I read with great interest in last week's Journal about the backlog of cases from 2019-20 that have piled up at the courthouse in Weaverville, and their intention there to soon resume jury trials again.
First of all; I question the legality of prosecuting people here who have obviously been denied a fair and “speedy” trial.
And secondly; where are you going to find a jury of people who will risk their lives at that Courthouse?
I got sick from that place the past three times that I visited there. And that was before the China virus!
But hey, I can offer a solution. The jury commissioner here needs to take a seat and have a coffee at the local grocery store right there in Weaverville. (And be sure to take a stack of jury summons with her.) She can hand them out to all those who enter that grocery store without wearing masks.
I realize that most of these fools are idiots; but it seems they have no health concerns at all, and it doesn’t take a genius to question whether a defendant has received a fair and speedy trial.