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"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Knew that today would come Sarah how was it that one of the men was given an opportunity for parole but two of the others weren't What was different about his case Right so two of the three men Travis mcmichael and his father Greg mcmichael were sentenced to life without possibility of parole The third William roddy Bryan was also sentenced to life but with the possibility of parole Now prosecutor Linda described the mcmichaels the father and son as lacking remorse and she told the judge that Greg mcmichaels was involved in a Lee last year of a video documenting the killing He believed that that video showed he and his son were not guilty of anything That's two months afterwards The state's position is he hasn't changed his mind The state's position is he and his son still believe they didn't do anything wrong And that is a lack of remorse or empathy Ultimately the judge granted the state's request no possibility of parole for the Michaels but for Brian the judge said he believed some of the evidence suggests that Brian was in a slightly different category perhaps understood what he'd done was wrong So he will have a chance for parole in 30 years even so Brian is in his 50s so he could still be in prison for the rest of his life In this case All three men have a right to appeal the verdict and the sentence Brian's attorney for example has already signaled early in the hearing yesterday that he's preparing one and this case will come before another court soon the federal government is bringing hate crime charges against these men That trial is scheduled to begin next month A civil rights activists are promising to keep pressure on authorities to hold these men fully accountable for ahmaud.
Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son
"The the man man convicted convicted in in Oman Oman armories armories murder murder get get life life in in prison prison with with no no parole parole for for father father and and son son Greg Greg in in Travis Travis McMichael McMichael the the three three white white men men convicted convicted of of chasing chasing down down and and killing killing Ahmad Ahmad armory armory were were in in court court today today in in Brunswick Brunswick Georgia Georgia judge judge Timothy Timothy Walmsley Walmsley handing handing down down the the sentence sentence life life without without possibility possibility of of parole parole Travis Travis and and great great but but Michael Michael received received life life in in prison prison without without parole parole plus plus twenty twenty years years and and admonishment admonishment from from the the judge judge we we are are all all accountable accountable for for our our own own actions actions ones ones yes yes the the court court room room for for a a minute minute of of silence silence I I kept kept coming coming back back to to the the terror terror that that must must have have been been in in the the mind mind of of the the young young man man running running through through subtle subtle shores shores for for fifty fifty two two year year old old William William Roddy Roddy Brian Brian who who helped helped corner corner armory armory with with his his truck truck life life with with the the possibility possibility of of parole parole Brian Brian cellphone cellphone video video captured captured parts parts of of the the chase chase and and the the moment moment neighbor neighbor Travis Travis McMichael McMichael killed killed armory armory with with a a shot shot gun gun he he had had grave grave concerns concerns that that what what had had occurred occurred should should not not have have occurred occurred a a month month mother mother Wanda Wanda Cooper Cooper had had asked asked the the judge judge for for the the maximum maximum sentence sentence when when they they couldn't couldn't sufficiently sufficiently scare scare him him or or intimidate intimidate him him they they killed killed him him Nick Nick Michaels Michaels and and Brian Brian still still face face hate hate crime crime charges charges in in a a federal federal civil civil rights rights case case that that begins begins next next month month courtroom courtroom pool pool courtesy courtesy of of court court TV TV I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The commissioner of New York's department of sanitation says he believes they'll have enough staff to prepare for the storm but they'll have to extend shifts and work around current shortages Just like all the every other city agency we've been definitely hit hard in this recent wave and uptake in COVID cases Right now we're about 23% staffing at it Sanitation commission to grace and says for now they will be operating in 12 hour shifts It is sentencing day for three white men convicted of murder in the deadly chase and shooting of ahmaud Arbery In November a Georgia jury found father and son Greg and Travis mcmichael and their neighbor William Bryan guilty of murder and other crimes in the February 2020 killing of the 25 year old black man university of Georgia law chair emeritus Ron Carlson says superior court judge Timothy Walmsley has limited options because murder carries a mandatory life sentence in Georgia The judge's options are very narrow but these are very important distinctions Does he levee a sentence of life without parole or life with parole Carlson with the university of Georgia says the jury's verdict sent a message that vigilante justice will not be tolerated Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo is set to make a virtual appearance today before an Albany judge prosecutors are moving to dismiss the only criminal charge filed against the Democrat in connection with the sexual harassment allegations that drove him from office Accused Cuomo of groping an aid in the executive mansion in December of 2028 months before he resigned Online sports betting in New York is a day away from reality The New York gaming commission says that it has approved mobile operator licenses for Caesar's DraftKings FanDuel and bed rivers rust street interactive they can begin taking wagers as of 9 a.m. local time Saturday Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries I'm Michael Barr this is Bloomberg Nathan Thank you Michael.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WTOP
"Manassas 44 metro center 46° outside the WTO studios here in friendship heights All brought to you by patient first opening soon in Aspen Hill physicians x-rays lab tests and prescription drugs It's four 41 19 minutes before 5 o'clock Doesn't make up for the death of her son but for ahmaud Arbery's mother it's the end of a 21 month long search for justice The three men accused of murdering the black man as he jog through a Brunswick Georgia neighborhood last year were found guilty of murder by a jury this week They could be sentenced to life in prison Arbery's mother is Wanda Cooper Jones She says justice came with hard work and a lot of prayer She tells CBS mornings it was important to her to keep her son's name alive 74 days without an arrest I mean we would like two weeks without anything anybody knowing about the actual what happened to him on that Sunday afternoon So from that point on I knew that we had to keep it in the light of things to get some justice for some justice for our mind The three white men Travis mcmichael his father Gregory mcmichael and their neighbor William roddy Bryan are also facing federal hate crime charges they're accused of targeting Arbery because of his race A trial on those charges is expected in February The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Republican state legislators are entitled to defend North Carolina's voter identification law in court The legislators complain a claim that their state's democratic attorney general won't defend the long strong law strongly enough That is something a spokesperson for the North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein denies the dispute is one of several that have reached the high court in recent years where litigants complained that state officials weren't doing enough to defend a statute Baltimore is implementing a 90 day squeegee action plan starting next month The idea is to find alternative employment for young people who work at busy intersections cleaning windshields for money The Baltimore sun reports an employment program offered in partnership with Canopy by Hilton will provide job training for ten young people who've been working as squeegee kids They'll work at the Canopy hotel in Baltimore's harbor point rotating among such positions as bellhop maintenance staff and restaurant workers An investigation now underway after at least 27 migrants died when their small boat capsized in the English Channel happened this week off the coast of France the group was traveling from France to Britain a very dangerous 21 mile journey This tragedy really is the biggest single loss of migrant life since records began back in 2014 Politicians on both sides of the channel say people smugglers are to blame with British prime minister Boris Johnson saying they are quote literally getting away with murder But migrants right groups say it's the French and British governments who helped create this crisis France for the brutal conditions in its migrant camps and Britain for the lack of legal roots for asylum to the UK CBS News correspondent NTS tayab reporting from London coming up on Mayor Bowser joining others.
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
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WTOP
"Dot com and schedule your free estimate today It's four 11 A jury in southeast Georgia has found Travis mcmichael his father Greg mcmichael and their neighbor William roddy Bryan guilty of murdering ahmaud Arbery an unarmed black man who had been jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick when he was chased and shot to death The defendants say they suspected Arbery of burglaries Travis mcmichael claimed he shot Arbery in self defense The trial became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice Veronica waters covered the trial from start to finish for WSB radio in Atlanta She spoke with WTF's Sean and Mike about the trial I think that the defense lawyers in this case did an amazing job I mean you had some really skilled defense attorneys here The prosecution though said listen jury this claim of citizens arrest in self defense This was all made up for trial And she pointed to the defendant's own words that day that no one ever said they were trying to arrest them on Arbery no one ever brought up a citizen's arrest or made a claim of self defense until these men were indicted I think that she did a good job in sort of painting a picture for the jury about why the defense arguments did not hold water You can't claim self defense if you're the initial unprovoked aggressor And there would be no struggle over a shotgun as the defense said that there was if these men hadn't chased Arbery around for 5 minutes before that moment happened And so I was a little surprised because I have never been able to really predict what a jury is going to do And I was curious to see what the mix might be of guilty and not guilty verdicts was going to be as you know the shooter Travis mcmichael was convicted on all of the counts His father Greg convicted on 8 of the 9 their neighbor roddy Bryan convicted on 6 of the 9 but neither one of those latter two men was convicted of the malice murder counts That was the only one that stuck to Travis mcmichael And that means here in Georgia automatic life sentences when you're convicted of murder when they are sentenced judge Timothy Wong's leg will decide whether or not they have the possibility for parole Can you talk a bit about how the city prepared for the verdict when it comes to maybe police presence and just around the heaping the security outside this courthouse What I know is that preparations had been put in place even before the trial started as we were on the eve of jury selection we knew that there had been a meeting in the city There were lots of officers on call We saw it outside the courthouse State patrol members out there Everybody ready to keep the peace of course they knew that something could happen although I do want to note that there had never been any violence or destruction in Glenn county since the killing of ahmaud Arbery demonstrations have been loud and forceful but they have not been destructive or violent But just in case there were preparations in Atlanta even as people prepared for whatever this verdict might bring But we did hear from a lawyer for the arbor family as well as from Arbery's father himself Marcus Arbery He said we want this jury to come back with a verdict in an honest way He was trying to say we don't want anybody to intimidate them as one of the defense attorneys kept saying about the black passage in the courtroom This might influence the jury to vote one way or the other We want them to go and convict based on the evidence which we believe that there is to convict these men And I think that's what happened The border of Veronica waters from WSB radio in Atlanta in conversation with WTF's Sean and Mike coming up on Public schools without librarians a problem the D.C. council's working on I'm Michelle marello Sports next Is always on even when your car isn't Download the app to listen live.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WTOP
"On the third day of deliberations as the first of the 27 verdicts were read and the judge said guilty Arbery's father Marcus loudly cheered in the courtroom CBS News special reports I'm Steve futterman Glenn ivy is a former prince Georges county state's attorney He's also been a defense attorney He spoke with W TOP's Dmitri and Dell about the verdicts what surprised him and what he expected It's fairly thoughtful verdict I thought So they didn't just convict on all things or acquit on all things They convicted on all 9 counts for Travis mcmichael who was the shooter But they also differentiated between that mcmichael and his father They didn't convict him of the malice murder charge And then for the individual that had the camera they acquitted him on four counts but convicted him on the other So it looked like they put a lot of time and effort into sorting through the evidence and applying the law You talked about roddy Bryan the man who made the video of the episode did you think that perhaps he would not serve any prison time or be convicted on fewer counts Well I did think he would be convicted on fewer counts I was concerned frankly that he might be acquitted entirely I was pleasantly surprised to see that he was convicted But I think you raised a good point sentencing still coming And I do think mister Brian's attorneys are going to make a strong pits that he should be sentenced in a much more lenient way certainly than Travis mcmichael who was the shooter Lots of people trying to make sense of this case just a pose against the case of teen Kyle rittenhouse and Wisconsin your thoughts Yeah I mean it's been a whip saw week from the standpoint of those two cases and you throw in the Charlottesville civil case against the neo Nazis as well but you know I think the point here was the jury felt that there was strong evidence that these three men with two firearms chasing one man who was unarmed And it's hard to make a self defense claim that's viable out of that So I thought the jury came out right here I had some differences with the rittenhouse verdict especially with some of the judges rulings but the concern I have out of the two of these cases combined Let me say it this way is that I'm worried about whether the country is on the right track with respect to finding justice in these cases I'm pleased with this case The harbor case certainly Derek Chauvin over the summer But you're really kind of come down to do you have to have video of clearer evidence of guilt in order to get a conviction in these cases I think that's a concern we're going to have going forward If George Floyd was about serious problems in American policing what about this case in terms of a person of color going about his life still being in danger for doing what we would call routine things That's the tossed up between this case and written house You know sort of the vigilante approach that many citizens seem to want to take especially with respect to black males but not solely is one of the challenges The other issue that came up in the rittenhouse case I thought was if you're in a situation where there's an active shooter what are you supposed to do Because the two people who were shot second after the first individual that's what they thought was happening They thought this was an active shooter case We've been telling people to try and defend yourselves and disarm the shooter But one of those men was killed another one was injured trying to do that So you know we've got unclear messages coming out of this week We've got a lot of work to do in this country but hopefully we can move it in the right direction Former prince George's county state's attorney Glenn ivy coming up on Public schools without librarians a problem that D.C. councils working on I'm Michelle Morello sports next to 14 WTO P and silver diner now bring you free lunch Friday for friends and family to thank you for listening to three winners every Friday Good for dine in carry out a curbside pickup Your choice Enter today at WTO P dot com search free lunch Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white Think red Mount a rob wood for the capitals had a triumphant return home from their West Coast road trip scoring early and often to beat the Montreal Canadiens 6 to three coach Peter lavia led sums it up We got it out got it through and got it in and if that meant wouldn't it behind him in four check and that worked really well I thought we got away from him a little bit in the second period and if you come through the neutral zone you're not taking care of the pocket comes back pretty quick for the first period was excellent And I thought we got back to it a little bit in the third period and able to push more but the second period was just you know we just kind of shot ourselves in.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Courtroom the three white men charged in the death of ahmaud Arbery were found guilty of murder After deliberating for about ten hours the nearly all white jury found Greg mcmichael his son Travis mcmichael and their neighbor William roddy Bryan guilty of nearly all the criminal counts they faced Civil rights attorney and former prosecutor Charles colman junior is here to talk more about it Welcome back to the program So glad to be here Thank you for having me Is this a case where people could see the verdict coming meaning what do we know about how the prosecutors laid things out that brought us to this point Well I don't think that we can ever see a verdict coming I don't want us to take for granted any verdict because everyone is always going to see some things differently And so the fact that they arrived at this verdict together was a testament to how clearly the prosecution was able to lay out their case to walk the jury through the charges one by one for east defendant and to connect each of the defendant's actions to the specific things that they were charged for and allow the jury to make a very pinpointed very clear decision which is what we saw and why we have the verdict that we do To get into the detail of that you have Greg mcmichael Travis mcmichael and roddy Bryan their neighbor who actually filmed this killing Can you talk about what their defense was that in a way has been rejected by the jury It was heavily on self defense That was the idea the idea was that this was something that they did out of fear for their lives For mister Brian the argument that his attorney attempted to advance was his client didn't have knowledge that the mcmichaels intended to do whatever it was that they intended to do But that his client should not have been held accountable because his role overall was minimal The jury did not buy either of those things I suspect with respect to the mcmichaels the provocation was just so great that it's very difficult to overcome it with a claim of self defense In the case of mister Bryan they did not convict him on the murder with malice basically They convicted William Ronny Bryant of what's called felony murder So what I see when I look at this verdict tells me that the jury was very careful to look at the specific charges and wanted to make sure that they got it right So the jury rejected the idea that their actions that day were somehow self defense and now I understand that the three still face federal hate crime charges So how does this set up that next case Well it's just up the basics I think this notion of a citizen's arrest which is also what the mcmichaels attempted to advance as part of their initial decision of defense before they switched gears Mid trial All of those things have been blown out of the water I think that we are likely going to hear during the federal civil rights prosecution of this case a greater deal around race I believe there was some conversation about the Internet search history of mister mister Bryan the use of the racial epithets as well as I think the presence of confederate flag on I believe the mcmichael's truck All of those are types of things that will add substance to some of the other elements of this crime but it remains to be seen what's going to happen once this interesting into the federal courts How do you think about this case in terms of its victim What does this moment mean to you as someone who watches these things closely Well I think if you're very important moment for about Aubrey I think it's important moment for his family and loved ones I do hope that they receive some sense of closure but in the larger scale of things it still is one that should cause concern And the reason why it should cause concern is because as that verdict was right today there were legions of Americans who held their breath We as a country can not rest until that feeling of needing to hold our breath to ensure that the justice system works as it is supposed to no longer exist And so it's important that we do not conflate the notion of justice for the accountability Justice unfortunately for our arbor he's out of reach because he's no longer with us and can never be made whole But accountability is what we saw today in that courtroom And I submit that that's a good first step That civil rights attorney and former prosecutor Charles Coleman thank you for your time Thank you so much.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"My pillow dot com Offering men down guilty of murder charges in the death of vomit Arbery as his father is addressing the crowd outside the courthouse right now news is next But first the weather challenge for cast Cloudy out there today We're in the low 50s tonight some rain low 39 then tomorrow Thanksgiving It'll be cloudy high of 42 45 at O'Hare 46 at midway 46 at the lakefront Wl as weather is sponsored in part by cars for kids It's quite an emotional scene outside the courthouse right now All three men charged in the death of Ahmed Arbery have been convicted of murder in the fatal shooting the convictions for Greg mcmichael his son Travis mcmichael and neighbor William Bryan came after jurors deliberated for about ten hours Only Travis mcmichael was found guilty of the most severe charge malice murder as he fired the fatal shot There is a small crowd outside the courthouse there very emotional And here's how it sounded as the verdict was read Arbery's father was seen crying and hugging supporters outside the courthouse He said referring to his son he didn't do nothing but run and dream The men faced minimum sentences of life in prison New COVID-19 cases have jumped more than 42% over the last four weeks Michigan currently seeing the highest case average of the entire pandemic New York now seeing its highest number of cases since February here in Illinois the test positivity rate is up to 4.1% and state public health officials reporting today more than 5000 new and probable cases and 17 related deaths And Chicago's annual Thanksgiving tape parade returns this year It kicks off at 8 a.m. on stage street and head south to Randolph street tomorrow there will be intermittent street closures on Roosevelt road wacker drive Wall Street in Michigan avenue 80 performances with award winning bands and cultural groups and celebrities.
All 3 men charged in Arbery's death convicted of murder
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting all three men charged in amat R. breeze death are convicted of murder the three white men charged in the death of Ahmad Arbury outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick were convicted of murder Wednesday you have heard the verdicts read where these your verdicts then and are these your verdicts now yes I sound courtesy of court TV your respond regnant Michael his son Travis McMichael and neighbor William Roddy Brian guilty after about ten hours of deliberation the McMichael's grab guns and pursued the twenty five year old armory in their pickup as he ran through their neighborhood in February twenty twenty Brian joined the pursuit in his pickup and on cellphone video recorded Travis McMichael fatally shooting armory the men face minimum sentences of life in prison and it will be up to Superior Court judge Timothy Walmsley whether the sentences come with or without the possibility of parole hi Mike Rossi up
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WTOP
"Georgia jury has reached a verdict in the murder of 25 year old black jogger Ahmad Arbery We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Greg and Travis mcmichael as well as William rhodey Bryan all white were found guilty of murdering Arbery after they confronted him running in a neighborhood in February of last year The convictions for Greg mcmichael's son Travis mcmichael and neighbor William rhodey Bryan came after jurors deliberated for about ten hours and then facing a minimum sentence of life in prison for all of them It is up to the judge to decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole So how this got all set up the mcmichaels told police they suspected Arbery was fleeing a burglar when they armed themselves and jumped into a pickup to chase him Travis mcmichael was the shooter He testified he shot Arbery and self defense He said the running man turned and attacked with his fists while running past the idling truck where Michael stood would Travis mcmichael at a stood with a shotgun Prosecutors said that there was no evidence Arbery had committed crimes in the defendant's neighborhood and said self defense can not be claimed because the defendants were the aggressors The jury in the end disagreed with the defense finding all three men guilty of murder It's two 13 of other news today a woman has died after a hit and run on the northbound lane to the Baltimore Washington Parkway just north of Maryland one 97 at about 5 45 this morning U.S. park police say the 26 year old was hit by a car while walking on the Parkway no cars stayed on the scene Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call the roadway was closed for several hours this morning while police investigator that accident And a Marilyn man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for a scam involving Pitbull puppies Back in August von Jack Eric azzo of Mount Rainier pleaded guilty to the scam in which at least $158,000 were collected from over for more than a hundred people who never received a dog in return As always ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution and other costs Just ahead on W TOP we have sports and after that the breaking news we're following this afternoon will have a special report on the verdict being reached in Georgia The three men charged in the Ahmad Arbery shooting have been found guilty of.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"You are one of these people who just some of these people Nick they didn't even really know what was going on did they just sort of the gates open The doors were open They're like cool we get to go into the capitol and now they're sitting in prison cells for it It is grossly offensive and you're right It is chilling You compare this to how the FBI and the DOJ is labeling angry parents as domestic terrorists and you're absolutely right Their goal is to chill our opposition to what they're doing Yeah and you know sadly it is working up to this point I mean I don't know how many people that we contacted who said you know I'm afraid to talk I don't want to tell my story because I'm afraid of repercussions And even in some cases we did interviews with people who didn't afterwards called us up and said in my lawyer said take me out So they were afraid to stand up to the government because the government has them over a barrel Most of these people are middle class people who own their own businesses who don't have a $100,000 to mount a vigorous legal defense So they wind up with these court appointed attorneys out of Washington D.C. who are basically working for the government They're not working for their clients They're trying to get their clients to cop to a plea deal by telling them look if you go to a jury trial you might get 30 years But if you clean guilty this one little felony You can do 6 months and you can get on with your life even though you've been won't be able to vote or ever own a firearm but still And see that's what that's what's happening to these people They are being railroaded by the FBI and the Department of Justice because they don't have the means to fight back
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Being removed now because you're not really supposed to make these types of display I know it's hard for the family but you're not supposed to do that in court but not court etiquette so they are pausing a little bit to remove this gentleman who stood up and cheered and gave it a little fist pump I think this was the right verdict Then following this trial been following this case from the start and I do believe that ahmaud Arbery was murdered And as this quarter's indicated I asked that there'd be no outbursts in the court that I expect as much from the gallery Please respect the court's desire for this as we move forward If you feel like you need to make a comment or otherwise demonstrate with respect to the verdict I do ask that you step out of the courtroom now Count two felony murder We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count three felony murder We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count four felony murder We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count 5 felony murder We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count 6 aggravated assault We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael Count 7 Aggravated assault We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count 8 false imprisonment We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Count 9 Criminal attempt to commit a felony We the jury find the defendant Travis mcmichael guilty Dated this 24th day of November 2021.
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
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"The closing arguments today wrapped up kind of what stuck out with you What was a message to jurors Prosecutor Linda Dana koski delivered a very forceful rebuttal Some of the strongest language that she's really used talking about the credibility of some of the witnesses from the defense especially Travis mcmichael himself making the point that Travis mcmichael has changed his story from day one None of the mcmichaels or roddy Bryan used words like you know we were trying to effectuate a citizen's arrest that day in their first statements to police now that's not legally required They have formed a very compelling legal argument since acting rashly on the day in question I understand too there were some moments that really especially got to ahmaud Arbery's mother Yeah I think this mother more than a mods mother but she did in fact leave the courtroom during defense attorney Laura hopes statement yesterday She said basically over and over again that Ahmad Arbery was in fact committing burglary on the occasions that he had stopped by the House under construction and satilla shores And as she's describing that she sort of chooses to describe a mods long legs and long dirty toenails And it was a moment that like I said I think more than just a mod's mother heard and sort of felt was a line too far Any idea of the effect of those closing arguments when you think about situations like that and then you think about what the prosecution said today do you think any of that is mind changing see if you were a juror I think that for whoever wanted to hear a sympathetic argument for the mcmichaels and roddy Bryan That was there That was displayed So if anyone finds those defendants stories to be credible I mean we will see we'll see some acquittals potentially There is a lot of talk that especially for William roddy Bryan that murder charge may be hard to stick on Because of you know if you believe him he was late to the scene so to speak he did not know as he claims that the mcmichaels were armed and that he would even be part of this in the way that he was Your sense of what the feeling is in Brunswick if one or all of the defendants is acquitted That's a good question I don't think we've heard much from the family members about how would you feel if roddy Bryan were to get off and maybe the Michaels didn't What I know is that the prosecutor's argument in this case has been that all three elements from all three of the defendants were necessary in order to get to the place where ahmaud Arbery got shot What that means is that without roddy Bryant's truck sort of blocking the path and some say forcing ahmaud Arbery into a ditch off of the road without that he wouldn't have turned back around and headed in the direction where Travis mcmichael and his father were on Outside of the courtroom Melissa in Brunswick what was the mood today as those arguments wrapped up and the case went to the jury I think the mood today was very quiet I think there's a sense that everything that has been done and everything that could have been brought up has been brought up and you know we asked Arbery's family about did they feel like the prosecutor did her best work today And they felt confident that we're going to have a guilty verdict We shall see We shall W a belisa Hagen in Brunswick for us Lisa thank you so much for the update Thanks Jim And an update now on the traffic.
Georgia officer testifies he was going to give Arbery a trespass warning
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting a police officer testifies Ahmad our brewery would have received a trespass warning had he not been fatally shot at the Georgia trial of three men facing murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a mod armory a police officer testified Friday he planned to give arboreta trespass warning for repeatedly entering a home under construction if you ever come back on this property for any reason whatsoever uninvited you are automatically be arrested for trespassing Wynn County police officer Robert rash testified he had spoken with the house's owner who it said video showing armory in the home site several times on February twenty third twenty twenty father and son Greg and Travis Mike Michael armed themselves and pursued armory in a truck after he ran past their home five doors down from the construction site neighbor William Roddy Brian joined the chase and took cellphone video that included Travis McMichael shooting armory three times with a shot gun defense attorneys argue the three men suspected armory was a burglar and we're trying to hold him for police hi
Attorney: No more `Black pastors' in court for Arbery case
"The lawyer for one of three white men accused in the murder of a black man in Glynn county Georgia makes a shocking request during the trial into Brunswick Georgia courtroom Thursday attorney Kevin Goff's done the court we don't want any more black pastors come here during that time the jury was out of the room Goff objected to the Reverend al Sharpton's presence during Wednesday's session of the trial of his client William Roddy Brian and father and son Greg and Travis McMichael the three are charged with murder and other crimes in the February twenty twenty shot gun shooting death of twenty five year old black man about armory in their neighborhood bring high profile members of the African American community into the court room to sit with family during the trial in the presence of the jury I believe that's intimidating that sound from court TV Gough admitted he didn't know until later Sharpton had been at the trial the judge rejected his request I'm Tim acquire
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Tears. They're now onto the final story of the free thirty. I so you remember the ahmad aubrey case. It was maybe year and a half ago or so it came out right before the floyd protests went kind of exploded and it was one of the stories that fueled the george floyd protests. Not as much as the others. But it was one of them. It was a racially divisive racially charged stories where three white men one of those four police officer. The other is his son and the other was a guy who joined in kind of halfway through filming the act. Were they chase down. A guy named ahmad aubrey. A kid who was was about twenty-five believe at the time who was running around the neighborhood. It's time this brunswick georgia and ultimately they shot and killed aubrey after attempting to stop him from running and the son travis mcmichael got into a confrontation. A fight over the gun and ended up shooting and killing. Aubrey of the three men charged into killing. Our george gregory mcmichael travis mcmichael and william bryan bryan is a guy who joined in the chase and filled it halfway through the charges that are being charged with our malice murder felony murder two counts of aggravated assault and one count of false imprisonment more on that in a moment that the defense is arguing that the mcmichael thought that aubrey was responsible for a series of burglaries. That had occurred in the neighborhood and they were trying to detain are under georgia's citizens arrest lol and only resorted to violence. When aubrey fought over the possession of the gun georgia's since repealed that citizens wrestle and the prosecution is basically arguing that aubrey was jogging had no connection to the burglaries and at the killings. Were racially motivated. Now to that point about it being racially motivated the there is a federal charge that all three have been indicted force. Federal hate crime interference with the rights with his rights which is specifically claiming that the defendants use force and threats of force to intimidate and interfere with aubrey's rights to use a public street because of his race. And i think that is why this story is going to be probably one of the biggest most vices stories that we have seen in cases trials and stories that we've seen in a very long time because they have been wanting to kind of code of codify hate crimes koto fai hate in a specific language specific profile. We see it on facebook. They want to regulate the ai to track down. What specifically hate is on facebook. We see it with this new framing of what a domestic terrorist is which is basically somebody who might have gone to the capital on january six. Everything that's been going on the past couple of years has had that hate theme woven into it and this case right here they have a winner. I think they they have what public relations wise can be easily portrayed as three dudes who may very well be racist driving around the neighborhood and then ultimately killing a black guy. Who was they say just jogging. Now there's a lot of complex said this thing about the stories is very complicated but it won't be presented as very complicated a lot of the complicated stuff. They're trying to get removed from the trial..
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"If Republicans win the midterms And we'll speak with primatologist Jane Goodall about her latest work called the book of hope co written with Douglas Abrams Those stories and much more coming up this hour on WNYC in our morning edition Remember if you want to support this station the number to call is 8 8 8 three 7 6 9 6 9 two This is WNYC FM HD and a.m. New York Live from NPR news in Washington on Corvette Coleman the Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize two new boosters to shore up the immune systems of millions more people who got COVID-19 vaccines NPR's rob Stein has more The FDA is expected to give the green light to Moderna and J&J boosters any day now This comes after the FDA's expert advisers unanimously endorse Moderna boosters for the same people who already are eligible for Pfizer boosters People aged 65 and older and those at risk because of other health problems their jobs or their living situations and back J&J boosters for anyone age 18 and older who got the one shot vaccine at least two months ago One big question is whether J&J recipients could get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine instead of another J&J shot Doctor Anthony Fauci says he expects the recommendations will be flexible about which boosters people can get Rob Stein and PR news Jury selection begins today for the trial of three white men accused of killing ahmaud Arbery It's been more than a year and a half since the 25 year old black man was shot as he jogged through a coastal Georgia neighborhood from member station W ABE in Atlanta Lisa Hagen has wore The first batch of more than 1000 potential jury members are due in Glenn county court Monday Father and son Greg and Travis mcmichael faced murder charges along with their neighbor William brodie Bryan who filmed the deadly encounter in February 2020 The three white men remained free for weeks a former district attorney was indicted last month for her handling of the case which allegedly included telling people not to arrest Travis mcmichael Atlanta area prosecutors were appointed to lead the state's case last year Defense attorneys say the shooting was in self defense For NPR news I'm Lisa Hagen in Atlanta The State Department says it is working with its counterparts in Haiti to help a group of mostly American missionaries who were kidnapped in that country over the weekend 12 adults in 5 children were abducted by a Haitian gang as the group left an orphanage 80 has been struggling with many gang related kidnappings as security worsens and the political situation remains uncertain China's economy grew by 4.9% over the past three months that slower than economists had predicted the lower quarterly figure reflects the toll from sporadic COVID lockdowns ongoing electricity blackouts and fears of a financial collapse in the country's real estate sector And piers Emily fang has more China's decelerating economic growth shows how ongoing coronavirus breakouts in supply chain backlogs are slowing the economy down The backlogs are now exacerbated by power cuts as China struggles to meet a surge in electricity demand The economy has also been jittery over a likely default at the country's biggest real estate firm ever grand NPR's Emily Feng reporting It's NPR This is WNYC in New York at 7 O four Good morning I'm Carrie Nolan The editorial board of the Bergen record asbury park press and other gannett owned papers in New Jersey has endorsed democratic governor Phil Murphy for a second term The board says Murphy is the right person to lead the state through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic They said the nursing homes were devastated in the early days of the crisis Murphy has promised a full accounting of what happened The board said Murphy's decisions throughout the pandemic have been governed by facts and science while his Republican challenger to rally has pushed to make masking optional in schools and opposes vaccine mandates Election day is November 2nd early voting in New Jersey begins next Saturday Meanwhile the New York Daily News editorial board is endorsed democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams The board says Adams has the right mix of pragmatism and progressive imagination They say as a former NYPD captain Adams will be able to bridge the divide between the police and the community and while the board criticized his lack of transparency around personal finances they praised Adams plan to boost affordable housing bring back the dismantled anti crime unit and upgrade the city's infrastructure to protect against future storms Adams faces Republican Curtis Sliwa in the November 2nd general election and early voting begins this Saturday October 23rd New Jersey activists have completed a 67 mile march from montclair to Trenton to demand police reform Marchers want lawmakers to give subpoena power to civilian review boards that investigate allegations of police misconduct Larry ham is founder of the people's organization for progress He led the 9 day march that ended over the weekend This is not a radical demand It is not an unreasonable demand It is a very reasonable demand you have to have subpoena power You have to be able to subpoena documents subpoena evidence subpoena witnesses New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill to empower civilian oversight boards which with such authority Last year the state Supreme Court stripped New Jersey's first civilian board in Newark of its subpoena powers following a challenge by police unions The legislature isn't expected to resume their session until after.
Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death
"Jury selection begins today in the trial of three white men in Georgia charged in the death of a black man jogging in their neighborhood in February of last year hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty selection could last two weeks or more father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William Roddy Bryant are charged with murder and other crimes prosecutors say a model every was merely jogging in the defendant's neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick defense attorneys insist the three men committed no crimes and thought armory was responsible for break ins Arby's father says he's praying for an impartial jury and a fair trial saying black crime victims too often have been denied justice I'm Julie Walker
"travis mcmichael" 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..
Ex-Prosecutor Indicted for Misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery Death
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting an ex prosecutor has been indicted for misconduct in the death of a mod armory a former prosecutor in Georgia has been indicted on misconduct charges related to the Ahmad armory case former Brunswick judicial circuit district attorney Jackie Johnson was indicted by a Glynn county grand jury Thursday on charges of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer armory was gunned down in February twenty twenty after being pursued by white father and son Greg and Travis but Michael Greg McMichael had worked as an investigator in Johnson's office the indictment says Johnson directed that Travis McMichael the alleged shooter should not be placed under arrest hi Mike Rossi
Georgia Gov. Kemp Signs Repeal of 1863 Citizen's Arrest Law
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Georgia's governor signs a repeal of an eighteen sixty three citizens arrest law Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed house bill four seventy nine Monday which repealed the state's civil war era citizen's arrest law the bill was brought forth as part of the reaction to a mock armories death in February twenty twenty armory was fatally shot while jogging through a neighborhood near Brunswick Georgia Greg M. Travis McMichael a father and son who pursued armory and William Roddy Brian a neighbor who joined the chase and recorded it on video are all charged with murder in signing the bill Kemp said the old law was ripe for abuse hi Mike Rossio
Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying
"A Georgia judge denied bond for Gregory in Travis McMichael the father and son charged with murder in the slaying of all mod armory into nine bond Superior Court judge Timothy Walmsley referred to concerns over racist messages sent by Travis McMichael and possible attempts to influence the case by former police officer Greg McMichael he says he's concerned the two men took the law into their own hands defense attorneys for the Mike Michaels would argue that they wouldn't flee or pose a threat of further violence Gregory make Michael's defense attorney Laura hope a life well lived of service to his community prosecutors say the McMichael's acted as vigilante is and we're motivated by racist views they showed the judge photos of a home near the shooting scene that was damaged by gunfire prosecutor Jesse Evans grain traffic Michael are a danger to persons property in the community I'm Jennifer king
Day two of bond hearing for father, son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery
"Today for three men accused of killing a black jogger in Georgia father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, along with William Bryan, facing felony murder charges on that armory was shot and killed while out for a run in Brunswick, Georgia, in February. And
Father and son charged with Ahmaud Arbery's killing seek bond
"A black jogger in Georgia are seeking release on bar attorneys for two of the man accused of murdering Ahmad Armory seeking the release of the father and son on Bond. Greg and Travis McMichael, appearing virtually due to Cove it with family and friends coming forward is character witnesses. The pair seen chasing armory before Travis fatally shot the 25 year old after spotting him running in there. Runs with Georgia neighborhood and what they told police was an attempted citizen's arrest of a suspected burglar. ABC is Adrian
Ahmaud Arbery: Atlanta grand jury indicts three men in murder case
"Thank you grand jury did return an indictment against Travis McMichael pregnant Michael and William Bryan counts including malice and felony murder in Brunswick today the announcement from Joliet homes special prosecutor in the combat armory Calgary was the young black man who was shot and killed while the family says he was jogging in the Brunswick area in February father and son Gregory and Travis met Michael and William brown later took the viral video all indicted by a grand jury on nine counts each they're in jail with no bond Cristela ninety five point five W. S.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on AP News
"3 men have been indicted in Georgia in the killing of Ahmad armory indicted are Travis McMichael Greg McMichael and William Bryan junior there are 9 counts malice murder 4 counts of felony murder and 4 felonies the 3 are white Greg McMichael said he saw armory who was black running in his neighborhood and suspected he was a burglar and chased after him joy at homes is the Cobb county district attorney this is another positive step another great step for finding justice for a mod for finding justice for this family and the community beyond Greg McMichael said our brie attacked his son before being shot I met Donahue
3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
"Three men have been indicted in Georgia in the killing of Ahmad armory indicted are Travis McMichael Greg McMichael and William Bryan junior there are nine counts malice murder four counts of felony murder and four felonies the three are white Greg McMichael said he saw armory who was black running in his neighborhood and suspected he was a burglar and chased after him joy at homes is the Cobb county district attorney this is another positive step another great step for finding justice for a mod for finding justice for this family and the community beyond Greg McMichael said our brie attacked his son before being shot I met Donahue
White defendant used racial slur after shooting Georgia black man, investigator testifies
"In Brunswick Georgia today a judge said there is enough evidence for prosecutors to move forward with murder charges against three white man in the killing of almond Arbury he's a twenty five year old black jogger who was slain in February W. A. B. ease Emily green has more the pre trial hearing had several bombshells among the key revelations defendant Travis McMichael allegedly referred to our brief using a racial slur after shooting him three times the prosecution's chief investigator also said Greg McMichael Travis is father confronted Arbor a holding a gun issue to him years earlier by the Glynn county police department when he was an officer it was also revealed that are re had been diagnosed with a mental illness and suffered auditory hallucinations the defense argued that are re was the aggressor in the confrontation that led to his death the prosecution countered are re had been hunted down and
Justice Department will investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, family's attorneys say
"Attorneys for Ahmed are breeze family he says the justice department is investigating the man's murder as a hate crime Jared Halpern as more the justice department is investigating the murder of twenty five year old Ahmad armory as a hate crime attorneys for the family also say there's an investigation into the prosecution of the case arboreta black man was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia in February by a white father and son police arrested Gregory in Travis McMichael two months after the shooting both are now facing murder charges a third man who took video of the incident has also been
Third suspect charged with murder of Georgia unarmed black jogger
"There's been a third arrest in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Brunswick Georgia CBS is bill Recca fifty year old William Roddy Brian says he had nothing to do with the February death of Amman armory but was just filming the deadly encounter the G. B. I. says it's charging Brian with felony murder and criminal contempt to commit false imprisonment also facing charges sixty four year old Gregory Nick Michael and his son thirty four year old Travis McMichael they face charges of felony murder and aggravated assault they claim armory was a suspect in a series of burglaries in the neighborhood when they confronted him more from correspondent Manuel Bojorquez armories family says he was out for a jog when the shooting occurred he was seen on camera entering an open construction site before the confrontation the armories family attorney has pressed for Brian's arrest calling him a co conspirator tonight Brian is behind bars awaiting a court
Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the man who recorded the video of Ahmad armory slaying has been arrested another arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Ahmad armory in February the Georgia bureau of investigation says fifty year old William Roddy Brian who video recorded armories fatal shooting on his cell phone has been arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault for the slaying of the twenty five year old armory who was running in their neighborhood Brian lives in the same subdivision where the shooting took place hi Mike Crossey up
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on WDRC
"George's district attorney investigating the conduct of a local prosecutor in the shooting death of an unarmed black man purportedly by a white father and son the Attorney General in Georgia is sending state investigators to see if the local prosecutor committed any misconduct in the handling of the Ahmad armory shooting death case Aubrey was shot dead in February in the Brunswick area neighborhood and a video sent to police purportedly shows Gregory and Travis McMichael who are white chasing our brain was black in their truck before shooting him but months went by with no charges filed the elder make Michael is a former cop an investigator for the prosecutor a review last week by an outside law enforcement saw the McMichael's charged with murder Evan brown fox news sunshine health officials investigating the safety of ventilators at two hospitals where fires in intensive care units killed a total of six people the pandemic will keep some people from traveling this summer nearly one in three Americans say they're planning to take a road trip this summer according to travel app gas buddy's annual summer travel survey which finds low gas prices out when coronavirus worries for some that number though is down forty four percent from last year when nearly three out of four Americans that they had plans to hit the road while eighteen percent are firm about not taking a road trip fifty one percent had met they still haven't made a decision about the summer and those bargain gas prices less than two Bucks a gallon in most states could be creeping up again its CEO saying gas but he started seeing rebounds in fuel demand since mid April William weld fox news is in at Disney announcing a release the film recording of Hamilton on its streaming service July third the film was supposed to come out in movie theaters in October of next year but Disney made a change to the pandemic shutting down Broadway theaters I'm Lisa Ellis Sarah and this is.
"travis mcmichael" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"That father and son who murdered Ahmad armory there's video to show it have been arrested Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael both arrested yesterday somebody pointed something out about that video that just horrific video that shows him being shot and killed the moment that doomed the guy who did the shooting I think was the father of whom is actually did the the shot yeah Obree it was that he didn't turn around and look back shoots in that final shot if you've seen the video you can see it Akhmed then takes a couple of steps and collapses and the guy never turns around looks at him like oh my god what just happened right I just do right what what have I done I just took a man's life right there's no at least on the radio livor there's no indication while United that didn't occur to me when I saw that he knew that that was the fatal shot wow and that does that mean those guys plus this it turns out that the the guy who was a DA investigator the father of the father and son duo was the DA's office investigator for sometime and I'm assuming in Georgia that still means what it what it would mean here in in California is a sworn peace officers sworn law enforcement officer and that he had dealt with that kid before when he was a high school student and then some other case later on so I don't know if there was enough for him to recognize Akhmed armory as he ran down the street like he knew who that was or if it was just that that could match the description of a burglar suspect burglary suspect in the area yeah all right well it looks like Hollywood as the LA times put it has been preparing us for this moment for decades they talk about all of the movies slight gap Pacific liner from nineteen thirty nine about the chaos that ensues when a cholera infected man stows away on a cruise ship bound for San Francisco that sounds familiar doesn't it as the disease spreads among the working man in the boiler room the paying passengers party on as usual on the decks above kept intentionally unaware of the bacterial time bomb ticking down below hi a doctor wants to implement drastic quarantining and sanitation measures as the outbreak begins but a tough guy refuses to believe that anything that he can't see can't hurt him by the time the doctor is proven right it is almost too late so in other words all of these debates that were having they've been having since nineteen thirty nine well it isn't a part part of the story telling like this is that we want to see who's going to emerge as the sort of unknown hero or the the unexpected hero in a story like this we see it play out in regular everyday life I mean the the people that we would take for granted doctors and nurses paramedics first responders are being considered the heroes for deep you know rushing headlong into this end of this pandemic to take care of other people in nineteen seventy one audiences went to see the Andromeda strain Andromeda Andromeda skews me an adaptation of a Michael Crichton book science fiction novel about the efforts of some brilliant doctors to defend against a microscopic threat from outer space nineteen ninety five a course outbreak was a smash hit that was the Ebola one yeah back based on the nonfiction bestseller the hot zone again we're seeing big hit best seller we have this appetite for these stories that we thought would never happen right I never contemplated this actually happening I thought this was all cinematic stuff stuff for just the movies I never thought wow down the line we might be's kept inside for sixty days look at this this wearing masks screengrab that they have from from contagion Damon not wearing a mask yeah I guess so you could tell it's Matt Damon yeah everybody else in the scene is wearing a mask contagion has been one of the biggest draws over the past month yeah and everybody wanted me to watch you I don't think you guys to watch but you were living at Agen it's not a bad movie it's not that it's a bad movie I just heard context of it I don't want to see it we got enough of it well we're living through right if you are a Texas high school football star spoiler alert by the way and your team just lost the state championship you're not going to run out watch Friday night lights spoiler alert against but that's I mean why would you put yourself through that again why would you why if you have a scab why do you pick it don't touch your own bruises sorry George Romero nineteen seventy three had a horror film called the crazies a medical crisis devolved into a stand off between a rationally panicked citizenry and the armed government officials who stand ready to use extreme measures to terminate an outbreak at its source of course George Romero from night of the Living Dead and dawn of the dead which are in a way all of those zombie movie sort of our pandemic movies as you know World War Z. with Brad Pitt one of those you can't defend against the zombies but you know the only way you can kill them is trapped there had offered put a ball in their head or whatever it's here's one from two thousand eight Pontypool in Ontario talk radio host can't stop himself from stirring up trouble with his words even after he discovers that the people in his quarantine small town are being driven mad by language itself the sickness spreads through conversation I might watch that sounds pretty good well monkeys twelve monkeys is another one that I am not going to watch right now although it did come up I think on Amazon the other day when we're looking for something for something to watch I just have zero desire to be reminded of where we are I just once uplifting things I once sugary use even if it's even if it's not uplifting we're in the midst of the peaky blinders right now uplifting it's fun it's cold it rains all the time in Birmingham but they're allowed into the pubs are allowed into the pods they can shake hands and here's the other thing in the third season they started doing this to seal a deal they spend in their hand and get the good old days Matt you'd be arrested for that right now yes you may be tased in put down like an animal if you did that right now to try to seal the deal we'll talk about masks when we come back I've found something interesting about masks okay and it's bothersome worrisome we can't allow ourselves to turn into a holes also guys will bring in the nuggets back we got to bring the nuggets back or put in them in less than an hour on this Friday this March fifty nine th we need we need to bring the nuggets back normal until usually that what did happen to April what was April what was you said you said this morning you are days a guy J. fifty nine I started doing the math and you're right but that was March when we were talking about that and then what it's may it's may there was a thing that happened called April it's all a blur I remember I think there's a lot of pizza and let's not let's not go crazy you don't want to make it sound like you're eating yourself to death my husband announced yesterday that he's lost five pounds so it just sets out the challenge yeah he's like so I mean it was totally unsolicited like I may have been in the kitchen eating cheese at the time and he's like I've lost five pounds on the other he's like he's like crazy that you try to like do massage it into is like crazy thing I've I've lost five pounds Hey you wanna hear funny said I'm like over here gnawing on a block of cheese I'm not eating cheese and I've lost five it's the **** during general continue in a moment closures got enough that federal officials say five hundred seventy four prisoners twenty five staff members had tested positive for covert nineteen at several Lompoc prison facilities in Santa Barbara county.