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Share a Bagel, Go to Jail
In Florida people are being arrested for feeding homeless folk in a city park. Apparently in Orlando it is illegal to feed humans, but not pigeons, in parks. I'm guessing here, but I suspect it would have been legal if the people had thrown bread on the grass and forced the homeless to scramble for the food. The law has a problem with treating homeless folk with dignity and respect.
Source). This has led to the bizarre situation where jury selection is considered more important than the actual facts of a case.
The last time I was in a jury pool both attorneys pitched hypothetical cases at the potential jurors asking them to judge guilt or innocence in these hypothetical cases and, by clear inference, in the case before us that we had not heard a shred of evidence on yet. I refused to play, saying that I would have to stay impartial and hear all the evidence before I would feel comfortable reaching a conclusion. The prosecutor threw me out of the pool.