All 12 of Roger Stone’s jurors wrote in a series of powerful, anonymized statements this week that they feel harassed, afraid and do not want more information about them revealed to the public, especially after President Donald Trump and right-wing media criticized them for their conviction of the longtime Trump friend.
The jurors are fighting in court to keep private forms they filled out before the trial. They and other prospective jurors had written to the court answers about their employment history and other personal details, so that the attorneys and the judge could vet the jury for bias. A right-wing conspiracy theorist and writer is asking to release the questionnaires now publicly.
MacArthur Genius grant recipient and cyberstalking expert Danielle Citron, who’s working pro bono for the jurors, also told the judge in the filing Wednesday the Stone juror situation could create cyber-mobs and conspiracy theories as serious as after the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings and the Charlottesville white supremacy protests.
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