Tekashi 6ix9ine will soon take the stand against Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack and Anthony "Harv" Ellison, who are both accused of the "inside job" kidnapping and robbery of 6ix9ine last July.
It's part of 6ix9ine's deal with the government, which could have him out in early 2020. He had been facing up to 47 years.
According to information uncovered by The Blast, Federal prosecutors want potential jurors in the trial of Nuke and Harv to be asked what they think about snitches. Here are some of the questions they are petitioning to be asked:
"Do you have any strong feelings about confidential informants that would affect your ability to be fair and impartial in this case?"
Another question informs potential jurors that,
"You may hear testimony in this case from cooperating witnesses, that is, witnesses who at one time were involved in illegal activity, but who have now pled guilty to crimes and are testifying on behalf of the Government in the hope of receiving a lower sentence."
"I instruct you that the use of such a cooperating witness is perfectly legal and may often be a necessary law enforcement tool. Do any of you have any experience with or feelings about the use of cooperating witnesses generally, or the use of evidence or information obtained from cooperating witnesses, that would make it difficult for you to render a fair and impartial verdict if you heard testimony from a cooperating witness?"
Prosecutors would presumably try to strike jury candidates with strong negative opinions about snitches like Tekashi 6ix9ine from serving on Nuke and Harv's juries.