Started by Norman Teigen, November 19, 2021, 03:21:09 PM
Quote from: Charles Austin on November 24, 2021, 02:20:46 PMThe other "showcase" trial is over.All three defendants were convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was a black man whom they chased because he was running through their neighborhood. He was unarmed. The defendants, all white, were not. They claimed self-defense, presumably because of a brief struggle with Arbery. They claimed to be making a "citizens arrest" though the incident did not meet the standards for that under Georgia law.I think Georgia mandates a life sentence in cases like this.
Quote from: Charles Austin on November 24, 2021, 04:17:56 PMPastor. Engebretson:One thing that seemed to be repeatedly highlighted by some media was that the jury was all white with the exception of one black man. It seemed assumed that this was going to be a factor in their decision.Me:No, the commentaries I heard made these remarks because they were pointing out that the make-up of the jury did not reflect the make-up of that community.
Quote from: peter_speckhard on November 24, 2021, 04:24:34 PMhttps://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/11/23/ax-wielding-antifa-member-attacks-gop-senators-office-dems-give-him-money-fbi-returns-ax-n1535869Here is one with overt partisan overtones. But apparently it is not going to trial.
Quote from: James S. Rustad on November 24, 2021, 05:31:50 PMSo contrary to the expectations of many, the nearly all-white jury rejected the claim of self-defense by whites who killed a black man.Imagine that! The jury got it right again.