[Ed. – Apparently the judge — federal judge, federal case — was going by the demographics of White Plains, not by the actual composition of a grand jury. The alleged gang-banger has a long rap sheet, and had shot someone with his gun in the Bronx (quite probably a “person of color”).]
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.