Monday, May 9, 2011
This morning I (Bruce) went to the Polk County Court House in response to a jury summons. The original group of some 150 people was divided according to jury needs. I was part of a group of eighteen considered for a jury of six for a misdemeanor trial. As it turned out I was dismissed. Even so, the experience was an opportunity to see the high regard the judge, the prosecutor, the defense, and the entire system has for the American belief that a person is innocent until proven guilty.