On March 5, NYPD Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski ordered officers to perform criminal background checks on complaining witnesses as well as alleged perpetrators in domestic violence cases. A police source told the New York Post that reminding women of their open warrants “force[s] them to remain cooperative.” Don’t want to prosecute your partner? You can go to jail instead.
The jury - it matters. Whether you show up as a senator or a slacker, you know what? You’re given the same rights and the same responsibilities. Right there in the jury room, it’s all leveled. It’s all there. What you do on the outside doesn’t matter. What matters is, you’re a citizen.