Letter: Jurors rise to the occasion

Apparently the person who wrote the comment “As long as you’re whiter than your victim you’ll walk” (Letters, July 16) has never served on a jury. I have served on five juries and never have heard a discriminating comment from any jury member.

Our writer does not seem to understand that having power over someone’s life is a heavy burden and not taken lightly. People chosen to judge others seem to grasp this responsibility and rise to the occasion. I would like to hear judges respond to this.

— Lorraine Tardy

Anchorage