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Wall Streeters Explain Why They Couldn't Be Fair Jurors At Occupy Trial


George Yih, prospective juror:

I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not their side. They can protest all they want, but they can’t brainwash my mind.

Jason McLean, who said he and his wife are equity traders:

For 20 years, my occupation has been, in some fashion, on Wall Street. Everything I believe – my morals – are kind of the antithesis of what they represent. ... I don’t know that I could be completely objective.

Alan Moore, who said his wife worked on Wall Street as a bond strategist:

I like to think of myself as fair. But in terms of Occupy Wall Street in general, I would give less credibility to that group than average. ... They seem to be people moving a little outside regular social norms and regular behavior. Therefore I don’t give them the same level of respect as people who follow the line.