February 18, 2005

Juror #76826

Low and behold! As read on my Subpoena, "You are hereby summoned to appear in the Thirty-Fourth Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Bernard, Chalmette, Louisiana on MONDAY the 07 day of MARCH 2005 at 09:30 o'clock AM to server as a prospective CIVIL juror, until discharged, and fail not under penalty of the law. By Order Of The Court." That's right folks, for the first time in my life, I've gotten possibly Jury Duty. My chance to do my thang for society.. no biggie. Seems I've been all talk and no action, well maybe a little action will be done this way. The courthouse is just a walking block away and I found out today that my policy here at work is that I'd get paid for the day and it won't count against me. So, I don't mind a little civil obligation to give me a break from this place. Just a little FYI on this ticket... it'll be Judge Robert A Buckley (Division "A") presiding and Lena R. Torres is the Clerk of Court. I also found out that the Judge was fined $180 dollars for being 3 days late on filing of campaign finance forms. As much as I despise St. Bernard Parish backdoor-dealings and corrupt political system, these fines do seem rather petty. In general, I loathe the politics and political wheels that plague this state, but since I live in Chalmette, I see first-hand how a suburb that borders the biggest city in the state with riverfront property stretching for miles and 3 oil refineries seems to be the least prosperous of the other surrounding parishes of New Orleans. Why so? The sign upon entering the parish from New Orleans reads "St. Bernard, building for a better future." The irony of it all is that St. Bernard has a better, more prosperous past I hear. Hmmmmmmm. Well in conclusion, if they knew about my website here, I doubt that they'd want me on the jury pool of any case. We'll just have to see how this pans out.

Posted by Reese at February 18, 2005 11:19 AM