Sharpton, Martin Attorney Question Zimmerman Jury Selection: Can Mostly-White Panel Give ‘Equal Justice?’

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Source: Evan McMurry / Mediaite

Following jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial, which features almost all white jurors for a racially-charged case, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asked Benjamin Crump, the attorney of Trayvon Martin’s family, whether the trial would be fair.

“We’ve said all along that this is a case about equal justice,” Crump said. “Equal justice under the law isn’t a black value, it’s not a white value, it’s an American value. With the makeup of this jury—five white women and one Hispanic—the question is can every American get equal justice no matter who sits on your jury panel?”

Crump added that the Martin family was “putting their faith in the justice system and they pray that it doesn’t fail them.”

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