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Letter to the Editor: We need more young jurors

 

Last updated 2/2/2018 at Noon



To the editor,

This week, I was one out of over 300 people who showed up to jury duty for a potential murder trial. Out of the 200 or so who remained after initial excuses for hardship, I was one of a handful in their twenties left.

As a first-time potential juror and longtime Riverside County community member, I was deeply impressed by the level of sincerity and fairness upheld by Judge Stephen Gallon at the Southwest Justice Center. It was fascinating to be part of a process that includes civilians and is intended to honor the values embedded in the Constitution.



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