People Just Blow-off Jury Duty?

JusticeI didn’t know jury duty was optional. Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty.

60 people out 200 show up. Because the other 140 were “busy.” But the thing that makes me angry…

The sheriff says none of the people who failed to answer a jury summons were arrested.

So. No penalty for bad behavior. Any bets on how many people will show up next month? Should probably be a fine involved, but of course that isn’t written into the law, because who thinks jury duty is optional?

Usually my “Justice Not Served” category is about The System screwing up in some way. And while that applies here, it also has a more literal meaning in this case.