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Trust the jury system to neutralise even racist, homophobic jurors | Trevor Grove

PUBLISHED September 12, 2012
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The man who has got off jury service at Southampton crown court chose a disconcerting way of doing so. Having been shortlisted to be a juror in a trial for assault and dangerous driving, he wrote to the judge brazenly asserting his unfitness for the task: "I hold extreme prejudices against homosexuals and black/foreign people and couldn't possibly be impartial if either appeared in court."

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