Todd got called for jury duty this week. It was a drug trafficking case. The jury was picked. They led the defendant into the courtroom. He was dressed in a big dirty hoodie, long white t-shirt underneath. Pants hanging off his butt.
Todd wondered if the defense attorney suggested he might dress differently?
When the defendant turned around Todd got a good look at his face.
"He can't be 20 years old." Todd thought.
The presence of the jury intimidated him and the teen decided to take a plea bargain.
His family stood weeping in the back of the courtroom.
He's off to jail.
Another child we've failed as a society.
Another mother cries herself to sleep.