Federal judge tosses gun case against gang member because jury was too white

Federal judge tosses gun case against gang member because jury was too white

[Ed. – Unreal]

Amid a stunning surge in shootings, a Manhattan federal judge this week tossed a gun case against an alleged gang member — citing a possible lack of diversity on the grand jury that indicted him. Seriously.

Prosecutors, Judge Analisa Torres ruled Monday, failed to rebut the defense’s “clear statistical evidence” that the grand-jury pool didn’t have enough “Black and Latinx individuals” and the selection process “was susceptible to abuse,” so she dismissed the charges against William “Ill Will” Scott, 43 and a reputed Bloods member with 25 arrests dating back to 1999.

The NYPD arrested Scott last year after a camera caught him shooting another man in his Bronx neighborhood twice in the leg. The feds charged him with being a felon in possession of ammunition; a judge found him dangerous enough to order him held without bail.

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