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    This case just gets worse and worse. I am somewhat suspect about the timing of the sex abuse allegation though, the guy has been in jail since what, March?



    Technically, the eighth amendment prohibits setting excessive bail as punishment or to keep a suspect confined before trial. But this guy is on video committing the murder, he's clearly a danger to society - just ask the Arbery family. Sorry, I don't think he should even be eligible for bail.
    I'm sure the sexual abuse happened before the whole Arbery shooting. I guess someone came forward, because they felt safe enough to speak or they're seeking publicity.

    If that's true, the 8th Amendment clearly doesn't work. I believe many suspects are confined until their trial.


    I drove to Satilla Shores tonight. I've been meaning to see where it all happened, but I've never really had the chance to go.
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    Video of 2017 shoplifting incident by Ahmaud.
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    https://www.kget.com/news/national/a...rbery-slaying/

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery say their clients weren’t motivated by race when they armed themselves, chased after the young Black man and shot him in the street after a confrontation, according to interviews published Friday.

    Gregory and Travis McMichael have been jailed since they were arrested on murder chargesin May, more than two months after 25-year-old Arbery was fatally shot while running in their neighborhood outside the port city of Brunswick.

    Cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery three times at close range with a shotgun further fueled a national outcry over racial injustice. Gregory McMichael told police after the shooting that he and his son pursued Arbery because they suspected him of being a burglar.

    “This case is not about race,” Bob Rubin, one of Travis McMichael’s defense attorneys, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution in a storypublished Friday. “Mr. Arbery was not targeted because he was Black.”

    Travis McMichael grabbed a shotgun and his father armed himself with a handgun when they saw Arbery run past their home Feb. 23. The men pursued Arbery in a pickup truck. They stopped in the road in front of Arbery, who kept running until he came face-to-face with Travis McMichael. The video shows Arbery punching and trying to grab the gun before he’s shot.

    Attorney Franklin Hogue, who represents Gregory McMichael, was quoted by the newspaper as saying the McMichaels went after Arbery because he had previously been recorded by security cameras inside a nearby home under construction.

    “This is what was in their head,” Hogue said. “Not the narrative you’re hearing: `Ah, there’s a Black man running in our neighborhood. Let’s go track him down and shoot him.′ It’s far from that.”

    Authorities have said there’s no evidence Arbery stole from the construction site or that he committed any other crimes. An attorney for the homeowner has said it’s possible Arbery stopped at the site for water while he was jogging.

    During a preliminary court hearing in June, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Dial testified that a third man charged in Arbery’s killing told police he overheard Travis McMichael utter aracist slur as he stood over the body right after the shooting.

    Rubin said he believes William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., who shot the video and was also charged with murder for joining the pursuit, made up the account of the slur in hopes of cutting a deal with investigators.

    “You could feel the world gasping” when the investigator in court first accused Travis McMichael of using the slur, Rubin said. “We gasped. But when you look at what’s actually happening it can’t be true and I don’t think it’s true.”

    Both McMichaels filed legal motions last month asking a judge to grant them bond so they can be released from jail pending trial. They’re still awaiting a decision.

    Rubin called Travis McMichael “a man who’s lived a very good life, a life helping others,” not a caricature of “Southern vigilante racism.”

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...h/?arc404=true


    Ahmaud Arbery's mom says her son's death has become a full-blown business for one of her son's friends, a former coach and others -- and she's blasting all of them for profiting off tragedy.

    Wanda Cooper-Jones says she's alarmed by the "I RUN WITH MAUD" social media pages, which were initially started as a memorial to her son. She says Ahmaud's friend, Akeem Baker, came to her with the idea and she was on board at first, but doesn't like the fact the page is now being run like a business.

    She also says she's being denied administrative access to the page.



    Wanda claims Akeem even started a GoFundMe page for her son -- which she never asked him to do -- and it's raised nearly $2 million. The page says the money's going to Wanda, but she's already back to work.

    Ahmaud's mother is also incensed someone filed for an "I Run With Maud" trademark. She doesn't say who did it, but does say the applicant never even knew Ahmaud.

    Next on her list is Foundation 2.23 ... which refers to the date Ahmaud was killed. Wanda says it was founded by Jason Vaughn, a local high school coach who did not have a close relationship with Ahmaud. She says the org held a big fundraiser, but wants to make it clear the foundation is not affiliated with her family.

    She says she's could not stay silent in the face of what she sees as injustice. Wanda's bottom line is ... she's not asking for any money, because no amount of cash can change the fact she had to bury her son.


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    BRUNSWICK, Ga. ? Jason Vaughn stepped out of the locker room, and already his phone was buzzing again, another citizen-turned-activist calling about another young Black man who had died in police custody.

    ?All of these people are calling about cases,? Vaughn said, and even though he wanted to help bring exposure to all of them, first he needed to deliver a speech to the players on his high school football team.

    They had already dedicated their season to the memory of Ahmaud Arbery, who like them had worn the blue and gold of Brunswick High, but that would never be enough. So they waited in the school?s auxiliary gym before practice, as they did every Tuesday, to hear Vaughn speak about the injustices surrounding Arbery?s death. Vaughn arrived and took off his Nikes before walking to the middle of the gym in his socks. Today?s lesson: leadership.

    ?Who is going to be that lawyer, when somebody is accused of a crime they didn?t do?? Vaughn asked his players. ?Who is going to be the next police chief to make sure the police handle business correctly??

    He was now always challenging them with ideas such as this, because over the past six months, Vaughn has become much more than a football coach in his hometown. He has emerged as a leading advocate for justice for Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man ? and his former linebacker ? who was shot and killed after being chased by armed White men while jogging in a local neighborhood in February.

    As some local leaders and institutions fell silent after Arbery?s death ? no arrests were made for more than two months ? Vaughn, a longtime assistant coach at Brunswick, helped amplify exposure around the case, which led to wider recognition and eventually the arrests of three men on murder charges. Arbery?s case would go on to become one of the focal points of the broader nationwide reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality, which was again reignited in recent days following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

    Vaughn, 39, has been racially profiled himself as a Black man in Brunswick, he said, and now he often wonders about his future in the community as a teacher and coach, because some in this small coastal town have warned him to tone it down. Yet even with outside interest in him ? he said schools in Atlanta and Savannah recently have approached him about administrator jobs ? he refuses to leave the kids.

    ?People on the low have told me I could lose my job for this. A lot of people told me not to do it. People told me to stop stirring trouble. I became an agitator in my hometown, for talking about a guy who was murdered in his community,? he said. ?But one of the great things about coaching: I got more support from the community than I got threats.?

    That support has deepened his resolve as a leading advocate for Arbery and victims of racial violence and as a mentor to teens at his school who represent a chance to change the town?s leadership that he believes failed Arbery.

    ?What people don?t realize is, I still lost my player,? Vaughn said. ?I?m still dealing with grief. I?m doing something a football coach shouldn?t have to do.?
    TOP: Vaughn coaches offensive linemen on blocking technique during practice last month. ?People told me to stop stirring trouble,? Vaughn says. ?I became an agitator in my hometown, for talking about a guy who was murdered in his community. But one of the great things about coaching: I got more support from the community than I got threats.? (Stephen B. Morton for The Washington Post) BOTTOM LEFT: Vaughn explains a scheme to his offensive linemen during a practice last month. ?What people don?t realize is, I still lost my player,? Vaughn says of Ahmaud Arbery. ?I?m still dealing with grief.? (Stephen B. Morton for The Washington Post) BOTTOM RIGHT: A mural of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Ga. (Yolanda Richardson for The Washington Post)
    ?He latched on and wouldn?t let go?

    The last time Vaughn saw Arbery was on a Friday morning in November. Vaughn was stressed the morning before a big game, so he went for a run in his neighborhood. A few minutes into the workout, he saw Arbery running in the distance. Vaughn called out for him and tried to catch up with his former player, but Arbery was running too fast. He turned the corner of a block and disappeared.

    ?He moved with great speed,? Vaughn said.

    Vaughn knew Arbery loved to run. Arbery lived in the neighborhood of Fancy Bluff, and his route would often take him about two miles across U.S. Route 17 ? a bustling four-lane highway connecting Brunswick and the sandy-beach resorts of Jekyll Island on the Atlantic Ocean. He would cross into Satilla Shores, a small subdivision composed mostly of 20th-century ranch homes nestled beneath towering oak trees cloaked in thick Spanish moss.

    That?s where Arbery was the afternoon of Feb. 23 when he was shot and killed after being chased through the neighborhood by three White men.

    After spotting Arbery from his front yard, Gregory McMichael, 64, alerted his son, Travis McMichael, 34, according to the police report. The men armed themselves with a .357 magnum and a shotgun and hopped into a white truck to give chase. Gregory McMichael told police that a third man from their neighborhood, William ?Roddie? Bryan Jr., had also attempted to block Arbery with his vehicle as the men gave chase.

    Gregory McMichael, a former investigator in the local district attorney?s office, told police that he and his son believed Arbery was a suspected burglar in the neighborhood and that Arbery attacked his son before he was shot and killed. A surveillance video later showed a man believed to be Arbery entering a house under construction in Satilla Shores moments before the shooting, though the property owner said nothing was taken.

    The Glynn County district attorney?s office did not bring charges against the McMichaels or Bryan.

    None of it made sense to Vaughn. As an African American studies teacher, he had long taught his classes that the killings of unarmed Black men rarely resulted in justice. He made up his mind to be a crusader for Arbery.

    ?This small guy had a huge heart,? Vaughn said of his former player. ?We had built a bond.?

    Vaughn had little idea of where to start. He had heard about Arbery?s death through social media that night. He read the initial story in the local newspaper, the Brunswick News, which cast Arbery as a burglary suspect, and Vaughn cut and pasted the story into his own feed so people could read it. Within an hour, more than 100 of his followers had commented. Vaughn?s brother, John Richards, a pastor and lawyer based in Little Rock, called and told him ?they were set up to get away with it.?

    The case, from the beginning, had been plagued by conflicts of interest through multiple district attorney?s offices. It had been under the jurisdiction of prosecutor Jackie Johnson, who four days after Arbery?s death requested to recuse herself from the case because she had worked with Gregory McMichael.

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    I'm lazy. Has it already been discussed that one of the Mcmichaels confronted someone else about being a burglar?

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    https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news...d-arbery-case/

    GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – The next hearing in the Ahmaud Arbery case has been set for Nov. 12.

    According to the Superior Court of Glynn County, a hearing for Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William Bryan will be held at 10 a.m. in front of Judge Timothy Walmsley in Brunswick.

    The following matters will be addressed:

    Petitions for Bond (Travis McMichaeI and Greg McMichaeI)
    Special Demurrers Nos. 1-8
    Joint Motion for Deposition of Larry English
    State’s Motion for Ex—Parte Hearing
    Motion to Enjoin the State

    The McMichaels and Bryan are currently charged with nine counts each, including felony murder and malice murder. All three pleaded not guilty.

    Authorities say Travis McMichael fatally shot 25-year-old Arbery on Feb. 23, after he and his father chased him in a pickup truck, armed, as he was jogging in the Satilla Shores subdivision.

    Travis McMichael claimed Arbery matched the description of a burglary suspect. Bryan is said to have followed in another vehicle, trapping Arbery on the road and filming the shooting.

    Learn more and see the latest updates in the case, here.
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    BRUNSWICK, Ga. – New court filings in the Ahmaud Arbery case show state attorneys want “racial” text messages and Facebook posts from the men facing murder charges in Arbery’s death to be considered at trial.

    The death of Arbery, 25, has sparked nationwide outrage after cellphone video of the teen being chased down and shot to death in a neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia, was published online.

    Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, a father and son, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. William ‘Roddie’ Bryan, the Georgia man whose cellphone video captured the shooting, has also been charged in Arbery’s death.

    In early October, the special prosecutor’s office handling the case notified the court it intends to bring to trial evidence of racial slurs posted on social media and sent in text messages by all three men. The messages and post are all dated from 2019, including a racial highway video and racial messages extracted from William “Roddie” Bryan’s phone.

    The state also notified the court that it intends to bring up Greg McMichael’s police accreditation suspensions. Records revealed back in May the retired district attorney investigator spent eight years of his career in law enforcement without police powers.

    The court document says the admission of the other acts of evidence is “intrinsic evidence” and is submitted for "the purpose of showing proof of motive and/or lack of motive, intent, to explain conduct, and/or absence of mistake, accident, justification, good character or racial goodwill.

    Jacksonville Attorney Gene Nichols, who is not affiliated with the case, explained that special prosecutors will next have to convince a judge to allow the evidence to be presented at trial.

    “The interesting part about what they are seeking to present, if they’re not required to show any sort of racial element as to the basis for their homicide charges in this case or any other charge, then the court is going to have to weigh: Does this evidence tend to prove some form of intent or motive in order to get it in? Or, on the contrary, is it’s so prejudicial to the defendant, that it should not be admitted into evidence?” Nichols said.

    Richard Dial, a special agent with GBI and the lead investigator in the case, testified at the preliminary hearing on June 4 that Travis McMichael was overheard using a racial slur moments after shooting Arbery.

    Dial said in court Roddie Bryan told law enforcement he heard McMichael say “f****** n*****” after shooting Ahmaud Arbery three times and prior to police arriving on the scene.

    Dial was asked if there is evidence Travis McMichael used the N-word before and he responded, “Yes, sir, many times.”

    “One particular one that comes to mind was he made the statement that he loved his job because he’s out on a boat and there aren’t any N-words anywhere,” Dial testified June 4.

    Dial also said McMichael responded it would have been better if someone had “blown the f****** n****** head off” in response to an unspecified Instagram post.

    The attorney for Travis McMichael said he could not provide a comment at this time. The next hearing in the case is set to happen in November.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ay/ar-BB1aZzCX


    The Georgia father and son charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery are back in court Friday to argue for their release on bond.

    It is the second day of arguments in a lengthy hearing that began Thursday, when defense attorneys brought several witnesses to testify on behalf of the suspects, arguing the pair poses no flight risk or threat to public safety.

    But prosecutors are fighting to keep the two white men in jail as they await trial on the February killing of 25-year-old Arbery, an unarmed Black man who was chased and shot while running in a residential area outside Brunswick.

    In the courtroom Friday, prosecutor Jesse Evans argued that ex-cop Gregory McMichaels and his son Travis pose a “significant danger” to the community and should not be released. He also said the elder McMichael has “vigilante views” and could potentially try obstructing the ongoing investigation.

    This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael.

    Prosecutors and racial justice activists believe racism played a key role in the killing, with critics describing the caught-on-video incident as an example of modern-day lynching.

    Evans on Thursday cited a series of online communications attributed to Travis McMichael, who fired the three fatal shots, as evidence of racism, including a 2019 text message in which he allegedly wrote about shooting “a crackhead c--n with gold teeth” and a year-old Facebook comment featuring an offensive term for Asians. Longtime friend Zachary Langford, who was part of those exchanges, denied that his buddy was being racist.

    The two suspects avoided jail for more than two months and were arrested only after cellphone video of the shooting leaked on social media. The footage helped fuel a wave of protests against system racism across the country.

    The two men claim they were trying to question Arbery that day because he fit the description of a suspect in a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.

    Prosecutors and Arbery’s family dispute that argument, saying the victim was simply jogging 2 miles from his home when the father and son “chased, hunted down and ultimately executed” him with the help of a neighbor, co-defendant William “Roddie” Bryan Jr.

    “These men are proud of what they have done,” Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, told the court on Thursday. “They want to go home because they think in their selfish minds that they are the good guys.”

    Surveillance footage shows the victim did go into a vacant construction site before the shooting, but there has been no evidence so far that he ever stole anything from the property and the homeowner said he never asked the McMichaels for any help.

    Bryan, who captured part of the incident on his cellphone, was denied bond in July. He’s accused of helping his neighbors chase and ambush Arbery by hitting the victim with his truck moments before the killing.

    Bryan also told police in an interview that he overheard Travis McMichael uttering a racial slur as he stood over Arbery’s dead body after shooting him.

    Ahmaud Arbery was shot to death in February.

    Family members and friends insisted on Thursday that the McMichaels are not racist and felt remorse after the shooting.

    “In no way, shape or form is Travis hateful towards any group of people, nor does he look down on anyone based on race, religion or beliefs,” Curt Hall, who was in the Coast Guard with Travis McMichael and described himself as “multiracial," said in a letter read in court Thursday.

    The three suspects are charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

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    https://news.yahoo.com/ahmaud-arbery...192143521.html

    New police body camera footage released in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case includes one of the alleged killers blaming Mr Arbery for the shooting and another potentially admitting to hitting him with a truck.

    In February, a father and son chased down Mr Arbery, a Black man who had been out jogging, under the pretense that he had been breaking into a house that had been under construction. After they stopped him, a struggle ensued and the son, Travis McMichael, shot and killed Mr Arbery with a shotgun.

    CBS 47/ FOX 30 in Jacksonville, Florida obtained body camera footage from Glynn County police in Georgia featuring the reactions of Travis McMichael - the man who shot Mr Arbery - his father, Greg, and neighbor William Bryan, who filmed the encounter, in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

    The footage shows officers approaching the McMichaels, while Mr Arbery's bloodied body lies in the street. An officer on the scene tells a colleague that Mr Arbery is "about to be 10-7, man" - police code for "out of service."

    Travis McMichael can be seen pacing in the background of the shot, clearly affected by killing Mr Arbery.

    His father can be heard on the video assuring officers "[Travis] had no choice, man."

    In a later clip, the elder McMichaels tells an officer that he was yelling to his son not to shoot anyone, but then said Mr Arbery grabbed for the shotgun, which prompted his son to shoot him.

    He told officers they had allegedly seen Mr Arbery breaking into houses that were under construction "numerous times." Both men justified chasing Mr Arbery down by claiming he had been breaking into houses.

    Elsewhere in the video, Travis McMichael says shooting Mr Arbery was the "last thing I ever wanted to do in my life."

    He then blames Mr Arbery for the shooting.

    "If he had stopped this wouldn't have happened," he said.

    Another video shows the interrogation of Mr Bryan, who filmed the shooting and was eventually charged with felony. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Mr Bryan said he prayed for Mr Arbery's family "every night," but prosecutors believe Mr Bryan was an active participant in the events leading up to the shooting.

    In the video, an office asks Mr Bryan if he was just a passerby, to which Mr Bryan replies "Nah, not necessarily" before explaining his role.

    Mr Bryan said he saw Mr Arbery being chased by the McMichaels, and said he called out the men "y'all got him?" He told officers he offered to help because of the alleged break-ins in the area.

    Mr Bryan then described getting into his truck and using it to try to stop Mr Arbery.

    "I pulled out of my driveway, was gonna try to block him, but he was going all around it and I made a few moves at him, you know?" he said. "And he didn't stop."

    In May, Mr Bryan claimed he had no involvement in what had occurred, but in the footage he all but admits to trying to at least block - if not hit - Mr Arbery with his truck.

    Mr Arbery's family and legal team pushed for Mr Bryan to be arrested alongside the McMichaels from the beginning. He was eventually arrested and charged in May, three months after the shooting.

    All three men have pleaded not guilty to the murder.

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    In case anyone cares, Jackie Johnson was booted out of office, most likely for her mishandling of this case. The new prosecutor is someone that I previously worked for as a paralegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    In case anyone cares, Jackie Johnson was booted out of office, most likely for her mishandling of this case. The new prosecutor is someone that I previously worked for as a paralegal.
    I have a friend who works in law enforcement in Georgia and he was telling me about this case long before it hit the public media. I'm going to leave my thoughts there. When I think about the caucasity of these men I see red.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/federal-gr...ry?id=77376829

    A federal grand jury has charged three men with hate crimes and attempted kidnapping in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

    Travis McMichael, 35; Travis's father, Gregory McMichael, 65; and William Bryan, 51, have each been charged with one count of interference of rights and attempted kidnapping, while the McMichaels were each charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

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    MORE: Timeline: Events leading up to the arrests of 3 men in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery
    All three men had previously been arrested months after the shooting. In June, a Glynn County grand jury voted to indict all three for felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal contempt to commit a felony in the death of Arbery.

    They each have pleaded not guilty and have been ordered to stand trial later this year.

    PHOTO: Booking photos of Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. who have been charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
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    Booking photos of Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. who have been charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
    Arbery, 25, a Black man, was killed while jogging in the neighborhood of Satilla Shores in Brunswick, Georgia, on Feb. 23, 2020.

    Gregory McMichael, a retired investigator with the Brunswick District Attorney's Office who previously served as a Glynn County police officer, saw Arbery and assumed he was the person who committed "several break-ins" in their neighborhood, according to a police report. He and his son grabbed their guns -- a .357 magnum and shotgun, respectively -- and jumped into a white pick-up truck, authorities said.

    MORE: Ahmaud Arbery's mother files federal lawsuit against 3 men accused of killing son
    Bryan recorded the chase on his cellphone, which captured Arbery getting ambushed by the McMichaels.

    Arbery was seen in the viral video struggling with Travis McMichael before being fatally shot.

    PHOTO: In this May 29, 2020, file photo, a protestor holds up a photo of Ahmaud Arbery at a rally in Washington.
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    In this May 29, 2020, file photo, a protestor holds up a photo of Ahmaud Arbery at a rally in Washington.
    The new federal indictment alleges that the three men intimidated and threatened Arbery and interfered with his right to use a public street "because of Arbery's race and color." It also alleges that all three chased Arbery "in an attempt to restrain [him], restrict his free movement, corral and detain him against his will, and prevent his escape."

    On the one-year anniversary of his death, Arbery's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, alleging that the McMichaels and Bryan were acting as surrogate police when he was killed.

    ABC News' Bill Hutchinson contributed to this report.

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    On cell
    Jury selection begins February 7, 2022.
    https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...442655eb4.html
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    On cell.
    I don't think she's going to serve any jail time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    On cell.
    I don't think she's going to serve any jail time.

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    On cell.

    I was wrong. They arrested her, but she's since bonded out.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/03/us/ah...ted/index.html

    Also, they sent out 1,000 jury summons, but I guess my husband nor I was chosen as a lucky participant.

    https://www.wrdw.com/2021/10/13/1000...slaying-trial/

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    11 WHITE People on Jury

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    Jury empaneled, but lone Black juror prompts bias motion against defense attorneys
    By LARRY HOBBS lhobbs@thebrunswicknews.com 47 min ago Comments

    After an arduous two-and-a-half week process, a jury of 11 White people and one Black person was selected Wednesday afternoon to hear the racially charged trial of three White men accused of murder in the killing of a 25-year-old Black man.

    The selection prompted prosecutors with the Cobb County District Attorney's Office to immediately file a motion claiming bias by defense attorneys in the strike process that whittled a group of 48 potential jurors down to a jury of 12, plus four alternates. There were 12 Black jurors in the pool of 48, or about one-fourth of the group.

    Because of the motions filed by the prosecution, the jury of 12 has not yet been officially seated. The arguments to reseat eight of the 12 Blacks who were eliminated during the defense's preemptory strikes remains ongoing.

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    Of its allotted 24 strikes against potential jurors from that pool, the three defense teams struck 11 Black jurors. Linda Dunikoski, the senior assistant district attorney with the Cobb DA, challenged eight of those strikes against Black potential jurors on the contention that they were struck because of race.

    The defense and the prosecution currently are debating before Judge Timothy Walmsley the motives for the striking those eight Black jurors, which Dunikoski is seeking to have reseated.

    In the meantime, opening statements in the case could begin as soon as Thursday morning.

    The jury will hear the murder trial of Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and 52-year-old William "Roddie" Bryan. They stand accused of murder, aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment in the killing of Arbery on the Sunday afternoon of Feb. 23, 2020, in the Satilla Shores neighborhood.

    Travis McMichael shot the unarmed Arbery three times at close range with a 12-gauge shotgun as the two struggled for possession of McMichaels' gun near Satilla Drive and Holmes Road. The McMichaels had armed themselves, jumped into a pickup truck and pursued Arbery after seeing him run past their Satilla Drive homes moments earlier.

    Bryan joined the chase in his pickup truck after seeing Arbery run past his Burford Road home with the McMichaels in pursuit. Bryan used his cellphone to record the bloody conclusion, a video that sparked national outrage when it was leaked online in May 2020.

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation moved in and arrested the McMichaels and Bryan shortly afterward.

    The video will play heavily in the trial's outcome. Virtually all of the hundreds of potential jurors who were questioned since jury selection began on Oct 1. had seen the video.

    The McMichaels said they suspected Arbery of burglarizing a nearby home that was under construction. Defense attorneys will argue that Arbery's killing was the result of self-defense in the course of a citizen's arrest. The prosecution contends Arbery was murdered while out for a jog on a public street.

    Dunikoski has said the trial could last until Nov. 19.

    No Blacks were struck from the four alternate jurors, although the racial makeup of the alternate list is not yet known.

    Defense attorneys for the three defendants insisted the strikes against Blacks were not motivated by race.

    "Most of the jury selection we had to do was the epitome of the lesser of two evils," said Laura Hogue, an attorney representing Gregory McMichael. "The majority of the Black jurors brought in here were struck for cause immediately because of their strong opinions (against the defendants). It is up to use to say to ourselves, 'Is this an appropriate jurors? Would you want that juror judging you?' The answer is a resounding, 'No.'"

    Late Wednesday afternoon, Walmsley was still hearing arguments to reseat Black potential jurors, based on the prosecution's contention that defense struck them strictly because of race.

    Defense attorneys said one woman was struck because she told sibling who belongs to the NAACP, "there should be another solution instead of pulling out a gun and bam,'"
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    That's bullshit. That's not even trying to be unbiased.

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    FFS. COMPLETE bullshit!
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    The Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Is Already Getting Ugly

    On Wednesday, the government challenged the racial makeup of the jury in the case against Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and their neighbor William Bryan, all white men. The trio face multiple charges, including felony murder, after allegedly chasing Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man—whom they said they believed to be involved in a string of break-ins—down before Travis McMichael ultimately shot him on camera.

    Specifically, senior Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski filed a “reverse Batson” challenge immediately after the pool of jurors was tentatively finished, alleging that the defense used 11 of their allotted peremptory strikes on Black potential jurors in an act of “racial discrimination.” The challenge was rejected by Walmsley late Wednesday.

    The dispute marks the latest obstacle in the case that was always going to hinge on allegations of racial animus—and now features an unsuccessful appeal by way of a procedure one expert called “unusual,” if not exactly without precedent amid a national reckoning on race in America.

    “The defense struck these jurors… because of racial bias,” Dunikoski said in her argument for the reverse Batson challenge. A traditional Batson challenge is often used by the defense to argue prosecutors are stacking a jury of white people against a suspect of color, whereas the prosecution was employing the procedure Wednesday in hopes of making a jury more diverse.

    Breaking down her argument that defense attorneys purposefully were “discriminatory” with their strike choices, Dunikoski said she was going to “rely on the math.”

    “The defense was given 24 strikes, the state was given 12 strikes,” the prosecutor said, noting that before the tentatively final 12-person jury panel was selected, “we had 12 African American jurors…[and] 36 white jurors.”

    “So African American jurors made up one-quarter of the jury panel. But the actual jury that was selected only has one African American male on it. It has 11 white people on it,” she said.

    Dunikoski went on to argue that the defense “disproportionately” chose to boot out 11 Black jurors in their final striking decisions.

    Judge Walmsley quickly ruled there was enough initial evidence to warrant a look and agreed to hear arguments about several jurors the defense struck. They included one woman the defense argued “had a very favorable view of Ahmaud” and another male who was a former police officer and veteran.

    Another potential juror struck by the defense wrote on her questionnaire that Arbery was shot “due to his color,” the defense said.

    For former federal prosecutor Neama Rahman, the push for a more diverse jury pool is critical for the prosecution in order for them to win this case.

    “If the defense is indeed using racially motivated peremptory strikes to whitewash the jury, that is both unlawful, especially unconstitutional, and unethical,” Rahman told The Daily Beast. “Normally, it is the defense who raises Batson motions, but as we saw in the Derek Chauvin trial, the prosecution can use it when the victim is African American. And in the Chauvin case, the state’s effective use of Batson challenges resulted in a jury that was half people of color, which convicted the white aggressor.”

    But Laura Hogue, an attorney for Gregory McMichael who spoke on behalf of the defense, argued on Wednesday that race was not the reason they used several of their strikes on Black jurors. Instead, she said, the defense simply had to “rate the best of the worst” potential jurors.

    “It was the epitome of the lesser of two evils,” Hogue said, claiming that most Black jurors were struck for having strong opinions about the case or the defense’s clients.

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    The jury is out for deliberations. Let's hope that this doesn't end up like Rittenhouse. Although, the fact that the defense tried to cut a deal late in the trial looks good for a conviction. You can't exactly claim "self defense" when you gather up an armed mob and hop in to a truck to chase someone down who is unarmed.

    Jurors begin deliberations in trial of three men in Ahmaud Arbery's killing

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    I'm thinking they'll be not guilty on some charges, but guilty where it counts. *fingers crossed*
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    They've reached a verdict. Watch live here:

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    Have they announced it? I am not able to play sound right now, I have other people in the office with me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Have they announced it? I am not able to play sound right now, I have other people in the office with me.
    All three guilty to different degrees and different counts. It's confusing because they were all tried together for a myriad of charges, but one guy wasn't found guilty of felony murder. A lesser murder charge. The other two of felony murder. Basically, it's good news! Watch when you can and you'll hear all of the verdicts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    All three guilty to different degrees and different counts. It's confusing because they were all tried together for a myriad of charges, but one guy wasn't found guilty of felony murder. A lesser murder charge. The other two of felony murder. Basically, it's good news! Watch when you can and you'll hear all of the verdicts.
    Yeah I just checked a news site and saw that. Good news!


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    Here's a full breakdown of all of the charges:

    Live updates: All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

    https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news...cnn-mobile-app
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