Snipes to Ocala: You're all racists!
If you live in Ocala, congratulations: You’re a racist! That’s the belief of Wesley Snipes, who The Smoking Gun says has filed a motion to get his tax evasion trial moved from Florida to New York. Snipes says prosecutors “deliberately chose the most racially discriminatory venue available ... a hotbed of Klan activity." He claims government lawyers want an "all-white Southern jury," and commissioned a poll comparing the racial views of Ocala with those in New York. For example, he says 23.8 percent of Ocala residents thought it shouldn’t be a crime to burn a cross on someone’s lawn, versus 13.2 percent of New Yorkers. Man, if only Wes put the same time into filing his taxes as he did trying to prove that Floridians are racist, he’d never have been in this position.
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