A new DeKalb County, Georgia Court online questionnaire has caused some concern among residents. The reason is that the form lists “Slave” as a still current “occupation” of some Georgians. A potential juror was filling out the form this week. When he started typing “s” for “Sales” for his occupation, he was startled to see “Slave” pop up as the first option.
Court Administrator Cathy McCumber explained that the questionnaire has only been online for a month, but the list was typed up from an internal court list that that has been on the books for 13 years. This means that 13 years ago, the court internally determined “slave” was a current occupation for some in Georgia. Do they know something that the rest of us don’t?
“That is not an occupation, slave is not an occupation,” said DeKalb resident, Cheryl Glass.
Bridgette Mathis, another local, said “So they’re saying it’s a mistake? I don’t think so. Why is that even an option? Wow.”
But someone with the court apparently thinks otherwise. What do you think about this “mistake”?
(Article by M. David)
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