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April 1, 2014 3:04 AM

I've got tickets to the game tonight but I'm stuck with these guys doing jury duty. I don't know about the rest of them but I'm getting a little tired of this yakity-yak and back-and-forth, it's getting us nowhere. The guy is clearly guilty. What's the fastest way to get the hell out of here?
posted by Unlucky #7 to Law & Government around (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A little flexibility in your opinion, when you sense that the tide is turning, could help to move things along, if you don't have the guts to do what you think is right.
posted by Kwine at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2014

What kind of a person are you? You have sat there and voted guilty with everyone else because there's some baseball tickets burning a hole in your pocket? And now you'll change your vote because you say you're sick of all the talking?

OH I KNOW the mods will delete this I KNOW but I just won't sit here and let you play games with a man's life! And I know you'll tell me I don't have the right to talk like this, that it's against AskMe's guidelines but I say I DO HAVE THE RIGHT. I can talk like that to you!
posted by Elsa at 11:36 PM on March 31, 2014 [9 favorites]

You will need to ask a lawyer. IANYL
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:58 PM on March 31, 2014

Maybe you don't fully understand the term reasonable doubt?
posted by 99percentfake at 5:28 AM on April 1, 2014

Elsa, they're basketball tickets.
posted by antonymous at 6:04 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Psychology said if people start agreeing with the minority suddenly, the minority seems more appealing. So, throw your vote over to them and start the tide flowing in your new direction. Who cares if he's guilty? Games are important. He'll get caught on the next crime with a more sane jury.
posted by Jacen at 7:31 AM on April 1, 2014

Wait for someone on the jury to do something wrong, like introduce their own evidence, and let the judge know right away. BOOM! Freedom for you.
posted by perhapses at 1:42 PM on April 1, 2014

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