Dispute over all-white jury leads to ...

Dispute over all-white jury leads to new trial

There are 4 comments on the Ann Arbor News story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Dispute over all-white jury leads to new trial. In it, Ann Arbor News reports that:

A man convicted of murder in a bar fight deserves a new trial because there were too few blacks in the Kent County jury pool, an appeals court said Wednesday.

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Since: Apr 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Sep 25, 2008
Why can't we do it right the first time?
Why is it okay for Black people to serve their country and die doing so, but they can't serve in Jury Duties?
Why after all these years do we still have to fight the racism here in our country?
Right here in Grand Rapids, This whole subject should be a done deal. Treat everyone equally. I realize some people have never cracked open a bible in their life or may be some just skip over the verses that say, we are all created in Gods image. That God is not a respector of man, nother words it doesn't matter if you are white, black, brown, red, yellow, pink or orange with purple spots WE ARE ALL CREATED BY AND FROM GOD IN HIS IMAGE. We will all be judged by our actions against our brothers and sisters on judgement day.
You may call me anything you like for my statement. It won't change the truth.
Seeking Jesus

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Sep 29, 2008
zookeeper56k wrote:
Why can't we do it right the first time?
Why is it okay for Black people to serve their country and die doing so, but they can't serve in Jury Duties?
Why after all these years do we still have to fight the racism here in our country?
Right here in Grand Rapids, This whole subject should be a done deal. Treat everyone equally. I realize some people have never cracked open a bible in their life or may be some just skip over the verses that say, we are all created in Gods image. That God is not a respector of man, nother words it doesn't matter if you are white, black, brown, red, yellow, pink or orange with purple spots WE ARE ALL CREATED BY AND FROM GOD IN HIS IMAGE. We will all be judged by our actions against our brothers and sisters on judgement day.
You may call me anything you like for my statement. It won't change the truth.
You said it all ! and it's so true Thank You for your comment
tony

Holland, MI

#3 Sep 29, 2008
but if it was a all black jury it would be OK, even though that still would not represent the community any better.

A sign of things to come if Obama is elected.

racism gone wild, the liberal socialists would have you believe only whites are racists.
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Stockton, CA

#4 Sep 30, 2008
zookeeper56k wrote:
Why can't we do it right the first time?
Why is it okay for Black people to serve their country and die doing so, but they can't serve in Jury Duties?
Why after all these years do we still have to fight the racism here in our country?
Right here in Grand Rapids, This whole subject should be a done deal. Treat everyone equally. I realize some people have never cracked open a bible in their life or may be some just skip over the verses that say, we are all created in Gods image. That God is not a respector of man, nother words it doesn't matter if you are white, black, brown, red, yellow, pink or orange with purple spots WE ARE ALL CREATED BY AND FROM GOD IN HIS IMAGE. We will all be judged by our actions against our brothers and sisters on judgement day.
You may call me anything you like for my statement. It won't change the truth.
Did you just escape from the 60's? Who ever said blacks couldn't serve on jury duty?
Your question should have been why don't blacks, by their own free will, want to serve on jury duty.
Because they're too lazy for one. Secondly, they have no respect for the judicial system because it's just easier to blame whitey for everything.

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