Jury duty

Today I have to report for jury duty. This would never happen in Iceland, since they do not have trial by a jury of one's peers (although the traditional Viking Age Althingi was basically that). These days, I'm not exactly sure who oversees the findings of the police in Iceland, but I do know there are unsolved cases due to lack of evidence. So Iceland is not a banana republic in the sense of buy-offs and unfounded jailings, nor in the sense of persecuting the innocent just to save face and maintain order.


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