Comment: When I said "why should anyone care"

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When I said "why should anyone care"

When I said "why should anyone care" I didn't mean "why should anyone care about others people less fortunate." I meant, why should anyone believe that doing things to a document that anyone can do to any document somehow made that group at that barbecue joint into a grand jury, as opposed to them being people at a barbecue joint pretending to be a grand jury.

If all that was necessary was that that they themselves declared themselves to be a grand jury, and had some papers signed and signatures notarized and so on, that's easy. The process could be streamlined with pre-printed forms and such so that, as long as a notary public is handy, any group that wants to be a grand jury could become one in minutes. Someone could open a bar at which any table that orders at least three pitchers of beer can sign some forms and have them notarized on the spot, and become a grand jury for the evening. Instead of being a bunch of friends sitting around drinking beer and talking about who think should be arrested, they're a bunch of friends sitting around drinking beer and talking about who they think should be arrested and writing up presentments that the clerk of the court had better take seriously or else face criminal charges themselves the next time the bar run a two-for-one wings special.