Juror jailed after boasting of Facebook-friending defendant2/19/2012
29-year-old Jacob Jock, of Sarasota, Florida, allegedly attempted to Facebook-friend the defendant in an auto negligence case in order to get out of jury duty. After being kicked off the jury, he bragged on his Facebook page: "Score ... I got dismissed!! apparently they frown upon sending a friend request to the defendant ... haha." One person not LOLing over the incident was Circuit Judge Nany Donnellan, who, Mashable reports, handed Jock a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court: "I cannot think of a more insidious threat to the erosion of democracy than citizens who do not care," she said.
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