- Jan 1, 2020
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It was based on my own assumption that people who live in a county that has a large majority with family ties to MX may have a bias against shooting their relatives, many of whom regularly cross the border to work.
My daughter is married to a man who’s mother brought across the Rio Grande at Laredo, TX at 3 years old, he just turned 50 so that was long ago, it was easier then to get citizenship, I think. He has a Masters degree and makes $500,000 a year in data science so his mother bringing him obviously changed his life trajectory.
I really based my assumption on how he and his family feel about US citizens shooting migrants crossing the border, including the vigilante organizations, so it’s entirely anecdotal evidence, I have no statistics on how MX Americans as a whole, or in Santa Cruz Co., feel about this.
And as I clarified in a subsequent post, the change of venue request would obviously be due to pretrial publicity, no defense attorney would make a request based on the racial demographics of the jury even if they really are a possible factor in bias against their client