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Secret Service Escorts Obama To Jury Duty [Video]

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

Who would dare deny the man?

After turning up for jury duty at a Chicago courthouse on Wednesday, former U.S. President Barack Obama was dismissed by the judge without even being called on to serve.

BBC spills the deets:

Crowds thronged the Daley Center municipal building to catch a glimpse of the 44th US president, who has a home in the Illinois city.

Alyssa Pointer caught the charismatic Barack at his home at 9:30AM:

Looking dapper, as usual.

Serving as a potential juror earns you a $17.20 (R244) cheque from state county. Not quite what Barack is used to, and maybe why “news helicopters filmed from above as Mr Obama’s Secret Service motorcade moved from his home in the Kenwood neighbourhood to an indoor car park downtown”.

He rocked a jacket and no tie while making a very humble entrance:

But Cook Country Chief Judge, Timothy Evans, dismissed Mr Obama after watching an “introduction to jury video”.

Nonetheless, Walter was pretty stoked:

Obama’s communications director, Katie Hill, said in a statement that the former Democratic president “believes the most important office in our democracy is that of citizen, and he considers jury duty a core obligation of citizenship”.

We agree.

He’s not the only president that’s been called up to the jury before, as George W Bush served in Dallas, Texas and:

In 2013, Bill Clinton was also dismissed from serving on a New York City jury hearing a gang shooting case.

Good on you, boys.

[source:bbc]

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