Don't Want Jury Duty? Here's What to Do...
Just know serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer!
By Slurge, Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 1:29 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 8, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Here's how to avoid sitting through a trial...   (AP)

(User Submitted) – For anyone not wanting to serve on a jury, it seems there's an easy way to avoid it: Know a serial killer. During the screening of potential jurors by a judge in Cleveland last week, John Backderf was asked if he had known anyone convicted of a crime. The unexpected response caused the judge and lawyers attending to freeze, "I had a close friend in high school who killed 17 people."

In fact, Backderf is about to publish My Friend Dahmer, a graphic novel about cannibalistic serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, who was convicted in the deaths and dismemberment of both boys and men in Milwaukee. As you might have guessed, Mr. Backderf has been excused from his duty. Read the full article, or click here to find out who else can get you out of jury duty.

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Stacy Patrick
Nov 9, 2010 1:39 PM CST
civic duty. what a joke. if law had anything to do with justice anymore and wasn't just a massive song and dance routine in which both sides just try to find outlandish loopholes then maybe more people would (or even should) care to contribute to the process. as it is, our courts are a joke and jury duty is just a pain to rightfully be avoided.
Mexoplex
Nov 9, 2010 7:29 AM CST
and all you jerks with these escaping Jury Duty plans call yourself Americans. You're the Birthers, the NRA members and the same douche bags that want all minorities out of the US. but one right/privilege/duty to serve your country is to have a say in how the law is handled. But you'd rather sit behind your computer monitors complain about how the President is spending money while you HELP allow criminals get away with "murder".
WhiteWolf57
Nov 8, 2010 7:16 PM CST
Here's another method ... Just say that if a perp is charged with a crime, they're guilty of that crime. That makes you less viable as an untainted jurist. You just basically need to have enough command of the English language to the point that what you say, in response to the prosecution and defense lawyers, makes the presiding judge look at you, shake his head, and say "NEXT!!!"