Carl Wayne Clarke was arrested after attending a rally at which Assemblywoman McCray was shot and charged with the shooting, which was racially motivated. He was appointed Jay Simmons as his counsel. Jay initially wanted to cover up Carl's face tattoos so the jury wouldn't peg him immediately as a white supremacist, but he ultimately decided to let Carl go to court with the tattoos visible and made it part of his argument. He said that while Carl was a white supremacist and they were quick to peg the crime on him, there was no evidence that Carl was actually the one to fire the gun. Carl was found not guilty.