I, the Jury Duty, by Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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5 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    In Manhattan, jury duty means you can have lunch in Chinatown, which is always fun (especially if you don't eat and therefore have time to shop for toys). Also, you can meet really cool people in the pool. I met a woman who was an occasional bit player on ALL MY CHILDREN. She told me Alicia Minshew actually eats all the time, and is naturally that skinny (but too nice to resent for it).

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    "The knowledge that I and my fellow jurors may have contributed in sending this guy to the electric chair, however guilty we may have thought him for his crime, unnerved me to the point where I don't think I can ever serve again on that sort of a criminal case."No, dear, the criminal is responsible for his punishment, however violent, by dint of doing the criminal act in the first place. It was not yours, nor the policeman who caught him, or the judge for passing the sentence. Your only responsibility was making sure he was found guilty or innocent. And it sounds like you performed that job professionally. And considering the appeal process in this country, I'll lay odds he's still alive anyway.

  3. John Tebbel says:

    Yeah, death penalty only works for politicians, and then only during the campaigns. Any reasonable justice system is biased against irrevocable, irreversible outcomes, at least in theory. And jurors are instructed to disregard the outcome of their verdict; it really is a special job.

  4. Alan Coil says:

    I don't believe in the death penalty, both because I don't think it is right, and because it is not administered equally. I could never serve on a jury where the outcome might be the death penalty. But those who do serve on such a case are just doing a job. Sometimes such jobs need to be done.

  5. Ralph says:

    The "Hall of Justice" from the superfriends – is actually based on a real building in Cincinnati, OH – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Museum_Ce