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A group of prospective jurors was asked by the judge whether any of them felt they had ever been treated unfairly by an officer of the law. "I once got a ticket for running a stop sign," offered one woman, "even though I definitely came to a complete stop."

"Did you pay the ticket?" the judge questioned.


"If you thought you were innocent," the judge went on, "why didn’t you contest it?"

"Your Honor," she replied, "there have been so many times I didn’t get a ticket for running a stop sign that I figured this evened things out a little."