There has been a spate of juror problems of late in courts around the country. Grant Faber, 25, in Hillsboro, Oregon (left) is facing contempt charges for walking out of a trial due to “extreme boredom” while Erik Sly, 36, got into trouble in Gallatin county in Montana for writing the court to inform it that he would “rather count the wrinkles on my dog’s balls” than serve on a jury.
Faber said that he “just couldn’t take it” so he decided not to come back from lunch. When he failed to return, Washington County Circuit Judge Gayle Nachtigal, issued a warrant for his arrest. The maximum penalty for missing jury duty is six months in jail, but penalties are often waived in favor of further jury duty.
In the case of Sly, he proved the meaning of his name–after writing this letter the judge gave him a verbal warning and then excused him from jury duty. That is a pretty remarkable outcome given the following note to the court:
Apparently you morons didn’t understand me the first time. I CANNOT take time off from work. I’m not putting my family’s well-being at stake to participate in this crap. I don’t believe in our “justice” system and I don’t want to have a goddamn thing to do with it. Jury duty is a complete waste of time. I would rather count the wrinkles on my dog’s balls than sit on a jury. Get it through your thick skulls. Leave me the Fuck alone.
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