I recently served on one of the five grand jury panels in Harris County. Serving as a grand juror was an onerous assignment; however, one that I found rewarding and insightful.
I am sworn to secrecy not to reveal the activities that took place within our quorum. I will share that we served with honor and respect to the process. We took our task seriously.
Here are some life lessons that all should learn and adhere to:
- Don’t do drugs. Don’t even come close to drugs.
- Keep your pants on. No means no and sometimes yes means no.
- Display a weapon only if you intend to use it in self-defense.
- If it’s not yours, don’t take it.
- Everything you post online becomes a permanent record somewhere. This includes private chats and stuff you delete. If you’re not willing for it to appear on the front page of the newspaper, post cautiously.
- If you are a victim of domestic violence, you will be a victim of domestic violence again. Get professional help.
- Have fun but don’t drink and drive. There is no such thing as sober enough.
It is important that our community has trust in our grand jury system. It works.