Juror Polls Her Facebook Friends, Gets Busted

A U.K. woman sitting on the jury of a lurid child abduction and sexual assault case couldn't decide how to vote in the jurors' room, so she did the what anybody would do—poll her Facebook friends, of course!
A juror has been thrown off a trial after she set up a Facebook poll asking her friends if they thought the defendants were guilty....

On her Facebook page, she wrote: "I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll."
Man, if she were my friend, I totally would've sent her an angry vampire bite.


  1. Stop. Jurors can go online? I thought that they can't do that. They also cannot read newspapers and get their phones taken away.

    But I learned all this through the movies. Perhaps this is a misconception?

  2. Sometimes jurors are sequestered away from the rest of the world (high-profile cases), but most of the time they are free to go home as long as they agree to do things like, you know, NOT poll your friends on the case you're sitting on!

  3. WHAT an idiot. This is what makes me really doubt the integrity of the criminal justice system. Because for every dummy who polls their friends on facebook, there are 100 other dummies who don't think to do that.

  4. Facebook is SO last month. She should've Twittered it.