*Has anyone ever told you to answer ridiculously on the jury questionnaire to get out of jury duty?

For instance, the questionnaire would say do you have a family member that was convicted of a felony? Well, answering “yes” or “My family are all Crips and two of them are on Death Row” may just get you the opposite result.  Ask one Asian woman in New York how that worked against her.

The woman, from Brooklyn, chose to be as contrary as she could possibly be when she answered her jury questionnaire. She was either trying not to get chosen or she was just leaving the store she owns on the corner where she had to bus’ a cap at Lil’ No No for stealing again. But, more than likely … that is not her story.  (more…)