Race Becomes A Major Issue For R.Kelly’s Jury Selection

By: 05.16.08  •  10 Comments

Jury selection was completed at R.Kelly’s child pornography trial Thursday amid contentious exchanges between prosecutors and defense attorneys, who accused each other of trying to stack the panel along racial lines.

The jury consists of eight whites and four blacks. The four alternates are two blacks, one Hispanic and one white. Defense attorneys objected several times as prosecutors used challenges to have blacks dismissed from the jury pool.

Source: NYDailyNews

Do you think race plays an issue when it comes to jury selection? I would be more concerned about gender and what kind of experiences the woman selected have been through with men.

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