Grand Jury

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:

  1. Don’t do drugs. Don’t even come close to drugs.
  2. Keep your pants on. No means no and sometimes yes means no.
  3. Display a weapon only if you intend to use it in self-defense.
  4. If it’s not yours, don’t take it.
  5. 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.
  6. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you will be a victim of domestic violence again. Get professional help.
  7. 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.

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