A six-member jury with one black was selected for the obscenity trial Tuesday of three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew.
The makeup of the jury Monday pleased the group and its attorneys, who had complained that the jury pool was too white and too old to judge 2 Live Crew, whose music is aimed primarily at young blacks.The Broward County jury also includes a retired psychology professor who has questioned the validity of obscenity laws and a 24-year-old office worker with a music degree.
Band leader Luther Campbell and fellow rappers Chris Wongwon and Mark Ross could get up to a year in prison and fines of up to $1,000 each if convicted of obscenity for an adults-only performance after it was pronounced obscene by a federal judge.
Earlier this month, an all-white jury convicted black store owner Charles Freeman of obscenity for selling the 2 Live Crew album.
On Monday, prosecutors apparently lost count of how many times they had passed on the opportunity to remove potential jurors and were surprised when the judge declared selection completed.