Grand Jurors in Trump’s Georgia Indictment Face Threats and Racist Attacks

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A sheriff's deputy stands guard near the Fulton County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said Thursday they're investigating threats targeting members of the grand jury that indicted former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)
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In Georgia, grand jurors who voted to indict former President Trump and 18 co-defendants on a combined 41 charges under the state’s RICO Act are now under siege after their names were publicly listed in the indictment as required by Georgia Law.

They’ve been targeted with threats and a barrage of racist comments online, far-right forums and social media platforms, including the platform formerly known as Twitter, have become a hotbed for such threats, with some users going so far as to post the juror’s personal addresses.

Fulton County officials, including district attorney Fani Willis, aren’t immune. They’re receiving violent and racist threats as well.

In response, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, alongside local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, is taking these threats seriously.

Natalie Ammons, the communications director for the sheriff’s office, emphasized their commitment to responding swiftly to credible threats and ensuring the safety of these participants.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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