Last time I was summoned I actually had to serve as a juror. The prosecuting attorney told me that defending attorney picked me because I was a young male (apparently we are quicker to justify or dismiss acts of violence).
The case revolved around some asshat that broke into his ex-wifes house and beat her with a claw hammer. The case was open and shut except for the fact that we had a fucking retard on the jury panel. One of the charges the shitheal was up for was aggravated burglary (because he had taken something from the house). The "aggravated" part implies that you are breaking into someone's house while they are there. Anyways, this retard juror didn't think that the women-beater should be up for aggravated burglary because he used to live there. If you are wondering how that makes any sense you are not alone. The rest of us normal juror folk spent 4 hours trying to convince rhee-rhee that if the dirtbag was:
- In the house while she was there AND,
- took something
it was most certainly aggravated burglary. He ended up beating us into submission and we convicted the fuckwad for non-aggravated burglary (among other things).
Oh well, that is my juror story!