No Facebook Use While On Jury Duty
September 6, 2010
There is good reason to follow the judge’s and the deputies’ advice to turn off your cell phone, and to not communicate with anyone regarding the trial. After all, would you want a person who has already made up his mind to seat in the jury box or would you want someone to actually hear the evidence and make a decision based on that evidence?
A judge removed a juror from a trial in suburban Detroit after the young woman wrote on Facebook that the defendant was guilty. The problem? The trial wasnt over. Hadley Jons, of Warren just north of Detroit, could be found in contempt when she returns to the Macomb County circuit court Thursday.Jons, 20, was a juror in a case of resisting arrest. On Aug. 11, a day off from the trial and before the prosecution finished its case, she wrote on Facebook that it was “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re guilty.”