions and tried to backtrack?. So if the pregnancy came about after a woman rape or if a woman is high risk or dam just not ready to become a parent that makes her a bad person? Tsk tsk tsk Donald tsk tsk

  • 88

    The question should be if you are voting who are you voting for and do they serve your ppl's interest.

  • Slickone

    I guess because you have to register to vote to even be chosen for jury duty. That still wouldn't make a difference if you actually vote or not so im a little lost also.

  • 88

    Not true.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Moor?

  • Sexy CJ

    I See U Al Sharpton.............

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • Fendi

    Don't act like you expect Sandra to post stories on this site and not take digs at at least one Black person, if not all Black people. Lol

    I'm surprised she didn't claim folks can't vote because of felony records.

  • Renee Bee

    Oooh! That's him right there. Ole crooked eyed shucking and a jiving sucker with that fried dyed and laid to the side perm. Ugh!

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • Yardgirl

    Wow!! That was quick. Thank you for posting this I just got home and here's the post.

    The point I am trying to make is that we have to try our best to serve as jurors. A lot of people I know do any and everything to not get chosen and then complain when they hear of an unpopular verdict.

    I said nothing about voting and elections as you can see above, but we have to vote in every election especially the local elections. I work the polling stations, I go to under served areas trying to raise awareness, I do all that I can as one single person.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    I rip mine up like Martin RIP-RIP rippity rip!

  • Mega Yawn

    None of this had anything to do with the presidential election. Also a lot of people's first time voting was in 08 for Obama in our community which in turn puts your name in the jury duty database. We could show up and the DA could still pick whoever they wanted to pick and normally it's not a jury of peers. The person who sent the letter in doesn't seem to know how the court system works!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you for doing your civic duty Yardgirl!

  • whitty hutton

    Jehovah's Witness??

  • DivineMsM

    Evening yard girl! Yes, this is the absolutely true!!! I am doing jury duty for the next 4 weeks. To say the system is flawed--is an understatement. This is not a system you want to be caught up in.

  • FoxyDiva

    Thank u! Was at Caucus last weekend.

  • Yardgirl

    Evening Divine. Thank you, the system is beyond flawed. Good luck with your jury duties and take care of yourself!

  • Yardgirl

    I will be a poll a worker too!

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Oh you iz welcome hunty. ?? Brenden??

  • DivineMsM

    You too my darling! Catch you on the flip side, lol. Empire comes back tonight, so i may hang around and kick around with y'all tonight.

  • Renee Bee

    He just burns me up. Irrked times 100.

  • Carrington

    I never even considered the prospect that jury duty could be a contributory factor when considering the injustices in the judicial system - but this makes absolute sense.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    STOOPID

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    See...? and you messing with the "intern".

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Damn dingleberry.

  • Alisa

    I don't like any of the candidates. In politics period for me its picking lesser of two evils.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    (Won't be doing that again... :kona:)

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THIS BANANA THO! ?

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you.

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you

  • Yardgirl

    Awww BrenBren I did not know that was YOU!! <3 LOL at your new name, you so crazy!

  • sunni_daze

    The writer is not saying anything we don't know. We just have to do jury duty to make sure we get a fair trail. BTW - Trump will not be president.

  • Full Monty

    Sandra's savior Donald Trump smh. I know you can't vote but you should consider campaigning for him since you love him so much.

  • Blue

    Why Sandra hate us so much? #TheMeanAunt

  • Dr.Rue

    I feel bad for avoiding jury duty but literally I get summoned once a year, crime is high here lol.

  • Music

    I wa told by a professor that they only want ignorant, uneducated people on the jury. Once they find out you're intelligent, they avoid selecting you. I don't know if that's true. That's just what a professor told during one of my classes.

  • Zizzle

    She doesn't think she's black and her writing shows it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "She" who?

  • imchillin

    You?