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    Arbery Verdict: Guilty!
    Monday, November 22, 2021 11:08 AM
    By: Cody Derespina

    A jury on Wednesday found Gregory McMichael, his son, Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan guilty of mudering Ahmaud Arbery.

    Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine charges, including malice murder. His father and Bryan were found guilty on counts of felony murder.

    All three men face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    The three men accused in Ahmaud Arbery’s Feb. 23, 2020 death — Gregory McMichael, his son, Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan — were initially cleared by the local district attorney. But after video of the deadly encounter was leaked, a public outcry led to the case being transferred to a different district attorney and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged the trio in May.

    Each of the men were charged with nine counts: one count of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

    Travis McMichael, 35, driving in a pickup truck with his father, testified that he made the first contact with Arbery, 25, who was reportedly jogging in the Glynn County neighborhood where the McMichaels lived. McMichael said he sought out Arbery after his 65-year-old father told him, "The guy who has been breaking in down the road" had just run past their home. McMichael said he had previously encountered a "lurking" Arbery nearly two weeks earlier, outside a nearby home that was under construction and inside of which Arbery had been videotaped on numerous occasions. McMichael claims that, during their initial interaction, Arbery reached near his waistband, prompting McMichael to flee.

    On Feb. 23, however, both McMichaels armed themselves before pursuing Arbery in their pickup truck.

    McMichael said Arbery initially stopped when he pulled up alongside him, but again took off running when McMichael told him police were en route.

    That began a sequence in which prosecutors say Arbery was chased and prevented from fleeing by two pickup trucks — the one with the McMichaels inside and another driven by the 52-year-old Bryan, who also videotaped the encounter. At some point, a struggle between Travis McMichael and Arbery ensued, and Travis McMichael admits to fatally shooting Arbery.

    "He had my gun," McMichael testified on Wednesday. "He struck me. It was obvious that he was attacking me, that if he would have gotten the shotgun from me, then this was a life-or-death situation, and I’m going to have to stop him from doing this, so I shot."

    The video of the incident records the crucial moments of the encounter, but much of the struggle is obscured by McMichael’s pickup truck. McMichael fired his shotgun three times, with two of the blasts hitting Arbery at close range, according to the autopsy.

    Arbery’s family has claimed the incident was racially motivated and there have been allegations of racist language used by the defendants. Prominent Black Civil Rights activists such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton have made appearances in the courtroom, leading to a brief failed attempt by the defense to have the controversial leaders ejected from the proceedings. Numerous political leaders have commented on the trial, including President Joe Biden who tweeted on the one-year anniversary of the shooting: "A Black man should be able to go for a jog without fearing for his life. Today, we remember Ahmaud Arbery’s life and we dedicate ourselves to making this country safer for people of color." The comments appeared to prejudge the guilt of the defendants, continuing a trend of Biden remarking on cases that had not yet been decided by a jury, as he had done with Kenosha shooting defendant Kyle Rittenhouse.

    Charges were filed against Bryan, the last of the three defendants charged, on May 21, 2020 – just four days before the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The Arbery and Floyd deaths sparked a summer of social justice protests nationwide that were dominated by Black Lives Matter activists and, often, members of the leftwing group antifa. Frequently the events turned destructive or violent, resulting in several cities having businesses looted or burned down, countless assaults, and several deaths.
    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ar...22/id/1045677/
    Last edited by Dustoff262; 11-24-2021, 03:26 PM.
    "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
    George Orwell

  • #2
    I didn’t really expect anything different.
    Be seeing you.

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    • #3
      Good. Now hang the three savages.
      ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. THEN GOD CREATED DESTROYER SAILORS.

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      • #4
        When do all the whites get together and riot, burn, loot (err-excuse me-undocumented shopping) and demand justice for us, the under represented class? Oops, wrong channel.

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        • #5
          Let's face it: the mob's Democrat handlers decide when, and when not, to have riots. And, right now, with practically the whole country looking to hang Democrat politicians (and not in "effigy," either) I'm sure they got the word to "stand down" for this one, as well as the Rittenhouse verdict.

          Besides, Big Al Sharpton spent some of his presidential campaign money and financed a trip to Georgia for this trial, and is on the air right now trying to speak in complete, cohesive, sentences while saying a prayer of "thanks."

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          • #6
            This is tragic all around:

            "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

            They were reacting to burglaries in the area. But they did not witness a felony in progress, thus had no right to make a citizen's arrest. Then everything went to shit afterwards.
            "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
            George Orwell

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HAPD View Post
              Good. Now hang the three savages.


              I would never raise my voice because it’s frightening to people. Instead, I would calmly state "my name is Kenda from the Police Department; you are under arrest for murder. If you don’t do what I say, I’m gonna kill you right here, right now!" - Lt. Joe Kenda - Homicide Hunter

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              • #8
                Another good job by the jury

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                • #9
                  The dad is former Law enforcement should have known better. Yeah, his son is an adult but the son is still going to be influenced by what his dad said and did. If his father had a cooler head they probably wouldn’t be going to jail now.

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                  • #10
                    Never expected any other verdict. Surprised that they deliberated as long as they did.
                    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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                    • #11
                      The mob has been temporarily silenced by the correct verdict but chaos will be ignited again by some other random act, you can bet your money on it. Just a pause to make the uninformed think its over and let their guard down.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by delury View Post
                        The mob has been temporarily silenced by the correct verdict but chaos will be ignited again by some other random act, you can bet your money on it. Just a pause to make the uninformed think its over and let their guard down.
                        Or, those invisible marxist handlers know that the nation is fed up and going to vote democrats out of office and have yanked the chain of the professional agitators. Any protesting is done by relatively few numbers.
                        "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
                        George Orwell

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dustoff262 View Post

                          Or, those invisible marxist handlers know that the nation is fed up and going to vote democrats out of office and have yanked the chain of the professional agitators. Any protesting is done by relatively few numbers.
                          Well, I think Rittenhouse cut that number by two and a half !

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by delury View Post
                            The mob has been temporarily silenced by the correct verdict but chaos will be ignited again by some other random act, you can bet your money on it. Just a pause to make the uninformed think its over and let their guard down.
                            I'll raise your money bet by all the broken glass windows on the Nordstroms in the nearest democrat controlled big city.

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