Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Now It Could Get Interesting

When I asked for my partial excuse from jury duty for gun stuff, I managed to avoid telling them what the excusal was for. Well, yesterday I got a supplemental jury duty questionnaire to fill out and mail back.

Right off the bat, there's a question about whether I have ever been a victim of a crime. Then I have to list all organizations I belong to. I have to list all my hobbies and activities, and what websites I visit regularly.

Care to speculate on the odds a rape survivor/shooter/gun rights activist will make it onto an actual jury?

6 comments:

Wraith said...

Odds: Squarely between Jack and Sh!t. And Jack's on sabbatical.

Greyhawk said...

Hecate,

I know from your posts that you love your horses, even the mean ones. Are you in Ohio? The OFB is looking for upbeat videos on husbandry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWYAea0SHeM

Please don't think I'm advertising the OFB. I've been reading your blog for about two years now and I subscribe to the OFB channel on YouTube. When I saw this video, you instantly came to mind.

Warthog said...

Why exactly do they need to know about your web surfing habits and group affiliations?

Mr.B said...

I would think that activities, affiliations, organizations, hobbies, and websites would fall under privacy, and would, therefore, decline to answer.

They can ask, but unless legally required to answer, I wouldn't. It may be legal for them to ask, but illegal to require that you answer.

Hecate said...

Greyhawk -- Sorry, but I'm in Nebraska, not Ohio. And I'm pretty much the world's worst videographer anyway.

Warthog and Mr. B -- According to the instructions accompanying the questionnaire, I am required by law to fill it out truthfully. And so I did.

None of my interests or activities are illegal or anything to be ashamed of. Politically incorrect, well, that's another matter.

They also asked what TV shows I watch. Yes, I admitted that I watch CSI and NCIS.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to tell them that you own an evil pony. That has to count against you for something!

FYI, I adopted an evil pony (who is decidedly not-evil, when he came along with a Belgian that I bought. I didn't have the heart to break them up since they seemed to love each other so much.