DC Court Struggles To Seat Jurors In Proud Boys Trial

The Washington Post reports:

The trial of five members of the Proud Boys on charges of seditious conspiracy, with the defendants including the group’s longtime chairman, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, is heading into its second week without a word of testimony being heard.

That is because the federal district court has been struggling to find 12 D.C. residents who can put aside preconceptions of a group that was involved in violent altercations not just at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but on city streets in the weeks leading up to the riot.

Most potential jurors appearing in court have said they have heard of the Proud Boys — and not positively. Potential jurors have described the Proud Boys as “white nationalists,” “white supremacists” and “white separatists.”

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