Letters to the Editor

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Tag: jury duty

Nov.
15th

JURY DUTY: Why haven’t I been summoned?

Re: “Wants to serve, not called” (letter, 11-9).

I also wonder what the process is for soliciting prospective jurors in Pierce County. I was born in Tacoma and raised in Puyallup. For the past 40 years, I have been a resident of Puyallup/Pierce County. I served once as a juror for the Puyallup Municipal Court, but I have never been summoned for duty by Pierce County.

I would gladly serve as a juror for Pierce County. It is one of my civic duties.

I have been a registered voter since I was eligible and have no criminal record. What

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Nov.
8th

JURY DUTY: Want to serve, not called

I wonder what the process is for soliciting prospective jurors in Puyallup and Pierce County. I have lived in Pierce County my entire adult life and have been solicited for jury duty once. And, that was for Puyallup Municipal Court.

I have never been contacted by Pierce County. Unlike many others, I would actually like to perform one of my civic duties. I have been a registered voter since I was eligible and have no criminal record. I’m sure there are many others that are in the same predicament and would love to serve on a jury. Contact us!

Nov.
6th

JURY DUTY: An important responsibility

I enjoyed the recent column by Larry LaRue highlighting some of the challenges that face our justice system in finding jurors who are willing to serve their state and local courts (TNT, 11-5). It highlights the importance that jurors play in our civil and criminal trials. Next to military duty, I believe that it is one of the most important civil responsibilities we have in a democracy.

Every day citizens, from all backgrounds, come to the County-City Building and are asked to resolve some of the most complicated and controversial issues and crimes that face our society. They sacrifice

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July
16th

JUSTICES: Citizens need to step up to jury duty

I was thrilled to receive the little blue postcard calling me to jury duty. In the 35 years I have lived in Pierce County, this was my first summons.

A recent tour of the County-City Building revealed calls to jury duty receive less than a 10 percent positive response. How can a democratic court system function without the support of its citizens?

Justice may be blind, but more Pierce County residents must open their eyes and say yes to this vital civic obligation and privilege.

Jan.
13th

JURIES: Give the unemployed jury duty

I make my way to work five days a week with a 50-minute-plus one-way commute. I work 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. just about every day. When I get home, the last thing I want to see after being gone from my home for over 12 hours is a jury notice.

Is it too difficult to to ask the people collecting unemployment to earn some of their check by working for the city or county? Here is a deficit idea: Go through all unemployed qualifying jurors first, make them attend to receive a check that week.

It is not so

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