AHMAUD ARBERY: Georgia vs Greg & Travis McMichael & William Bryan for murder *GUILTY!*


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Mother seeks justice after son shot while jogging in Brunswick, pair involved in killing not arrested

It’s been over two months since a young black man jogging in Brunswick, Ga., was gunned down by two white men who said they thought he was a possible burglar.

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother wants to know where is the justice.

“I just think about how they could allow these two men to kill my son and not be arrested, that’s what I can’t understand,” Wanda Cooper told news partner First Coast News.

A police report states about 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Glynn County officers responded to Satilla and Holmes drives where shots were fired. They found Arbery, 25, dead on the scene.

Gregory McMichael, who worked several years for the Brunswick Police Department before serving as an investigator in the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office, told police there were several break-ins in the neighborhood. He said he saw Arbery running down Satilla Drive and asked his son Travis McMichael to help him confront him.

McMichael and his son got a shotgun and handgun because they “didn’t know if Arbery was armed or not.”

The father and son got into their truck and drove down Satilla toward Burford Drive. Gregory McMichael stated when they arrived at Holmes Drive, they saw Arbery running down Burford, according to the report.

Gregory McMichael told police they attempted to cut off Arbery and shouted “stop, stop, we want to talk to you.”

McMichael pulled up next to Arbery, and Travis McMichael got out of the truck with the shotgun. According to statements, that’s when the father said Arbery attacked his son and the two men started fighting over the shotgun. Travis McMichael fired a shot and then a second shot.




After video appears to show black jogger gunned down by 2 white men in coastal Georgia, family demands arrests

The fatal shooting of a black man — apparently recorded on video in February and posted online Tuesday by a local radio station host — will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.

Elements of the disturbing video are consistent with a description of the shooting given to police by one of those involved in the incident.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, authorities said. According to a Glynn County Police report, Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area.

After they chased down Arbery, McMichael told police, Arbery and McMichael’s son Travis struggled over his son’s shotgun. McMichael said two shots were fired before Arbery fell to the street, the report said.


S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family, said in a statement that the two men involved in the chase “must be taken into custody pending their indictment.”

Gov. Brian Kemp said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has offered resources to Durden for his investigation. “Georgians deserve answers,” Kemp tweeted.

Kemp also retweeted the GBI’s post that Durden “formally requested the GBI to investigate the death of Ahmaud Arbery.”
 

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Cousin Dupree

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Oh, one more thing. My mother, who was living in Allentown PA at the time, asked me about it while it was going on. I refused to tell her anything about it. She said that she wasn't in the same city and I still refused because the judge told us not to discuss it til the trial was over. She ultimately really respected that.
 

GrandmaBear

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The people on the jury I served on did. We had been specifically instructed to not consider penalties for the defendants in our instructions. There was one guy who proposed a way to rule and he used the penalties as a reason as for why on each one. I said: "We can't consider penalties in the deliberations." and he went off on me. I just listened to his :poop: and then said: "Nothing changes the fact that we can't consider penalties in deliberations." He let it go at that point. Later on he made the exact same argument using the exact same reasons and a woman on our jury said: "But we can't consider penalties in our deliberations!" He didn't go off on her.

We ended up ruling like he suggested, but not for penalty reasons, but because they made sense. Just before we left he made a point of thanking us all for serving with him and he appreciated us all and respected us. He shook all of our hands.
Interesting. I know that rule and jurors are not to consider sentences or penalties in deliberating what a defendant is guilty of but maybe many don't. I do get that people think about it emotionally and maybe can't picture for instance, a young woman or teen going to prison for life, depending on the circumstances of the case, and I am sure we all have moments and thoughts, but it is a juror's role NOT to let that play in.
 

GrandmaBear

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When it comes down to it, even though the jury rightly considered and differentiated on each charge with each man, I only now did just realize as far as sentences go though, all three men will be spending their lives in prison most likely.

Justice was served but it is still sad they did this not only to Arbery and his family, but to their own lives and the lives of their families.
 

Cousin Dupree

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When it comes down to it, even though the jury rightly considered and differentiated on each charge with each man, I only now did just realize as far as sentences go though, all three men will be spending their lives in prison most likely.

Justice was served but it is still sad they did this not only to Arbery and his family, but to their own lives and the lives of their families.

Based on the initial response from the local D.A. they probably felt they lived in area where people wouldn't care that a black man had been murdered.
 

GrandmaBear

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Based on the initial response from the local D.A. they probably felt they lived in area where people wouldn't care that a black man had been murdered.
Several things like that seem to indicate that, I agree. It is why I don't have much sympathy for them. The areas and people in power that remain like that might want to start thinking about how the internet, video and more are changing on how easily corruption and abuse of power and other things these days can be brought to light and how support can be gathered for the "little guy" as well before it is their arse in a sling the next time. Times have changed some for the better (not all) and this case was one that they tried to shove under the rug but thankfully it is one that was not allowed to remain there and was found out...
 

GrandmaBear

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The black "Civil Rights Icons" speaking outside the court were making a big deal about how it was 11 white jurors and one black juror who found these defendants guilty. I agree.
Yeah, I know what I thought of and think of that. I probably better not go down that road.

I will say I didn't give it much weight but they sure did as did some media. Maybe they could learn at times it is beneficial to say little to nothing but wait and see...

The reason I didn't give it much weight? Because plenty of and I feel the majority of "white" people or how about "all" people felt these men were guilty based on facts, video and more. My mom and I thought so and we don't always agree. My kids did. Everyone on here basically seems to be on the same page and thought. And elsewhere as well... I truly don't think most people, white or black, are what these men appear to be in their thinking...

I also think the verdict in some ways will carry more weight since it came from 11 whites and not 11 blacks if one thinks about it... And imagine the remarks that would bring about had a guilty verdict come down from the opposite...
 

kdg411

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Yep, GM was a retired cop but there are and were people in power there that covered for them that remain... Only one charged I know of is the D.A.
Just for clarification .. Greg McMichael is/was not a retired cop. He was a Glynn County police officer from 1982-1989 only. Then from 1995-2019 he was an investigator for the DA's office.

Not critiquing, just want to acknowledge that his retirement was as an investigator and retired only after refusing to stay current on recertification requirements.
 

GrandmaBear

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Just for clarification .. Greg McMichael is/was not a retired cop. He was a Glynn County police officer from 1982-1989 only. Then from 1995-2019 he was an investigator for the DA's office.

Not critiquing, just want to acknowledge that his retirement was as an investigator and retired only after refusing to stay current on recertification requirements.
Investigator accurate as to what he was when he retired, I agree. I consider them all cops I guess in some respect or all LE. Our investigators are part of the SD and can arrest, etc. just as a cop can.

Saying investigator is better as having held both positions, he certainly should have known better AND been required to stay up on certification, as they all should.
 

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