Putting an End to Gonlon Davidescu

A couple of years ago, I had a problem with someone by the name of Gonlon Davidescu — I thought I was rid of him and that I would never hear of him again since I informed the jury people that there was no such person and that it was simply my name, misspelled.

A few months ago I got a jury duty questionnaire for — not me. I did jury duty in January, and so I don’t have to worry about doing jury duty in New York for at least four years. Rather, this jury duty questionnaire was for Gonlon Davidescu. What I should have done at this point was to have filled out the questionnaire and have written in that Gonlon Davidescu did not exist and to maybe explain what had previously happened.

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No Votes for Gonlon Davidesco

For the last two years I have been struggling to get the Board of Elections in the City of New York to understand two simple concepts : My name and where I live. I have thus far been unsuccessful in doing both at the same time. I moved back to New York from Seattle in August of 2008 — in Seattle, my name was well spelled and my address was accurate.

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Making it Worth the White Man's While: Jury Duty in the Shadow of O.J. Simpson

Jury Duty is a Civic Duty that many of us dread because it directly interferes with the every day business of our ordinary lives. The tricks on just how to get out of serving on a Jury are as wild and wicked as the day is long. For the record, I’m a self-confessed, big, dumb, White Bohunk originally from Nebraska and this is my story of serving on a New York City Jury. First, let’s take a look at how I got there.

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