Geek Culture: Cat Will Serve Jury Duty!
My cat WOULD do a better job than some jurors! So, maybe this isn’t as weird as it might seem!
But, then again, this IS in California!
“A cat has been summoned to do jury service in the US – even after his owners pointed out he was ‘unable to speak and understand English.’
Anna Esposito, wrote to Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston, to explain that a mistake had been made, reports the Daily Telegraph.
But a jury commissioner replied insisting that the cat, named Tabby Sal, ‘must attend’ on March 23.
Mrs Esposito had included a letter from her vet confirming that the cat was ‘a domestic short-haired neutered feline.’
Tabby Sal had been entered by Mrs Esposito under the ‘pets’ section of the last census.
She asked: ‘When they ask him guilty or not guilty? What’s he supposed to say – miaow?’
‘Sal is a member of the family so I listed him on the last Census form under pets but there has clearly been a mix-up.’
A website for the US judicial system states that jurors are “not expected to speak perfect English.”