Miss P wrote: So do they randomly call citizens to do it?
Where I am they get names [randomly] from the voters list. They threaten you with a jail term/fine if you don't report for duty. I have no idea if anyone has actually gone to jail for ignoring a summons. I think they just send out the cops and drag you into court like a dog and give you shit and still make you report for jury selection.
I wouldn't want to hear all the details on a murder
Yeah, I do not want to be on a murder or sexual assault trial. If it were just a drug or theft trial I probably would have kept my mouth shut and taken my chances with getting my juror number called and being accepted or rejected by the prosecution/defence.
When the judge said "you can go" I sprinted out of the court room.