The ironic thing is I am reading this book right now that is about a black nurse being charged with murder during her work as nurse a baby died
Is it the book where the people who are suing her are white supremacists?
Is the judge a known racist?
I guess there's no way of knowing how the judge would have treated a 21 year old white guy who couldn't be bothered to set his alarm for jury duty and held up the works for 45 minutes. Unless that already has happened, and the white guy got a lesser punishment.
I can't get caught up in "well I'll bet it's because xyz, yeah, that must be it"
Don't have any sympathy for the guy. He couldn't be bothered with a whole laundry list of things, and to me it had nothing to do with his race. It's just another young guy with a crappy attitude.
It's called Jury "Duty", not Jury "I'll come in if I wake up on time and I guess it's not important to tell anyone what happened because I can't be bothered to make a phone call"
If I were the judge and my courtroom was held up for 45 minutes because a juror overslept then decided it was more important to go to his job in the afternoon, he would sure AF be jailed. 10 days? Sure, why not? Probation and community service? Yep.
Actions have consequences, and considering the blatant disregard this young man had for the entire court system, I don't see where any of this is excessive.