21-Year-Old Served 10 Days in Jail For Missing Jury Duty

Maria Perez
Oct 8, 2019 - 12:50
21-year-old Black man from Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail

A 21-year-old Black man from Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he overslept and missed jury duty. Deandre Somerville of West Palm Beach, Florida told WPTV he was sworn into a civil case as a juror in August, but overslept the following day when he had to return to the trial. After not calling the jury office the day of to let them know what happened, he was served with a subpoena to go before the judge a few days later. "I should have called," Somerville told NBC News. "But I was kind of nervous. I also went online to look up...

Login to continue reading.
Dont Have an account? join now
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

One Reply to “21-Year-Old Served 10 Days in Jail For Missing Jury Duty”

  1. Could the journalist, Ms. Maria Perez, do a follow-up article on other people (other people of color and white people) who miss Jury duty and what happens to them, please?

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer

If Biden’s Big Idea for...

If Biden’s Big Idea for Criminal Justice is to Take Us Back to the Obama Years, We’re All In Trouble....Read More

Shaun King

Why Black People Being...

Why Black People Being Vaccinated At Lower Rates Than White Ones...Read More

Kendi K.

See more articles from Maria Perez

Follow Maria Perez to see more of their article on TheNorth