Kitt's Jury Duty

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stkitt
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   Posted 6/23/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Family,
Thank you for being here for me and I am proud to say I served 10 days on the jury in seat number 5 and met some very nice people. For the 2 weeks we were like a mini family.
 
I can now tell you the case was a Sexual Assault with Bodily Injury Criminal Charges. We were a 12 member jury with 2 alternates. The day you go to deliberate the 2 alternates are excused and I believe the one person was thrilled to finally get out of the court house.
 
There were 3 men accused of assaulting a woman home alone in an apartment building. I won't go into details due to the subject matter but it did take us 14 hours to come to a verdict.
 
We were hung up on consent by the victim as the lead detective did not give us the information we needed and we had little to go on but "beyond a reasonable doubt" and our own experiences. 
 
The judge was so nice and debriefed us per our request after the trial. We had some young women on the jury that had great difficulty with the whole thing but after the judge said he was glad we had to make the decision instead of him, the young women felt better.
 
So, I enjoyed my two weeks of work and will miss the courthouse but this whole experience made me realize I am ok. I can go out of the house without wanting to run home.
 
So as I have said before if I can do it, I know you can get out and feel comfortable too.
 
Bless each of you, my family.
Respectfully
Kitt
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jerseycherries
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   Posted 6/23/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm so glad your jury duty went so well for you. and that you did so great. my favorite phrase....... woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm happy for you that you made it through and that its over now. great job.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/agoraphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.


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   Posted 6/23/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
SO SO SO proud of you lil sis
I am glad it is over but I know now and so do you that this is a giant step towards recovery

Loves ya and promise to call tomorow sometime during the day prolly k

LOVE you '
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Sunshine1108
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   Posted 6/23/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
 
Kitt, this is wonderful news!!!  I hope you gave yourself a BIG pat on the back!!!  You are an inspiration!
 
It is such a wonderful feeling when you can leave the house and not panic or feel anxiety.  Being a juror is stressful and you should be very proud of yourself for the way you handled it!!!!
 
SO HAPPY FOR YOU SWEETIE!  :-)
 
HUGS,
MARY
 
 

stkitt
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   Posted 6/23/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Jersey,

Thank you and 6 months ago I had to get a note from my pdoc that due to mental health reasons I could not participate in the January 2007 selection............It feels so good.

Whoooooooo Hoooooooooo


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


stkitt
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   Posted 6/23/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear big sis,

You are the inspiration that makes me realize I can do these things and so what if I fail at least I am trying.............but I did it.............all the way.

Tomorrow is fine lovely lady.

Love ya

Lil Sis

 


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


stkitt
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   Posted 6/23/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Mary,

Thank you for your support and your kind words. My real name is Mary tongue

That must be the glue that ties us, sharing the name. Whatever it is, your posts always make me feel good.

Safe Hugs.


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


happypills
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   Posted 6/24/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy that your jury duty was a good experience for you.  I've never sat on a jury.  I get called for jury duty but just wait around like everyone else.  Many people dread jury duty, but I'm an odd ball, I want to be called and I want to serve on a jury.  I think it would be so interesting.  However, it's tragic for the victims.  I would probably start bawling if I got a murder case and had to hear about the details of the killing and see graphic photos.  So I dunno.  Anyway, congratulations. 
 
Happy Sunday to you!  :-)

Sunshine1108
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   Posted 6/24/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Dear,
 
That must be it. We share the same name!  I just knew there was something there LOL! yeah
 
Thanks again for your sweet words!
 
From one Mary to another, have a relaxing Sunday!
 
Hugs,
XO
 
 
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