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Protestors remain outside of Commonwealth Attorney's office

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The controversy continues in Louisville over the racial makeup of juries.

On Wednesday morning, three "Black Lives Matter" protestors were outside the Commonwealth's Attorney's office. They've been there all week.
 
The protestors say not enough African-Americans are called for jury duty in Louisville and say it's a problem in the judicial system itself. 

"Let's be all the way clear. There's racial bias in the judicial system. The judicial system was built off the back of unprivileged people, especially marginalized people and in this country, off the backs of black people. Making sure we didn't obtain the same opportunities, whether through legislation or even human rights. And here we are, in 2015, still fighting for that balance," said "Black Lives Matter" protestor Chanelle Helm.

On Monday, "Black Lives Matter" protestors met with Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine over a controversy between Wine and Jefferson Circuit Court judge Olu Stevens.

In Facebook posts, Stevens accused Wine of trying to keep black citizens off juries.
 
Wine responded, asking Kentucky's Court Chief Justice to remove Stevens from all criminal cases because of what Wine calls the biased posts.
 
Wine's office says they are expecting to hear back on the ruling by the end of the week.

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