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  1. Josh
    November 8, 2016

    Even if the defense attorney struck these jurors to get a particular race on his jury, doesn’t he have to do that? If you think a particular race is going to be more sympathetic to your client, wouldn’t that override everything else?

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    • Caleb Kruckenberg
      November 8, 2016

      No. I swore an oath to uphold the constitution, and it is unconstitutional (not to mention shitty and immoral) for me to strike jurors because of their race. Zealous advocacy for my clients stops at that point.

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      • Josh
        November 8, 2016

        We better be careful or our editor will throw us in the steel cage and make us debate this…

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      • shg
        November 8, 2016

        Well then, debate it is.

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      • jdgalt
        November 9, 2016

        Where does the constitution say attorneys can’t choose whomever they want to strike from a jury? I thought nobody had a right to sit on a jury.

        I also think it’s silly to call it “being racist” to engage in this particular type of race discrimination. After all, it’s not exactly an unwarranted or derogatory assumption on anyone’s part that in a case like this one, jurors of each race are likely to favor the party of their own color.

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  2. ken
    November 8, 2016

    So what is to prevent the a requirement that any minority that is struck must be replaced by another minority of the same race?

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  3. Rick
    November 8, 2016

    So you seem to be implying that Andy Savage did something unconstitutional and/or racist and the judge and prosecutor let him. Is that correct? If it’s not correct why wouldn’t you take the same steps to defend a client?

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  4. Will Smith
    November 12, 2016

    Stop with the reverse racism already! Our system demands a trial by our peers, right? If that is true then this white cop should be tried by a jury of 12 other white cops who killed black perps.

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