The Washington Post reports:
One month ago, 23 grand jurors and three alternates took an oath to keep secret their deliberations, as they began reviewing evidence and testimony about the alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
But under state law, the identities of the jurors are not secret. In fact, the names of the Fulton County jurors are listed on Page 9 of the 98-page indictment released late Monday that criminally charges former president Donald Trump and 18 others.
The law, which is aimed at bringing transparency to criminal proceedings, doesn’t give judges options to protect the privacy of jurors, experts said — even in a high-profile case like Trump’s indictment that could expose them to intense scrutiny or even threats.
Media Matters reports:
On a message board that has been the home of “Q,” the central figure of the QAnon conspiracy theory, a user posted the names of the jurors alongside their supposed addresses. And on another message board, where the QAnon conspiracy theory initially emerged, a user seemed to threaten to “follow these people home and photograph their faces.”
Other users on the message boards also issued direct threats against the jurors. One user wrote that the grand jurors’ names was a “hit list” to which another user responded, “Based. Godspeed anons, you have all the long range rifles in the world,” while another wrote that they were “about ready to go Turner Diaries on these treasonous n***** fucks.”
And another user ominously wrote that the jurors were “committing election interference” and so they “should indeed be careful.” Users also tried to determine the ethnic and religious backgrounds of the jurors. Outside of the message boards, users on right-wing social media platforms like Truth Social and GETTR also tried to dig into the jurors’ backgrounds.
NEW from me:
-Doxxing their addresses
-Threatening violence against them
-Posting their LinkedIn & Facebook pages
Users on far-right message boards are targeting the Georgia Trump indictment grand jurors after their names were made publichttps://t.co/SGUzVd24mm
— Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) August 16, 2023