People Are Being Hilariously Ruthless Towards Martin Shkreli At Jury Selection

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Harpers - From the jury selection process that took place over three days in June for the trial of Martin Shkreli, an investor and hedge fund founder who is facing eight counts of securities and wire fraud. In 2015, when Shkreli was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company raised the price of its drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent. In 2016, Shkreli was widely criticized for defending the 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPen, an emergency allergy injection sold by Mylan. More than two hundred potential jurors were excused from the trial. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto presided. Benjamin Brafman is a lawyer representing Shkreli.


This is the best thing you’ll see today. The transcript from Martin Shkeli’s jury selection was released and people were hilariously ruthless about their feelings towards the Shkel. So what, he increased the price of a dug by 5,000%? It’s called business, bro. Capitalism. If you don’t like it, leave the country! Apparently some people felt differently though.

This is the best because even after the lawyer head Juror 1 say “I’m aware of the defendant and I hate him” he continued to press on with the questioning, leading up to “I think he’s a greedy little man”. And then the blunt honesty of, “I wouldn’t want me on this jury”, which is my favorite quote. If I’m ever called for jury duty that’s going to be my go to line.

The hits kept on coming:

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Actually, remember when I said “I wouldn’t want me on this jury” was my favorite line? I take that back. I present, Juror Number 144:

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Perfect. Your honor, I straight up can’t be on this jury because that dude just looks like a dick. I can’t decide this case with an open mind because the mere sight of him reminds me of a dickhead.

Let’s go on:

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And finally, the best for last:

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Don’t you dare disrespect Wu-Tang on Juror Number 59’s watch. Don’t you fucking dare.

I respect these juror’s honesty. They could have snaked their way into the jury and punished Shkreli, but they had so much animosity towards him they just had to let the hate out.