Jury duty for the Brooke Astor trial is hell: since April, they've had to stare at her thieving son's face and endure testimony from Graydon Carter and Henry Kissinger. Now random subway crazies are attacking the jury, with knives.

The forewoman of this jury deserves a raise:

As several jurors were riding the subway together after court on Thursday, a knife-wielding woman attacked the forewoman; one of the alternate jurors came to the rescue and helped apprehend the attacker

If only they were able to pimp this story out a little more, we could have a new subway hero on our hands! But as it is, it just reinforces what your civics teacher always told you: Carry a knife to jury duty, every day.
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