The publicity alone will get O.J. Simpson a new trail if he is found guilty of kidnapping and robbery charges. As reported in The Huffington Post, by the AP, An all-white jury will judge O.J. Simpson and a co-defendant on kidnapping and robbery charges after defense lawyers lost a contentious courtroom battle to include two African-American women on the panel.
District Attorney David Roger gave the judge what he called “race neutral” reasons for removing the two with his peremptory challenges, and defended the final makeup of the jury chosen late Thursday night, saying that two of six alternate jurors are black.
Both of the women who were removed had strong religious views, and the prosecutor said he thought one of them would be inclined to “forgive” Simpson while the other said she was hesitant to send anyone to prison.
Simpson’s 1995 acquittal on murder charges came from a predominantly black jury.
Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass said she saw no evidence of a systematic exclusion of African-Americans. The current panel also is made up of nine women and three men.
Defense attorneys for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, who are both black, moved to dismiss the entire jury panel and start again but the judge rejected the motion.
I feel the decision made by Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass will most likely end up costing taxpayers more money down the road. This ruling by Judge Jackie Glass guarantees O.J. a new trail! The defense attorneys should thank the judge and the taxpayers should demand a review.
Here comes the Juice in the press, again!