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"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"I want to actress and Grammy Award winning singer Olivia Newton-John died today at her ranch in Southern California. That, according to her husband, John easterling on her Facebook page, it read in part, Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer. The cause of death was in given. In the 1978 movie, musical Greece, Newton John starred as the good girl, sandy Olsen, who falls for the bad boy, played by John Travolta. Mellow pop songs were her stock and trade. She won four Grammys, including let me be there. I honestly love you and in 1982 for the then suggestive single, let's get physical. Olivia Newton-John was 73 years old. Wall Street ended the day in mixed territory, the Dow up 29 points, the NASDAQ down 13 points S&P 500 down 5. You're listening to NPR news. From WAB. News in Atlanta, good afternoon. I'm Jimbo as our time is 5 O four. Two white men convicted of killing the 25 year old black jogger ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime. U.S. district court judge Lisa got be wood sentenced father and son Greg and Travis mcmichael in Brunswick, their neighbor, William roddie Bryan, who recorded video of the killing was sentenced to 35 years. All three were previously sentenced to life in a state court for Arbery's murder, harbor was on a run in early 2020 when the men armed themselves and chased him in a pickup truck, then cornered him, Travis mcmichael, shot, and killed him. The owner of the Atlanta journal constitution is acquired axios media in a deal worth a reported $525 million Cox enterprises says it plans to accelerate axios expansion into more media markets. Emile Moffitt has the latest. Axios first launched in 2017
Father and son get life for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's killing
"The white father and son responsible for the killing of ahmaud Arbery a black man in Georgia get life in prison for committing a federal hate crime It's the same sentence Greg and Travis mcmichael got from the state for killing Arbery the federal crime penalties largely symbolic still Arbery's parents say it's another victory The judge said it's not lost on the court It was the kind of trial Arbery did not get before he was shot and killed The mcmichaels wanted to serve their time in a federal prison saying they felt threatened in a state facility but were denied They told police they suspected Arbery was a burglar when they chased him in a pickup and Travis mcmichael shot him with neighbor William roddy Bryan filming
Man who shot Ahmaud Arbery gets life sentence for hate crime
"The white man who's shot and killed ahmaud Arbery a black man that he chased in Georgia gets a life sentence for committing a federal hate crime Travis mcmichael's punishment is largely symbolic He was sentenced earlier this year to life without parole in a Georgia state court for Arbery's murder inside court He didn't speak outside court in the pelting rain Marcus Arbery the 25 year old victim's father said mcmichael had shown his son no mercy and he deserves the same to rot in state prison That's the thing that will involve people Didn't give him no money Michael his father and their neighbor said they thought Arbery was a burglar His mother Wanda Cooper Jones says the sentence was just I feel every shot Every day audio courtesy W J XX I'm Julie Walker
Men face sentencing for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's death
"Three white men who chased and killed a black man running in a Georgia neighborhood are scheduled to appear in federal court today to be sentenced for hate crimes The three men already have been sentenced by the state of Georgia to life sentences for the February 2020 shooting of 25 year old ahmaud Arbery The first to appear for a sentencing hearing today is Travis mcmichael who blasted Arbery with a shotgun after mcmichael his father and a neighbor chased Arbery down The three men faced possible federal life sentences after a jury convicted them in February of violating Arbery civil rights and targeting him because of his race the father and son have asked the judge to send them to a federal present saying they won't be safe in the Georgia prison system I'm Donna warder
Joe Biden Signs Anti-Lynching Bill in 'Historic First'
"I must say I was kind of intrigued and also bemused to see a Biden on the news. And the guy was, you know, drawing himself up to full height and he says that he is signing on his desk. The first anti lynching law in American history. And according to Biden, no federal law, no federal law, he repeats, expressly prohibited lynching until today. So, let it go on the record, then Biden is against lynching now. Are there lynchings going on in America today? No. Was there anyone that you can remember in the last 5 years? No. In the last 30 years? No. Yeah, sure. You can think of hate crimes, the ahmaud Arbery case more recently. And of course, going back 20 or 30 years, we can find a till and there are other examples, of course. But lynching hasn't really occurred in the classic sense in America in 40 years. So it's not exactly an ongoing social problem. And to some degree, coming out today now and saying, listen, we're going to be banning lynching all across the country in all 50 states. This is kind of like saying, you know, we're going to be banning cannibalism, or we're going to come out four square against witch burning. I mean, yeah, and when goes into the landscape of history, you can ferret out the Salem witch trials and you can find that with some mansion cannibalism, perhaps. But none of these are pressing social problems. So this appears to be a certain kind of absurd virtue signaling. At least that was my initial reaction until I began to look a little bit more at the law itself. And what's interesting is that the law is not about lynching. It recognizes the absurdity of outlying something that isn't even happening. So what is the law doing? Well, the law and this is a very kind of democratic move is in the name of fighting lynching is actually fortifying penalties for so called hate
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WTOP
"On the go WTO never miss a moment Good afternoon I'm Mark Lewis And I'm Deborah Feinstein Jocelyn chess and is at the producer's desk wired by IBW local 26 Now recruiting experienced electricians to join their ranks Coming up We are awaiting remarks from President Biden on the crisis in Ukraine The verdict comes in and the hate crimes trial of three men convicted of murdering ahmaud Arbery And the Republicans have been selected who will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address Now at one 31 CBS News special report President Biden is set to deliver an update from The White House on Ukraine as the U.S. and its allies pledge new sanctions over Russia's latest aggression against its neighbor NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after an extraordinary meeting of the alliance today We urge Russia in the strongest possible terms to choose the path of diplomacy British prime minister Boris Johnson says the UK would slap sanctions on 5 Russian banks and three wealthy individuals By denying Ukraine's legitimacy as a state and presenting its very existence as a mortal threat to Russia Putin is establishing the pretext for a full scale offensive As for the Russians CBS Mary Ella Shana is there and says they see sanctions this way The official line of Russian officials so far has been that sanctions don't really scare them Again President Biden is set to speak soon on all these issues CBS News special report I'm Matt piper And we will be streaming President Biden's remarks for you at WTO P dot com The verdict is guilty and the hate crimes trial of the three white men convicted in the murder of ahmaud Arbery A federal court jury in coastal prusik Georgia concluded 25 year old ahmaud Arbery was targeted because he was black His mother Wanda Cooper Jones They gave us the sense of a small victory But we as a family would never get victory because our mom is gone forever Arbery's father Marcus We got just as far more in the power and the state The federal court verdict was a symbolic one says the three white defendants were convicted of murder at a Georgia state court and sentenced to life in prison And closing arguments are underway in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers who were charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights as he was killed The prosecutor telling the jury the officers sat by and chose to do nothing as Floyd begged for air and fell silent as Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck Thou tau and Alexander Kang and Thomas lane are all accused of depriving Floyd of his right to medical care Kang and tau are also charged with failing to intervene to stop Chauvin during the killing in 2020 The defense attorneys each of the say each of the three men will present their arguments later in the day Just ahead gay rights versus religious beliefs The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up.
Testimony to resume in Ahmaud Arbery death hate crimes case
"The prosecution continues its case in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmad are very on Tuesday jurors heard from neighbors that the defendants are described how the fatal shooting in twenty twenty shocked them they also watched graphic cell phone video and so crime scene photos of Aubrey's body before hearing exams of interviews the defendants gave to police father and son Greg and Travis with Michael and neighbor William Roddy Bryant were sentenced to life in the state's case now all three standing trial in a separate federal case charged with violating our pre civil rights with targeting him because he was black they've pleaded not guilty I'm Julie Walker
Testimony to begin in Ahmaud Arbery death hate crimes trial
"Prosecutors were to begin calling witnesses Tuesday in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering a mod are very on the first day prosecutors told the jury that evidence each of the defendants had a history of making racist comments to win convictions on the hate crimes charges they must prove our pre was chased and fatally shot because he was black in opening statements defense attorneys called their clients use of racist slurs offensive and indefensible but insisted their deadly pursuit of armory was motivated by an earnest though a Roni is suspicion he committed crimes not by racial hostility father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor William Roddy Bryant were sentenced to life in prison in the state's case I'm Julie Walker
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Leila fauld And I'm Rachel Martin there's a federal hate crimes trial underway in Georgia related to the murder of ahmaud Arbery The central question is whether the three white men who killed Arbery were motivated by racism Benjamin paine from Georgia public broadcasting joins us from Brunswick Georgia where the trial is taking place Thanks so much for being here Thanks Rachel So Benjamin let's just start with what arguments the prosecutors plan to make Sure prosecutors say that three defendants Travis mcmichael Greg mcmichael and William roddy Bryan held deeply racist worldviews especially against African Americans and that because of their views they wrongly suspected that Arbery had committed a crime when he was running through their neighborhood In terms of proof prosecutors say they plan to introduce social media posts from the man as well as sworn testimony from people who knew them and interacted with them For example prosecutor Bobby Bernstein said during opening statements yesterday that they plan to call up a person who they say brought up the NAACP in a conversation with Greg mcmichael at which point the witness says mcmichael went off on a racist tirade Bernstein also said that his son Travis mcmichael told some on the reason he enjoyed his job as a defense contractor so much was that there were zero African Americans who worked there but that he didn't say African Americans who used the N word What about the attorneys for the defendants What do they plan to argue here Basically their argument is this the Michaels had a legitimate reason to chase Arbery when they saw him in the neighborhood because they recognized him from surveillance video inside a house that was under construction As for roddy Bryan who tagged along his attorney said in opening statements yesterday his client was just trying to document the incident on video even though that also meant joining in on the chase Now what's interesting here is that none of the defense attorneys denied that the men have expressed racist fuse For example Greg mcmichael's attorney told the jury that his client quote said the types of things that would make people cringe and feel disgusted The defense just argues these racist expressions were not motivating factors So I mean all this must be incredibly difficult for ahmaud Arbery's family to go through they've already been through the criminal trial and now they're coming up in the two year anniversary of ahmaud Arbery's murder Yeah ahmaud Arbery's mother Wanda Cooper Jones said yesterday outside the federal courthouse that she's ready I think it's gonna be a long long haunt round a whole lot of hard evidence is gonna come into play So I gotta be prepared for that But I'm grateful that we're here that we made it this far and I think we're gonna give Victor as well Arbery's father Marcus Arbery also said he was looking forward to a second victory The state murder trial was televised right many Americans saw the guilty verdicts being read on television but I understand there will not be cameras in the courtroom this time Is that right That's correct This is a federal courtroom with rules that prevent that I spoke with Samantha guilder She's with community activist group that was formed after Arbery's murder and she's frustrated this trial isn't more open to the public I think without that level of visibility that there was with the state trial Once you remove that the only thing you're left with is you have to be able to trust the process And so trusting the process and lately is a determined upon having a diverse jury that can hear this trial And the jury in this case is more diverse than the first trial That one had only one black juror to 11 white jurors This federal trial has three black jurors one Hispanic juror and 8 white jurors But it's interesting what you pointed out earlier There is a high bar to clear here right Even though the defendants are known to have uttered racist phrases they have to draw connection to the murder of Arbery Correct That's basically they killed Arbery because he was black That's a much higher legal hurdle to clear than in the state murder trial since it now involves motive Benjamin Payne from Georgia public broadcasting we appreciate your reporting on this thank you Thank you Rachel Families in Colorado are still looking to rebuild their lives after the Marshall fire incinerated parts of boulder county at the end of December Over 500 homes in the city of Louisville were destroyed Those looking to rebuild face a new set of green building codes and to some they're an expensive obstacle Sam brash of Colorado public radio reports Raise two trees is what was our House It's a frigid morning when sulu and her husband take me to see what's left of their two story Louisville home It's not much Probably a whole role used to be a furnace That's an exercise machine that's Yeah that is We had 30 years of love and happy times Just all 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"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WTOP
"21 the men who killed ahmaud Arbery have already been found guilty of murder now federal prosecutors will try to prove they chased after the 25 year old jogger simply because he was black Jury selection in the federal hate crimes trial for the three white men who killed Arbery begins today in Brunswick Georgia prosecutors will be tasked with proving they acted out of racial animosity The three defendants have pleaded not guilty they're already serving life in prison on state murder convictions One of the longest surviving tuskegee airmen who called Montgomery county home was remembered by family and friends during a memorial service yesterday Brigadier general Charles McGee's service to the country spans decades and has touched countless lives He's an example to all marylanders and all Americans During a private memorial service at north Chevy Chase Christian church senator Chris van Holland honored his legacy He was courageous That he was a pioneer that he was a hero And that's how he will be remembered Mister McGee served as a fighter pilot and was a veteran of 409 missions in World War II Korea and Vietnam He was 102 years old when he passed away in Bethesda last month Melissa Howell WTO's Black history month is uniting folger Shakespeare library and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tomorrow's virtual event is called it's been said all along voices of rage hope and empowerment Combining music and poetry is not even a combination It's already there So it was really a matter of how can we display poetry to its best self Fold your artistic curator Terry cross Davis invited four poets to write pieces inspired by famous black musicians These poets include Ashley M Jones Patricia spears Jones Nate Marshall and Rubin Jackson You know there's a piece by Nat King Cole called Sarah nata espousing the glory of love You know I'm a kid next to the radio I'm drowning my pillowcase Go to my loved one Saturday night off and say here are full chat and WTO dot com Jason fairley WTA news Still ahead here and money news how many people have gone back to work at the office It's 8 23 Now regional business insights from the greater Washington board of trade since 1889 a pro business and nonpartisan organization where local leaders in all sectors work together to serve regional interest for inclusive sustainable growth Here's Mari popery Dean of the George Mason school of business and member of the.
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WTOP
"Dulles glass love your glass This morning Amanda Arbery's family is in a courtroom in Georgia They are speaking out against a proposed plea deal Federal prosecutors have reached plea agreements with two of the three white men facing federal hate crimes charges for the 2020 murder of ahmaud Arbery and coastal Brunswick Georgia the three were convicted and state court of murdering the 25 year old unarmed black man as he jogged in a neighborhood Arbery's mother wanted to Cooper Jones told The New York Times she'll try to persuade the judge to reject the agreements during a court hearing today She said quote the prosecutors went behind my back I'm totally upset CBS News Well yesterday would have been the 27th birthday of Maryland congressman Jamie ruskin's son and the family asked that everyone pass on kindness to honor him The hashtag today for Tommy have you on social media sharing everything from donating blood so enclosed and serving food Robin walker owner of Wilma bakes cakes in Chevy Chase passed on kindness in a sweet way on Sunday Tommy was a vegan activist I'm a vegan activist and a vegan baker We gave out a hundred or so free vegan cupcakes and free vegan cookies Raskin son Tommy died by suicide on New Year's Eve in 2020 Tommy was really kind And I know that he would love it if people would continue to be kind to each other and continue to spread kindness She said they're already planning to do it again next year as well Valerie balked to view TOP news Coming.
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"And I agree with counsel that it is dangerous for defendants who have multiple prosecutions against them to make statements of remorse But remorse isn't something that is simply a statement of regret Remorse I think can be determined by looking at somebody's reaction to difficult circumstances and the reality of the situation that they're in Again it doesn't require an apology and quite honestly sometimes apologies are made simply to get past problems remorse is something that's felt and demonstrated In this case getting back to the video again after ahmaud Arbery fell the mcmichaels turned their backs To get a disturbing image and they walked away This was a killing It was callous And it occurred as far as the court is concerned based upon the evidence because confrontation was being sought I think the statement was made during closing arguments It's interesting to note that the most violent crime institute of shores was the murder of ahmaud Arbery So sensing does not generally provide closure I think this one to Cooper Jones also talked about closure But I don't find that it really does And I think that's an unfortunate thing Because in this case I think many people are seeking closure The mother the father the community And maybe even parts of the nation The closure is hard to define and is a granular concept It's seen differently by all depending on their perspective and the prism of your lives Instead of closure maybe we'd best see today's proceeding as an exercise and accountability We are all accountable for our own actions Sometimes in today's day and age that statement is lost upon many And today the defendants are being held accountable for their actions here in superior court Today demonstrates that everybody is accountable to the rule of law Taking the law into your own hands is a dangerous endeavor Unless.
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Into a victim After the choices that he made does not reflect the reality Of what brought ahmaud Arbery to satilla shores In his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long dirty toenails Here's donakowski and rebuttal Criminal defense one on one step three It's the victim's fault Standard standard stuff Malign the victim is the victim's fault I know you're not confined to that Defensive Details like that may very well be seen as a way to dehumanize the victim But ahmaud Arbery was loved He gave love he was a son and a friend We heard about all this and much more In the third season of W AB's podcast buried truths After high school a modern role in technical school to learn how to become an electrician He didn't finish But before he died he told friends he had signed back up and was planning to return He mostly worked for his father in his landscaping and his truck washing businesses And Ahmad's family to a person has only the fondest memories of a mod We spoke with a mods ant Kim abra who talked about the many times the families would get together She says they had a special bond and every time Ahmad left her home he said one particular phrase Again would always say we're getting ready to go but I'm not always telling me IT be careful and I love you This word was always dead In high school young Ahmad was known for his endurance on the football field and for being the class comedian You.
Ahmaud Arbery's mom: Thankful for justice and son's legacy
"The mother of the black Georgian man slain in twenty twenty after being chased by three white men says she feels blessed this year despite her loss AP correspondent Norman hall reports of Montgomery's mother says her sons if the thanksgiving chairs a symbol of justice and despite what she says is an empty spot in her heart she is grateful I'm thankful because his first thanksgiving that would happen saying that we finally got justice Ramana wonder Cooper Jones spent the past six weeks away from home since jury selection started October eighteenth she moved away from Brunswick after her son was killed she says the coming days will be a time for rest and for reflection on memories of her son such is his favorite foods I'm not like butter beans you like butter beans and pork chops I Norman hall
EXPLAINER: Trio guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery. What now?
"What now for the three white men convicted of murder in the death of a model armory Travis McMichael his father Greg a neighbor William Roddy Brian all face a mandatory sentence of life in prison after a modeler Bree was shot dead in Georgia the judge will decide whether the men ever have a chance of parole there's no sentencing date yet the judge said he wanted to give both sides time to prepare the net Michael's plan to appeal the verdicts Brian's lawyer says he plans to file new legal motions after thanksgiving separately federal authorities have charged a man with hate crimes saying they chased and killed armory because he was black that case is scheduled to go to trial in February I'm ready to fall lay
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So we're putting one out for you. I hope it may be enjoying us while you're prepping some food or something or getting cleaned up or traveling whatever it might be. Yeah. And if you are traveling not to plug my other show, but we spent a couple minutes at the beginning to clean up on our 45 this week talking about the uptick in 30 states in COVID cases, 90,000 new cases per day, and please, you know, just take appropriate precautions. It's Thursday, so it's probably too late to say like you're not gonna go visit uncle Frank, if you know he's well, I had COVID once, so I don't see why I should get vaccinated. You know, everybody, if you were 5 or older, the CDC has approved the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 12. I mean, it's just there's no hope there is a 5 year old listening who actually like, and it's on their own too. They have their own phone and they download our show. They're like, oh, let's see. Check out opening arguments. I would have listened to this show when I was 5. Yeah, but secondly, that's a good reminder. I just wanted to mention that on Monday I got my booster and I got my flu shot. It was a little late. I should have gotten the flu shot earlier. I, you know, tend to dilly dally and forget about it, but like please get your flu shot everybody. You know, it's not the greatest sales job, but the flu vaccine is the worst vaccine we have, as humans, and it's still incredibly important in saves lives. And if you don't do it, when you could otherwise do it, you know, and I apply this to myself too for the past month because I should have gotten it a month ago. I am needlessly putting people's lives at risk. People who are susceptible to perhaps dying of the flu, which is not a small number of people. So please get vaccinated. Get your booster if you're eligible, get your flu vaccine. Let's save some lives. Absolutely. And quick note before we get to the show, it is that time the end of the month, once again already somehow, when we are due for our live Q&A, that's on YouTube, everybody can come watch our Q&A, interact with us in the chat, interact with, you know, usually Theresa Gomes in the chat as well, which is even better than interacting with us. And also, patrons, it's another patron perk, patrons over at Patreon dot com slash law, get to ask the questions, Andrew will be posting that question thread as we speak, so you should see it up there on Patreon, where you get to pose all the questions you want. And a reminder too, if you see a good question, make sure to hit the heart on there. So that's how I judge which questions the most people want to hear. So that's just as important as posing questions is, you know, making your vote heard in terms of which questions you would like to hear Andrew answer. So that helps as well. So hop onto that Q&A thread. Hopefully you got the notification email already. And again, oh, I didn't even tell you when that's going to be. That's going to be Tuesday, November 30th at four p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern Time, hopefully that's a good time for as many people as possible with the time zones hard to say. We try to find that sweet spot. So once again, Tuesday the 30th, four p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. eastern. Join us, either way, if you're patron, you're not a patron you can all come join us on YouTube, and of course, patrons will also get that good high quality audio afterward. All right, on to the show. If you ask a cop if he's a cop, he's like obligated to tell you. It's in the constitution. Constitution of America? The system doesn't work. Works? Does it work? The system question mark. Yeah. I mean, and that's kind of honestly that's kind of the message of our show. I think that some people heard, you know, our debunking of these myths around the rittenhouse judge and all that. And I think they think certain people took that as like a full endorsement of not only the judge, but the system and it working and everything. And I hope that's not what people come away with just by the fact that Andrew does a great job of explaining how the Los should work. You know, it doesn't mean that Andrews over there believing it always is applied perfectly and works just right. So I think this is a good chance to talk about some of the recent ruling. So you wanted to do some updates on the rittenhouse case for one, right? Yeah, now look, we have spent a lot of time on rittenhouse. I want to plug our buddy LegalEagle who just released a 20 minute video that focuses specifically on self defense and the jury instructions and how they interrelate. It's completely consonant with what we've said and he went down a couple rapid trails that I passed over and listening to him do what I'm I wish I had done that. So his stuff is always really good, but I'm going to give you a link in the show notes. This is an excellent episode. If you were looking for more of what we did in our bonus episode, which is sort of trying to figure out and understand in a system and put an asterisk next to system. How could the jury kind of come to the conclusions that they did? This is, I think a really, really good look. And again, a good look from somebody who's coming at it from our side and our perspective. So I strongly recommend that. Second thing I want to clarify, we were talking about some of the lesser included offenses. And I am now persuaded from reading the jury instructions that those lesser included offenses the reckless endangerment are also subject to the same kind of overarching self defense, which I think explains kind of the lack of attention paid to those by either side. Really, during the trial. That was not clear to me from an initial reading of both the statute and the instructions to the jury. Well, they're very confusing jury instructions, you know, which could be some part of this. I don't know. I read those same things several times to try to figure this out because I posted about those lesser included, and some people were countering with oh, it's all essentially obviated if that's the right word by the self defense. And I looked, I was like, I read through these things. I'm trying to figure this out. And the place where it says that is in what feels to me, I'm not the lawyer, but it feels like the wrong section, like that place is in the what is reasonable section, which makes no sense. Because like in the section above it, it said, well, if rittenhouse recklessly endangered this person's life, then you can consider that over and above the self defense and then later, it's like, oh no, just kidding, you can't. That might be part of it. Tell you what, let me ask you as a basics question who actually writes those and decides on the precise language and ordering of all those jury instructions? So I can tell you about what happens in Maryland. And I suspect it is the same in Wisconsin, although. Who knows? Got a couple of a couple of instances. But essentially, you have a book of pattern jury instructions, right? They are numbered. They are. They have headers. And those are put together by a bipartisan committee of trial lawyers that convene from time to time. In Maryland, they are appointed by our state Supreme Court by the Court of Appeals of Maryland..
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"At relief factor dot com. So the last thing I want to talk about Brandon and I want to just reiterate your book, beaten black and blue is where I think Republicans missed a huge opportunity with the black community. And I agree, I'm getting a little frustrated and it's not my place to say this. But how despite great communicators like you and Candace, just that the black community is still buying a lot of these lies. It's frustrating. I'll be very honest. You know what I mean? Yeah. And I see the venom you get from other blacks and Candace gets. And it bothers me. You know what I mean? It's just not warranted. But what I want to ask you is an opportunity I think Republicans miss, which is on the vaccine, which is like for you had this huge amazing opening where most blacks did not, they still don't trust the vaccine. Rightfully so. Do you think Republicans messed this up? Yeah, I think so. I think so, because this was this could have been a point in which both sides could unite, right? Because at the end of the day, we all want the same thing. Some people just believe we can get to it at a different rate or some people have been distracted to believe that there's no way of getting to it. We all want the same thing. We all want equality. We all want freedom. And when we feel like the government has infringed on us, which white people have experienced that, too. I mean, make no mistake. Black people have experiences. Yeah, but there were medical experiments of black people. 50, 60, 70 years ago, right? It was one of them. And I would argue, here's another one that's coming out. This probably gonna hit the hit the news is the the vaccine. I think it's the RNA and mRNA. No, it's maybe another way. It's one that started at him. But it's a vaccine that they give children. And it disproportionately affect young black children creating autism. And there's a whistleblower that was a part of the vaccine. I don't know what company worked for. But he's going to come out and make a statement that they knew that black children who've gotten vaccinated with this particular vaccine that's mandated. That they were dying. And they were getting autism. And having disabilities become zombies, they knew it. So that's one that's another thing that I hope black people realize that the government is experiment on young black boys, or at least they don't care. But this opportunity for Americans to say, we are in a joint effort on limited government. You're not going to disrupt our freedoms. Black, all white. And we should come together in rally. Yeah, I saw an opportunity Brandon where could serve as Republicans could have come in and said, hey, you're not going to ask blacks for their vaccine passports in New York of any color. But I just didn't see that. Especially black people. But I think it could have we could have had some inroads in the black community. Maybe I'm wrong. I know I agree with you, but you got to understand. I think that Republicans in many ways are feckless. Oh, of course they are. There's a few. I agree. I'm just saying that I was disappointed to see. For the first time in my life, you have an issue that the black people are concerned about, and we decide not to even address it. Right. You know, and it makes you wonder. It makes you want to now and I hope that they're concerned for good reasons what I'm saying though. Right, but it makes you wonder, do some of these Republicans care? I don't think they do or there's too cynical. But they don't need do they care? Are they reasonable for not caring? Or are they irrational? I think some of them they don't need to vote. I think some of them and here's where I here's where I've come down. I think some of them are kind of going in the direction that if you continued on the path you're on in the sense of just being like, man, why am I getting booed when I'm talking about? You know, some Republicans are like, you know what, screw it. I don't care. Figured out yourself. I'm gonna go win the suburbs. Right. Do you know? And I'm not there. I don't think that's ever the right thing. I think that black steep down are far more conservative than they realize, especially on marriage and life. 100%. And all that church, community, and I just think they've been fed such a propaganda campaign, but I think some Republicans are like, why would I try to win over black voters? True. And I think I'm not saying they're right. I think that there's a multifaceted, right? So if you look at it, you say, man, I need to win. Am I gonna spend in Atlanta where Brandon Tatum was speaking and go get food? And then a headline of the Atlanta journal constitution, Republicans boot off stage by black audience. No. Am I gonna do that? Because even if I do get 20% more than vote for me, I'm still not gonna use that. They're voting you're not gonna make me win. I mean, think about this is where black people I think black Americans have gotten themselves in a bind, because they've sold out to the Democrat party so hard that the Democrat party don't need them. They're sold. That's like being in a relationship with a woman and this is not what Christians do. But being a relationship with a woman, that you already got her, you're chasing the other one over here. We don't care about police and hurt. She already did. You know she ain't leave. So you're gonna go mess with this woman. And you're gonna try to court her in because you know you got her, just like the Democrats do with black people. They got you. They owned a campaign thing speaking Spanish. They were about they were about none of y'all. And that's where I see this opportunity for blacks to say, we don't want this anymore. But brother, I don't know if it's getting through. Because it's so ingrained for generations. I know. There was a dude on a CRT. He was a Fort Worth Texas, where I went to school. Was that unbelievable? Yeah. He was threatening him to be honest. I said I have an army of people armed. When he walked out, he said he locked and loaded. And so could you imagine if a white person took all black people, I got an armadillo Dale saying that it was a Klan and it claims that people say we saw the claims they would arrest him. He would go to jail and he would be charged with a hate crime. That's right. That's exactly right. You were right. That's well said. But there's black privilege in this country. Unfortunately, you know what's so funny? Is the guy on the morning The Breakfast Club? Oh, my goodness. Charlemagne, he wrote a book called black privilege, you know that? Did he? I didn't even know saying that blacks have privilege in America. We have to realize, is that so funny? I need to find a talking point for me. It's funny that he said that because he would never talk like that. He literally wrote a whole book called black privilege. Why it's best to be black in America. Yeah, that's interesting. He's changed a little bit, hasn't he? You know what I think that he, I think in his personal life, he ain't like he is. I don't know much about him. I think he will get canceled. He tolerates too much of this stuff. I'm actually not anti Charlemagne. I just think it's interesting. I think that's really interesting. So in closing, it's beaten black and blue, but Brandon, I want to have you back. I want to keep on wrestling about this. And I'd love to get Candace's opinion, just like, what is the path forward for the black community? What do we have to do better? Because I could tell you were impacted by that. Dude, it was a strike too for me. It felt like strike two. It's like one more time. Rider was number one. Ride was number one. I mean, I almost gave up on rider right there. I was like, no, but man, you know what God called me to beat me..
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Stolen from that particular residence. So he sees a citizen called on the police he runs after he runs the citizen who caught a police, signal to the neighbors. Everybody see him running down the street. They identify him as a person whom they have interacted with before at this residence late at night. They chase him. They attempt to conduct a citizen's arrest. In the state of Georgia, citizens can conduct the citizens arrest. You don't need to prove that a person has committed a crime. You don't need to see them firsthand committed crime. All you need is reasonable, suspicion that a person has committed a crime. They say probable suspicion of reasonable suspicion that this person may have committed a crime. In order to chase them, you have to have reasonable suspicion that they committed a felony crime. In a state of Georgia burglary is a felony. Burglary only involves a person entering a occupied or unoccupied structure with the intent to take something. People don't have to prove that he was going to take anything. It's about suspicion. They had suspicion based on what the defense has argued. They chase him. You know, for I don't know how many minutes, man, they're chasing them all around the community he's running here. He's running there, no guns have been brandished, no threats have been made according to what the court documents say. They corner him at some point. He's running down the street. Mcmichael, one of the sons, a younger mcmichael, steps out his car with a gun. One thing that people criticized, they didn't have a reason to have a gun. Well, you don't lose your constitutional right to bear arms or to carry a firearm just because you conduct in a citizen's arrest. You have a right in a state of joys to open carry a firearm. And what idiot would chase a person down conducting a lawful citizen's arrest and not carry a gun with you. But if he has a gun. These are former police officers, right? Well, at least the father was a former police officer and the son was a former military, and he was he trained, he was in the military police. So these people do have tactical experience. So once they corner the biggest part of all of this, is that he's running down the street, he could have went right could have written left could have run around him. Once he rounds the truck, then, Michael son is standing in the front of the truck with a shotgun, ahmar already attacks him. And they have a fight over the shotgun. That's when multiple shots went off a few of them, you know, puncture in the body of a marbury. He dies. And because they are white, and he's black, we're even talking about this at this point, because after the initial investigation, they weren't going to charge them. Because the facts and circumstances that were presented, they were justified in using force. But after social justice warriors come out, they decide they're going to prosecute these guys and they become now white supremacists. And then he becomes a jogger. And so he's just trying to make the Olympic trials. Right. And you know they argue that the prosecution argued that he was an avid jogger and that they had seen him jogging in the area, not in this community. They've seen him jaw in the direction of this community, and that should be justification that he was just jogging an innocent man looking at somebody's property. He shouldn't have been in just because he was out on a jog. And when he left the residence, he was just jogging at a high rate of speed. That's irrational. He was running. He was pretty fast though. And so it sounds like this is a young man Ahmad Arbery, who was breaking and entering. Now, was this like a house under construction? It was a house under construction that was being a remodeled. Yeah, so what was the potential was he just there to kind of just take a look at it or what's the. You know, what's the defense or prosecution saying about that? What a prosecution say that he was just a person lingering around, just looking in the house with no Internet to do anything. Just because he was out on a machine. He was there multiple times, though. That's what they don't want to bring up, even though they're forced to bring up because there's not one cause from Larry English to homeowner. There's multiple calls. He's got on camera of him being he's on camera four times for different occasions of him being in that particular residence. And he's been confronted by people in the community on other occasions and the police officers have case reports documenting these things. So he's not just a jogger and they want to say he's a jogger, even if it's not occupied, you still don't have a right to be in somebody's dwelling. And then there were thefts from that particular place. You know, he has wood he has tools here. We don't know if that was him that took it. But they don't know. They don't know if that was actually him they took it. But there were other thefts, so they had reasonable suspicion to believe that someone's there that shouldn't be there. You could steal stuff. Right, so there were thefts from a particular boat that was there. Things that were stolen off of the boat. After the homeowner took the boat from the property, ahmaud Arbery appears there, looking at a smaller boat. So they can't prove that he stole it, but that's what for court and investigation is for. But a reasonable person would believe that he could be responsible in these thefts that have gone on in that particular residence. And so, but the prosecution is still kind of staying with their case that the mcmichaels is that their name right Michaels. That they saw this and immediately, they got on there, racist. Yes. Hunt, and they went forward. Now, there's another detail, though this chase went on for a while, didn't it? It went on for a while, you know, most people see the video, the amateur video from one of the other defendants in this case. And they're charging him too because somebody died while they were in a commission of an unlawful citizen's arrest, which is what the prosecution is arguing. But on the amateur video, you just see a minority running down the street, you see a car following him and then you see the instance. That wasn't all. I mean, they were following him, left right down the street up the street, he was hiding. He was running here, running there. They were literally virtually trying to corner him waiting on the police to respond. Police had been called before he left the residence, so they called the police, not the mcmichaels, a neighbor caught a police. The mcmichaels caught a police once they were at the bottom of the street before the shooting they caught a police say, look, we got them corner on the street and then that's when he ran down the street and got into the altercation. So there were multiple callers, the Michaels did call before there was a shooting. Did you know that if you shop at Nike, they turn around and give your hard earned dollars to pro abortion groups, like Planned Parenthood and the population council? Did you know.
Former Officer Brandon Tatum Describes the Driving Force Behind the War on Police
"We obviously see a war on police and it's going in different in every community. What do you think is the main driving force behind that? Because it's not even that popular in the black community to get rid of police. Well, you know, I think that it's political. A lot of people like to promote something that make you feel good to get you emotionally charged, and it has no real positive effect. There is no rational reason to defund police in any circumstance. If anything, they want to fund the police for the things that they complain about. You want to get them better training. You want to make sure they're equipped, you want to be able to hire more police officers who are qualified, who represent the community. So I think it's our political, man. I think that when black people get killed by police, there's an emotional charge, and there's an emotional financial benefit. You get people charged up, people make a lot of money that's invested in race hustle. And I think they use that to get leverage to votes and but they don't have a solid real perspective.
Brandon Tatum: 'These Police Brutality Situations Are One-Offs'
"Yeah, so since all the Floyd stuff, which you came out really strong and you deserve to be credit for that, you were super courageous on that. You know, we've seen murder rates go up dramatically across the country. It's been the fluid effect, basically. With that one incident, now we see inner cities more dangerous than ever. Even Phoenix is having an increase in crime. And this goes to show that bad ideas in this war on police is not just, it's not just something that should be refuted, but it's actually making America more dangerous. Right. And I think that's what anything. You know, these bad ideas from people who don't come from a good, you know, I would say godly place. They don't come from a good place of moral character and love for a country. They create these ideas to get votes and then they leave you at the drive. I mean, like I said, you know, when you look at George Floyd, you know, perspective of reality, that's a one off, even in that particular city. That's a one off. You can not find another case that a black man has been put in that situation similar to George Floyd. I can tell you why God, that nobody will ever cover Tony. Nobody would ever cover that. However, it's a one off. And these police brutality situations are one offs. You know, police patrol, you know, they have contact with all 300 million people a year. There's no research. There's no study that. Can suggest that their disproportionately affecting black people. And so with this one off, they completely destroyed the reputation of law enforcement in America and is making almost communities
Former Police Officer Brandon Tatum on His New Book 'Beaten Black and Blue'
"Kirk show with us is a good friend of mine and a great American brand and Tatum. Brandon, welcome back. What's up, Charlie? How are you doing? You have a new book coming out, or momentarily, I guess, you can say people can pre order it and they should beaten, black and blue, tell us about it. Yeah, so I wrote a book about policing in America, you know, not many people are writing about these things, and not many police officers have the voice and a platform to be able to speak on their behalf. And so I said, you know what? I want to write this book, and this is a book that was in my heart when I was a police officer. Several years ago. And I said, you know what it's a time and place that I'm going to write the book and defend law enforcement officers to spare myths of police coming from slave patrols and, you know, what is police brutality versus not? What is going to be the real effect of defunding the police? And I interview 5 police officers that are incredible men who've served all across the country and I think it's an incredible book for people that want to hear the voices of police officers and hear an articulable response to some of the
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"On most of the charges I should correct myself there I think I said that initially but it was most of the charges And the message is very clear that the jury completely rejected the claims of citizens arrest and self defense from Travis mcmichael his father Greg they along with their neighbor William roddy Bryan were convicted of murder aggravated assault and false imprisonment for chasing ahmaud Arbery with pickup trucks on February 23rd 2020 They cornered him and Travis mcmichael shot him at close range with the shotgun Brian recorded the confrontation on his cell phone which became a damning piece of evidence in this trial After the verdict today prosecutor Linda donakowski said the jury did its job And when you present the truth to people and they can see it They will do the right thing And that's what this jury did today And getting justice for ahmaud Arbery What was the reaction from Arbery's family They've been in the court daily for this trial Right both of his parents were very emotional as the verdict was read in the courtroom And then afterwards they came out and talked with people about what it meant to them Here's Wanda Cooper Jones I never thought this day would come But God is good Yes he is Thank you Thank you For those who marched those who prayed most of the ones who prayed Yes Laura Thank you guys Thank you And now quiz which you know him as a mind I know him as quiz He will now rest in hey man So Cooper Jones and Marcus Arbery his father had been fighting for justice for their son since the killing if you recall.
Kira Davis: Guilty Verdict of Ahmaud Arbery Shooters Is the Right Verdict
"Direction I think the charges were a little different because again that was the man who had the gun and then the others were filming it and part of it I think this is the right verdict and I'm glad to see it Now here's what's going to happen you guys This trial is going to go away The results of this trial talk of this trial discussion of this trial on the left after today we will hear no more about it Do you know why Because CNN and MSNBC can't divide us on this We're most of us are pretty much in agreement that this was a that this was a good verdict that this was an aberration that this shouldn't have happened to this young man You just had to go to these guys at social media posts and see all of the horrible stuff they were long before they had this incident I mean they just they weren't great people And no matter what that young man was doing that day I've gone over this case over and over you can go listen to my episode on it on my podcast But this young man did not deserve to be hunted down and killed like this Wow okay Yeah that's great So this is just as an action Anyways you might not agree with all the counts I think this is the right
Ahmaud Arbery Shooters' Defense Attorney Dehumanized Arbery During Trial
"Here's Katie fag by the way cut 7. We used to we had her on a few years ago. I've had her on for a while. I think she's, I think she's pretty progressive herself, but I could be wrong, but she's a reporter a journalist. Here's what she said about the defense attorneys despicable description of ahmaud Arbery in that murder trial. Well, I think it was a critical misstep by the defense attorney, but if you're the defense attorney, you know what you're doing, you're dehumanizing the victim, right? You're making it so that the person who was the ultimate victim in this case ahmaud Arbery didn't really have a lot of value. So you're kind of suggesting to the jury, look, not only did he provoke this, but at the end of the day, it's okay. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, if you want to equip my client, because it really wasn't anything of value. It is beyond insulting to devalue and to dehumanize mister R Barry, but I'm not surprised because there has been this idea in this case that it was okay to chase down a man for 5 minutes, who was black because he was running down the street, fleeing for his life. Now, is it a racist thing to do? Maybe, I don't know. The jury's gonna have to decide that. Seems pretty despicable
Jury in Ahmaud Arbery death set for 2nd day of deliberations
"It's day two of jury deliberations in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmad are very after the twenty five year old black man was spotted running in their coastal Georgia neighborhood the disproportionately white jury will have to decide a father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William Roddy Bryant were acting in self defense as their lawyers say but the prosecution says you can't claim self defense if you started it and the three men with the gun were attempting a citizen's arrest of an unarmed Darbari they say they suspected he was a burglar meanwhile the peaceful demonstrations outside the courthouse have led to tighter security some small barricades around the building Georgia state trooper standing by the steps and doors I'm Julie Walker
Former NBA Player Kwame Brown Says Rittenhouse Trial Shouldn't Have Been Racialized
"Then there's Kwame Brown former NBA player for number teams And I saw this the daily cause of this guy He's right on He's right on so he won't get to be a host on MSNBC or CNN Cut 16 go I just don't get it I'll focus shit be on Ahmaud Arbery shouldn't be on Kyle rittenhouse That to me in my opinion look like self defense The courts found it as self defense The only the only bad thing is that he had to sit in jail for so long Because they made some political that had that wasn't or shouldn't have been political If you gonna get a board of gun charge give him the damn gun charge or let the boy out I'm sure a 17 year old walking around with a shotgun would have been a misdemeanor Which would have been probation He could have been home eating froot loops or whatever the hell to eat But still to that we want to make it like one of tied in want to tie it into something black We want to tie it into something bigger so we can have people come out in March and get checks off a little teenager's back And that to me is coin Trying to get money off of teenagers Trying to use the situation for a political gain to me that's Corona Everything I hate political okay Well it's a racist You know what it is A bunch of people getting paid to push this racist That's all it is They got no lane they didn't really got nothing to say The only thing they get paid off of talking about how racism is All right he's talking to you
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"The Georgia murder trial of three white men accused in the killing of ahmaud Arbery Arbery who was black was shot to death last year while he was running down a residential street outside the city of Brunswick The case has drawn attention from racial justice advocates who have maintained a presence at the Glen county courthouse since the trial began a little over a month ago NPR's Debbie Elliott joins us now from Brunswick high Deby Hi there are To start with what's actually in front of this jury walk us through the charges and the defense's response Well Travis mcmichael his father Greg and a neighbor William roddy Bryan are charged with murder aggravated assault and faults imprisonment for chasing him on Arbery and pickup trucks and then killing him But Michael say they were trying to make a citizen's arrest when they went in armed pursuit after Greg mcmichael saw Arbery running down their street They say they thought he might be responsible for neighborhood break ins Brian joined in that chase and then recorded the killing on his cell phone Travis mcmichael the one who killed artery with his shotgun at close range he's claiming self defense because ahmaud Arbery fought back So the jury started its deliberations just before noon local time today after they heard final closing rebuttal from the prosecution what was the state's final message for the jurors Prosecutor Linda donakowski sort of ran down all of the choices that the defendants made leading up to this tragic outcome She talked about how these strangers chose to go after ahmaud Arbery even though they had no knowledge that he'd done anything wrong other than being a black man running down the street She said he had no weapon but they chose to arm themselves They chose to run down a pedestrian with a truck She urged the jury to reject Travis and Michael's argument of self defense given that he's the one who drew the shotgun You can't find self.
Trial in Ahmaud Arbery's killing nears going to the jury
"The trial of three white men in Georgia charged with killing a modern library a black man could soon be in the hands of the jury prosecutors seeking murder convictions planned to wrap up their legal arguments today then the judge will give instructions before the jury begins deliberations armory was chased and shot in February of twenty twenty after he was spotted running in a neighborhood outside Brunswick in closing arguments yesterday defence attorney said father and son Greg and Travis but Michael and neighbor William Roddy Bryant we're attempting a citizen's arrest of a suspected burglar after armory was seen running from a nearby home under construction prosecutors say he was out for a jog I'm Julie Walker
Defense attorneys rest their cases at Ahmaud Arbery trial
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting defense attorneys rested their cases at the Ahmad armory trial the defense rested in the trial of three white men charged with the murder of Ahmad armory on February twenty third twenty twenty in their coal still Georgia neighborhood the shooter Travis but Michael testified for the second consecutive day Thursday saying he approached armory because neighbors indicated something had happened down the road and he wanted to ask armory about it that was the person that I assume that was committing the crime that was the problem solvers in Travis Mike Michael his father Greg McMichael and neighbor William Roddy Brian who recorded the shooting on cell phone video are charged in the case Superior Court judge Timothy Walmsley scheduled closing arguments for Monday hi Mike Rossio
Shooter admits Ahmaud Arbery didn't threaten him
"During cross examination at his murder trial in Georgia Travis but Michael was asked if Ahmad armory threatened him make Michael testified he was under the impression the man he later shot and killed well it's a threat but they do not threaten me verbally prosecutor Lisa Donna kowski did the questioning did British any weapons no ma'am depart any guns Nick Michaels is operate was running straight at him never reach training today I know he just ran yes it's just like Michael said armory attacked him and tried to grab his weapon strong and he was we were face to face and be a strong and that's when I shop tape from court TV asked how many times you've previously pulled up behind strangers in the neighborhood to ask them what they were doing there McMichael said never I'm a Donahue
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Biden's job approval rating is at a record low The Washington Post ABC News survey revealed the president's popularity rating has dropped to 41% The poll found his support a slipping most among Democrats and independents Pollsters say the trend is likely a result of economic hardships affecting many Americans amid rising costs and soaring inflation One bright spot for The White House the polls showed a majority of Americans support the bipartisan infrastructure package which Biden will sign tomorrow Treasury secretary Janet Yellen says inflation will likely continue through mid 2022 It really depends on the pandemic The pandemic has been calling the shots for the economy and foreign inflation Speaking on CBS's face the nation Yellen explained continuing to make progress against COVID-19 will cause inflation to go down Yellen noted increased demand for goods over services combined with issues in the supply chain are causing prices to skyrocket The treasury chief predicted prices could revert back to normal levels by next summer if the U.S. is successful in handling the pandemic The trial of three white men charged with the murder of ahmaud Arbery resumes in Georgia on Monday the unarmed 25 year old black man was shot to death while jogging through a neighborhood last year In court last week a defense attorney objected to reverend Al sharpton being seated in the gallery to support the victim's family claiming it was an effort to influence the jury He apologized the next day but civil rights attorney Ben crump is tweeting we are going to bring 100 black pastors to pray with the family next week American Idol star christoff tree is pausing touring.
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Improved But Karen weaver who was Flint's mayor during the worst of the water crisis calls the settlement of slap in the face Why Well first many in Flint including the former mayor not satisfied with the amount of money in it Some activists believe the state of Michigan should be paying a much higher price to settle the lawsuits Others are upset that adult residents in Flint are not receiving more compensation for health related problems or for property damage Yeah So I mean where are things at this point with the drinking water supply in Flint Is it safe to drink the water at this point Yes it is safe but people in Flint still do not trust that it's safe for them or their children Remember government officials misled the public during the water crisis and it's been difficult to convince residents to trust them again So the settlement is part of the accountability I suppose but how has that accountability turned into individual responsibility I mean has anyone been charged or imprisoned for their role in the crisis Charged yes imprisoned no 9 former government officials including former governor Rick Snyder are facing criminal charges related to the crisis But criminal trials are still a long way off So while the settlement may mark the end of some of the legal wrangling the courts will still be busy for some time to come Can you get more specific on that What's likely to happen next Well now that the judge has handled the settlement the claim is process can get started And a claims administrator will figure out who qualifies for what But there are many things that still have to be worked out including how much the lawyers will be compensated Judges yet to decide how much they'll receive And it could be as high as $200 million from the settlement something that has not set well with many people in Flint Steve carmody is the reporter covering all of the fallout from the Flint water crisis for Michigan radio Steve thank you We appreciate your reporting You're welcome The state of Georgia is building its murder case against three white men charged in the killing of ahmaud Arbery The 25 year old black man was shot to death last year while jogging down a residential street outside Brunswick Defendants say they suspected him in neighborhood break ins and we're trying to make a citizen's arrest Prosecutors say the men illegally trapped Arbery with their pickup trucks and murdered him NPR's Debbie Elliott reports The state's witnesses have explained using the defendant's own words the extraordinary steps they took to protect their neighborhood from someone they considered an intruder Many people would call 9-1-1 to report a suspicious person and leave it to police But according to testimony Gregory met Michael told authorities that when he saw a black man hauling ass down his street he got his adult son Travis They armed themselves and went in pursuit of ahmaud Arbery in a pickup truck Prosecutor Linda Donna coskey questioned Glenn county detective Parker Marcy about how Greg mcmichael described the moments before the shooting What does he specifically say Quoting he says I.
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"The trial over Ahmad Arbery's killing is set to begin. Here's what to expect. By Josiah baits. The February 2020 killing of ahmaud Arbery served as a flashpoint for their reckoning on racial injustice in America that dominated much of the public consciousness last year, Arbery, a 25 year old black man was jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood, when three men, father and son Gregory and Travis mcmichael, and William Bryan, pursued, shot, and killed him. The mcmichaels, and Bryan, are white. Cell phone footage of the fatal shooting allegedly recorded by William Bryan, was released three months later to the public. The graphic video led to widespread outrage and calls for an investigation into why the three men had not been previously arrested or charged. Now more than a year later still, and more than 18 months since Arbery's death, the trial of the mcmichaels and Brian is scheduled to begin on November 5th. They each face federal hate crime and state murder charges. Jury selection began on October 18th, and ran for more than two weeks, the jury is comprised of 11 white people and one black person. After a jury was initially selected on November 3rd from a pool of around 50 qualified candidates, the prosecution challenged the defense attorneys striking of 8 potential jurors, all of whom were black. Each of the three defense teams representing the mcmichaels and Brian respectively was given 8 strikes across those 24 total the defense eliminated 11 of the 12 potential black jurors. All 12 of the strikes the prosecution was afforded, were used on white people. Prosecutors argued that many of these strikes made by the defense were solely because of the would be jurors race for The Associated Press and allegation that the defense attorneys denied, and trial judge Timothy warmsley said that there appeared to be intentional discrimination in the jury selection process. Despite this, he ruled that the strikes could stand and sat the jury on November 3rd. It is a lived experience for black people in America that we can never take for granted that a white person will be convicted for killing a black person no matter how much evidence we have. Civil rights attorney Ben krump, who was representing the Arbery family, said during an October 18th press conference. After so many roadblocks, and when the trial finally moving forward, the Arbery family is hopeful that justice will be served. Here's everything you need to know about the case. What happened to ahmaud Arbery? On February 23rd, Arbery was jogging near his Brunswick Georgia home, when he was shot during an altercation with Travis and Gregory mcmichael. Gregory mcmichael later told authorities that he believed Arbery matched the description of a man who had been responsible for multiple break ins that he believed had occurred in the area..
"ahmaud arbery" Discussed on Buried Truths
"Is being able to admit he won't call it evidence or information about a aubrey's pass and it was ruled that that cannot play a role in this trial. What was the defense hoping to be able to garner with that. If it would have been allowed well. I think a couple of things rose i think number one. They wanted to let the jury had the impression that may be ahmad. Armory was not just innocently out for a jog that day that he was a perhaps going to get into some trouble. He was trying to break into this house under construction. The idea is to suggest to the jury. He's not squeaky clean. And you shouldn't treat him as somebody who's completely innocent in any of this. The second issue of course and even more importantly is to suggest that there was a legitimate reason for the mcmichael's to pursue him a aubrey and to try to detain him. That day i mean that's going to be the entire defense. I've heard their lawyers speaking the media. I know their lawyers well. And they're going to rely on the defense of citizens arrest in this case and for them to do that. They have to be able to suggest to the jury. There was a need for an arrest and so his past from the defense side is relevant to show that he could have been engaged in criminal activity at that time. Hank what do you want to follow up with. What pay just talked about unless something happens in the court in which the judge himself says you know he knows the statute and the the the statute says that the people who are imposing the citizens arrest have to actually witness the the felonious activity and that there's been no suggestion that the mcmichael's or roddy. Brian saw anything that went on inside the house. And unless he throws it out. That'll become an argument for the lawyers during during the trial rose. I'd like to go back on one thing for my having to do with the fact that the defense cannot now bring in ahmad arbor's pass record. Not only does it take out a huge you know the the fangs from their defense. I think but it. It shifts their responsibility. Now to elevate the people who are on trial and to overcome what we know will be. The prosecution claim that they act with racist intent and they we know from the preliminary hearing. They have several examples. Particularly of travis mcmichael and roddy brian using racist terminology semi racist text messages or instagram postings and things such as that but we also know from the motions that they filed at the bond hearing that is they being the defense attorneys that they have a case they want to make. These guys are not racist and they have commendations from people that which they tried to save the life of a black man or they have One of travis mcmichael's coastguard roommates Who is african american saying. He is a fine person. he's a good guy. I've never seen that kind of behavior or heard that kind of language from him. So that's gonna be a point of contention. I think at trial particularly now that they cannot elevate the the ahmad arbor's past and i say they can't they will be able to and page knows is better than i should the prosecution slip up and some way and open the door to that. Correct me if i'm wrong. Gentlemen there are reports. That one of the mcmichael's used the inward either directly after the shooting or as aubrey was or was is that hearsay. No that's it was roddy. Brian apparently said that however That that he heard. Travis mcmichael say it as a moderate is lying on the ground and frankly he could've even still been alive and and he uses the n..
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"So the trial for the three men accused of murdering ahmad. Aubrey is really a self defense case. I mean they're going to argue that. Amman armory was attacking travis mcmichael and he was defending himself. That's going to be the defense and it has to be because it's really their only. It's their only chance to explain what happened that day and where the defense will go. I believe in the way they will slice. This up is to try to really narrow the scope of this story of this interaction to the initial physical confrontation between ahmad. Aubrey and travis mcmichael. And what exactly do i mean Yes the following him throughout the the neighborhood and they're gonna talk about citizens arrest and they were pursuing him etc etc etc but when it gets down to the death of and according to prosecutors. It's the first shop that has fired. That is the fatal shot. We learned that in a pretrial hearing is they're going to focus on. It's like less than two seconds of video that you don't see exactly what is happening. It's unreal like roddy. Brian shooting this video of ahmad arbitrary. But at the point that the first shot is fired which according to prosecutors again is the fatal shot. You don't see it. They are both in front of the mcmichael's pickup and it obscures. Your view of exactly what is happening and that is exactly where the defense i believe is going to go because they already said in in this same pretrial hearing that they're going to use the video so like how they're gonna use the video while the the only way the video really works for them is to focus on that part because of that part what happens is the mcmichael's have stopped their vehicle and roddy. Brian is behind a arbor. Who's running away from brian. But his running towards the michael's because they're they've stopped vehicle. Greg mcmichael is on the is on the Back of the pickup with his gun and cell phone on with police and travis mcmichael has gotten out of the vehicle and has the rifle with him or shotgun and as a mod rb approaches. He approaches from one side of the vehicle than from the back and then goes around the other side and as he's going around travis. Mcmichael is then moving towards the front of the vehicle and is a monarchy rb rounds. He doesn't run away from the vehicle. He rounds the front of the vehicle. And then as i've shown on my show you look at the shadows. You don't see them but you see shadows underneath the flatbed and you can see ahmad. Aubrey shadow moving towards travis. Michael shadow and you see travis. Mcmichael shadow moving backwards. That's where i believe. The defense is gonna focus. They're gonna say listen travis. Mcmichael was there with his weapon. He he wasn't pointing the weapon at ahmad. Aubrey and as he standing there with his weapon harbory is approaching going after mcmichael and initiating the physical confrontation and goes for the gun and as he goes for the gun. There's a struggle. The gun comes up and at that point. The gun. Fires in amman. Aubrey is shot and killed and it self-defense. Ladies and gentlemen because it's a mod rb. This is what the defense is going to be arguing. I believe it's a mon- arbor who's initiating the physical confrontation. Yes they were following him and they're going to have all those arguments about that they're gonna try to focus that jury on the two seconds. You don't see now. If travis mi michael is pointing his weapon at amman arbizu rounds that car. That itself is an assault which is a felony and then if someone dies during the course of felony that is felony murder. That is a win for prosecutors and easy win. But you don't see the gun you see shadow of the gun but you can't tell if it's down or if it's pointed at arbor and obviously tragic mcmichael is not going to say he was pointing the gun at him. He's gonna say the gun was down and then on our became after him. That's where i believe. Their their focus of this trial is going to be now. This case is also much different than the derek show vin. George floyd case right. There's there's some of the same issues obviously for for many members of of our community but the main two main differences one. These are not police officers. Okay they're not. Police officers don't confuse who they are one is retired. He's as much a police officer as i am. He's not okay travis. Coming michael is not and ready. Bryant obviously isn't okay. So that's a big difference between the chauve in floyd case and the mod aubrey mcmichael. Roddy brian case. This one is much more. Like george zimmerman and trayvon martin. George zimmerman was not a cop. George zimmerman the big question was who confronted who and there was only one person who survived to tell the story and it was george zimmerman and it was enough for a not guilty. The difference between this case. And the george zimmerman trayvon martin case is that there is a video and prosecutors are going to use that video but as i said the video shows everything except the initial confrontation and the fatal shot. Which are the most important parts. And that is. I believe where the the real conflict between the prosecution and defense as to exactly what is happening at that moment will be and the jury will have to figure that out and it's not going to be easy not going to be easy as a tough case. It's a it's a. it's a tough case for the defense and it's not an easy case for prosecutors. Either be because of that. But i think so. Much of this will come down to jury selection It's one of those cases where people have opinions especially people locally there and that's where the trial is going to be held so we'll see how it turns out you. You need to twelve. Who could be fair and impartial. Who heard it may know about. It may have seen the video but can put that aside and based verdict solely on the evidence and the testimony during the course of the trial. And of course we'll be covering it right here on your front row seat to justice. Make sure you check out our show notes. You've got lots of links to incredible video and sound bites related to this case and all the other ones who cover it court. Tv you can watch every night from eight to eleven if you have a digital antenna police rescan so you can find court tv for having any trouble finding us. We are everywhere. That's it though for this week. I'm vinnie politics. Thank you so much for listening. Have a great week and don't forget to advocates. 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