Derrick Rose’s Attorney Want More Black Jurors In The Selection Pool
According to a report in the DailyMail, Derrick Rose’s attorneys have taken exception to the diversity in the Los Angeles juror pool.
The accused rapists’ civil trial began today and the first order of business is to decide who will comprise a jury of Derrick Rose’s peers. He was not in attendance for the hearing as he was set to make his debut in an exhibition game against the Rockets in Houston.
‘I wanted to take it to court because I didn’t want to settle,’ Rose said on Tuesday, which was also his 28th birthday.
‘I don’t feel like I did anything wrong. If I go up there and just tell my side of the story, I think I’ll be alright.’
While Rose might not be worried ’bout nothin’, his lawyers certainly have a few concerns…
But the defense attorneys in the rape lawsuit have complained about the lack of black people in the Los Angeles jury pool.
An attorney for Rose’s two co-defendants said that only two of the 50 prospective jurors were African Americans. All three defendants are black.
Rose’s lawyer noted that 15 of the first 27 possible jurors were Hispanic, the ethnicity of the woman.
There are going to be a LOT of factors at play in this particular trial. Derrick better hope he’s as clean as he says he is…
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