Slaves on the jury? - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Slaves on the jury?

Posted: Updated:

(WXIA)  A new online juror questionnaire offered by Georgia's DeKalb County Court listed "slave" as an occupational option.

Court Administrator Cathy McCumber NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA the questionnaire went online a month ago, but is based off an internal list that's been used for 13 years.

She says the list is 62 pages long, so she's not sure if the word slave has always been on it, or if it was added before the questionnaire went online.  

The court learned about the problem Monday morning after a potential juror filling out the form hit the letter "s" for sales.  

He says he got "slave" instead.

"That is not an occupation, slave is not an occupation," said DeKalb resident, Cheryl Glass.

The company that designed the software says the drop down menus in the survey are inputted by the user.

"Hopefully it's just a glitch and hopefully it will be worked out.  It doesn't make sense, but at the same time people make mistakes," said Anna Wyatt.

McCumber says the word was removed within an hour of learning about it.  But figuring out how it got there, and when will take much longer.

Read more at WXIA's website:

  • NewsMore>>

  • Q&A: What the battle of memos on FBI surveillance showed

    Q&A: What the battle of memos on FBI surveillance showed

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-02-25 21:19:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, pauses while speaking during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelli...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, pauses while speaking during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelli...
    Questions and answers about what was learned from the battle of classified memos on the Russia investigation and why it matters.More
    Questions and answers about what was learned from the battle of classified memos on the Russia investigation and why it matters.More
  • Students seek broader policy on tobacco use at schools

    Students seek broader policy on tobacco use at schools

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-02-25 21:11:28 GMT

    Brainerd High School senior Dereke Townsend said it's "staggering" how often his peers use products containing nicotine.

    More

    Brainerd High School senior Dereke Townsend said it's "staggering" how often his peers use products containing nicotine.

    More
  • Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

    Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:51 PM EST2018-02-25 20:51:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...(AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More
Powered by Frankly