Tuesday, November 13, 2007

If You Say So...


Actor Wesley Snipes wants his upcoming tax-evasion trial moved out of a federal courtroom in Ocala, calling the community a "hotbed" for Ku Klux Klan activity.

In a motion filed earlier this week, Snipes asked that his case be heard in a more diverse area, such as his hometown of Orlando or in New York City, where he lived from October 2000 to April 2005.

The black actor's defense team called Ocala the "most racially discriminatory venue available . . . with the best possibility of an all-white Southern jury."

His attorneys maintain that the majority of people in Ocala are good-hearted and fair -- but said they fear that (hot)pockets of racism will taint the jury pool.


I have a confession..."(hot)pockets" was my own doing. LOL.