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American jurisprudence is one of the three arms of our nation's government that is supposed to protect and preserve the public good. If we didn't have a justice system that guarantees an unbiased judgment of right from wrong, society would be chaotic. But what does that mean in practice?
JURY DUTY gives the account of a real double murder trial in Los Angeles from the perspective of a seated jury member. The gang-related crimes on trial were not an open-and-shut case. The people involved were three dimensional, complex, true-life characters inhabiting a stratum of society that most people would prefer not to examine too closely.
This story recounts the process, from beginning to end, of just what sitting in judgment of your fellow American is like - from, jury selection, to trial, to verdict - and the sometimes fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking considerations that go into civic duty.