It took two and a half weeks for a jury to be selected in the murder case of Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr.—the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery—and somehow, after that unusually long process, 11 white people and just one Black person ended up on the panel.
Lawyers on both sides of the Ahmaud Arbery case aren’t the only ones grappling with the problem of finding unbiased jurors in the age of social media.
Critics argue that the prosecution held racial bias.
Clarence Thomas broke his long silence on the Supreme Court.
Racially biased jury selection is a problem that continues despite a Supreme Court ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court temporary halts a Georgia inmate's execution in a case involving a racist juror.
The only two potential Black jurors were excluded because of their skin color in the trial of a White sheriff.
Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.
The Supreme Court sided with a Black man on death row who said the prosecutor sought an all-White jury. Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter.
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