Groups warn attacks on prospective jurors in Trump trial could escalate
ATLANTA — A coalition of civil rights groups and other advocacy organizations demanded more safeguards Monday for prospective jurors in the Fulton County election interference case against Donald Trump amid security concerns about the trial.
“Jurors — past, present and future — are under attack from Donald Trump and those who do his bidding,” the groups wrote in an open letter, adding that they threaten constitutional principles designed “to hold to account any leader who would be king.”
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has sought increased protections after Trump supporters posted personal details about the grand jury that indicted the former president, leading to angry threats and harassment.
And Willis, herself, said she’s been targeted by threats and racial slurs, forcing her to take steps to protect her daughters, father and ex-husband.
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
NYC Mayor Adams packs for 4-day Latin America trip to ‘learn more’ about migrant crisis
NEW YORK — Mayor Eric Adams — whose chief adviser believes the federal government should “close the borders” to address the migrant crisis — is traveling to South and Central America this week to “learn more” about the root causes of the crisis, his office announced Monday.
According to an advisory released by City Hall, Adams will start off the trip by visiting Mexico City on Wednesday. While there, he will attend the North Capital Forum, a conference focused on challenges facing the U.S. with topics that include economic development, innovation and national security.
The next day, he will head to Puebla, east of Mexico City, before traveling to Ecuador on Friday to meet with local officials to find out about their “asylee integration” programs, the advisory states.