Judge Scott McAfee has taken a number of steps to protect the identities of jurors in the RICO trial against Trump from intimidation and intimidation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
Once the cases go to trial, suspects, reporters and observers will be prohibited from recording, photographing or identifying jurors in any way that could reveal who they are, where they live or other personal information about them, it ruled Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee. McAfee ordered that attorneys only refer to jurors by their number in court hearings or in their comments in open court.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked for extra protection after members of the grand jury that indicted Trump and his allies had their personal identifying information spread across the internet by people angry about the criminal charges they filed.
The importance of transparency and public knowledge is paramount in the trials against Trump, but given the way the former president and his… followers try contaminating jury pools as well as intimidating and harassing jurorsit was smart of the judge to give the identity of jurors extra protection.
This is a crucial step to protect the physical safety of jurors, as the potential for violence increases as the country moves closer to Donald Trump’s trial date.
Trump is being treated as he is accused. A leader of a criminal organization who will jeopardize the safety of a jury of his peers to avoid a felony conviction.