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How Not to Deal Drugs (and other assorted felonies)

I’ve been absent as I’ve just finished a two week stint as a grand juror in Brooklyn, the second busiest court after Detroit, as it happens.  After living in New York for ten years, they finally nabbed me, but it was a pretty good experience: we had 1.5 hour lunches every day, could sit around reading the paper by the hour, and can now yell at the TV screen while watching Law & Order to point out the inaccuracies.  Of the thirty or so cases we heard, most of them were drug-possession, with a large medley of robbery/assault and a soupcon of sex crimes and menacing (not to be confused with harassment, which implies less of an immediate threat).  Here are a few things I learned from the mishaps of Brooklyn’s underbelly:

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