This is the issue facing the trial judge handling the perjury case of Jon Burge. Mr Burge, a former Chicago Police Officer, is accused of lying about alleged abuse and torture of suspects by himself and detectives under his command. Jury selection for his trial started this week.
Mr. Burge's attorneys have been and continue to ask for a change of venue for their client. The most recent request was due to a planned rally by victims of Mr. Burge and his men. According to the defense, "[b]ecause the rally will incite great prejudice against Jon Burge in the community from which the jury is to be drawn, the only fair remedy is to change the venue..."
For more information about the jury selection for Mr. Burge's trial see the following articles: