When summoned for jury duty, ordinary people often say weird or dumb stuff to make themselves seem crazy, prejudiced, or otherwise unfit to serve. Sometimes they go racist, like Brooklyn's "Juror no. 799," whose bid to dodge her duty backfired pretty seriously.
The "Asian woman in her 20s who said she works in the garment industry" was up for the jury in the death penalty case against Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, the Bonnano family crime boss. "Asked to name three people she least admired, she wrote on her questionnaire: 'African-Americans, Hispanics, and Haitians,'" the New York Daily News reports. "She also declared that cops are all lazy, claiming that they sound their sirens to bypass traffic jams."
Unimpressed by what was either a tasteless attempt to shun her public service or a truly held set of fucked-up beliefs (well, except the cops thing—that may be true), Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered the woman back for jury duty indefinitely. ""She's coming back [today], Thursday, and Friday—and until the future, when I am ready to dismiss her," he said.
[via New York Daily News]