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When Brooklyn juries gentrify, defendants lose
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »
Josh Saul
New York Post
June 16, 2014

Brooklyn’s courthouses are being rocked by the “Williamsburg Effect.”

The influx of well-off and educated white people to trendy neighborhoods such as Williamsburg is rapidly “gentrifying’’ the borough’s jury pool — and transforming verdicts, lawyers and judges told The Post.

It’s good news for prosecutors in criminal cases — and bad news for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits, they said.


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