advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 24, 2021 12:22PM
Travis McMichael (son, actual shooter) -- Malice murder - GUILTY, Felony Murders - GUILTY, Agg Assaults - GUILTY, False Imprisonment - GUILTY

Greg McMichael (Father) -- Malice murder - NOT Guilty, Felony Murders - GUILTY, Agg Assaults - GUILTY, False Imprisonment - GUILTY

William Bryant - Malice murder - Not Guilty, Felony Murder - Guilty, Agg Assaults - GUILTY, False Imprisonment - GUILTY



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2021 12:31PM by Ombligo.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 24, 2021 12:30PM
Wow, see and listen to what's been going on in the background.

Looks like the jury has done their job, and a proper one of it.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2021 12:31PM by PeterB.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 24, 2021 12:33PM
YES!



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 24, 2021 12:35PM
Thank goodness.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 24, 2021 12:52PM
The family should be able to beat them up too.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 24, 2021 12:57PM
Now let's see if the sentences are fair. Those good ol' boys are not going to have a good time in the big house.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 24, 2021 01:20PM
I am curious what Tucker Carlson says tonight.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: hal
Date: November 24, 2021 01:29PM
Quote
space-time
I am curious what Tucker Carlson says tonight.

I'm not - F that guy!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 24, 2021 01:52PM
It sounds like the DA made a good case, and the jury most likely considered that and the facts, and voted as required by the rule of law, and not just what the populus wanted.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 24, 2021 01:54PM
Quote
hal
Quote
space-time
I am curious what Tucker Carlson says tonight.

I'm not - F that guy!

My thoughts exactly.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 24, 2021 02:01PM
Arbery’s killing became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice after the graphic video of his death filmed by Bryan was leaked online two months later.

No one was charged in the killing until Bryan’s video was made public and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 24, 2021 02:14PM
I am relieved.

The jury came to a nuanced and considered verdict. Kudos to them for judging the case on evidence.

My understanding is that malice and felony murder have life sentences, minimum 30 years if the judge allows parole.

I am glad the prosecution presented an “airtight” case, as the family attorneys opined, kudos to them. I am also glad the prosecution did not introduce racial bias, federal hate crimes will be easier to pursue.

As I watched the family, lawyers, and prosecutors speak after court adjourned, I shed a few tears. This verdict was no sure thing. The initial DA will be on trial for misconduct/obstruction of justice ( [www.npr.org] ). And if the video that Bryant shot was not “leaked,” I’m not sure there would have been a conviction.



=wr=
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 24, 2021 02:22PM
Quote
rgG
Quote
hal
Quote
space-time
I am curious what Tucker Carlson says tonight.

I'm not - F that guy!

My thoughts exactly.

you need to study the enemy, folks.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: kj
Date: November 24, 2021 02:27PM
Quote
vision63
The family should be able to beat them up too.

No doubt. Natural consequences.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 24, 2021 02:55PM
Quote
space-time
Quote
rgG
Quote
hal
Quote
space-time
I am curious what Tucker Carlson says tonight.

I'm not - F that guy!

My thoughts exactly.

you need to study the enemy, folks.

I have to agree.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 24, 2021 03:05PM
"Jason Sheffield, a defense attorney who is also representing Travis McMichael, said it was a “very difficult day” for both McMichaels, who “honestly believed that what they were doing was the right thing to do.”"
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Michael
Date: November 24, 2021 03:13PM
The sentences will be life in prison with our without the possibility of parole. The prosecution didn't seek the death penalty. I bet the actual shooter will get life without the possibility of parole and the other two life with the possibility of parole. In GA, life sentences with the possibility of parole involve at least 30 years before they're eligible for parole. The father and neighbor will likely die in prison even if given life with the possibility of parole. Good.

[pap.georgia.gov]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 24, 2021 03:15PM
The question is: will others learn from this, or will they remember that George Zimmerman and Kyle Rittenhouse got away with it and continue to kill others?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 24, 2021 04:12PM
Unfortunately, the message the losers will get is simple - Erase the video.

It's scary that those three neanderthals would have never been charged if the one fool hadn't shared the video.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 24, 2021 04:40PM
Quote
Ombligo
It's scary that those three neanderthals would have never been charged if the one fool hadn't shared the video.

^this.

Fortunately, little by little, folks are realizing this. A gun may not save your life, but a cell phone might.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 24, 2021 05:38PM
They shared the video that took during the crime??? Wow, I missed that.

Not only they are racist, criminals, but they are also plain stupid. Why am I surprised, these go hand in hand.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 24, 2021 08:42PM
Remember, its the SMART criminals that never get caught.



********************************************
The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 24, 2021 08:42PM
It's a borderline miracle that this ever went to trial. My understanding is the first DA tried to keep charges from being filed then recused herself (might get prosecuted for her role in this). The second DA tried more shenanigans and then recused himself. The third DA only filed charges after a defense lawyer leaked the video. Apparently hoping the scene fighting over the shotgun would prejudice everyone against Aubery...

Props for the prosecutor, Linda Dunikoski. She did much better than the Rittenhouse group.



In tha 360. MRF User Map
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 25, 2021 12:20AM
Thousands of other Ahmauds will never get justice, and Ahmaud didn't live to see it. Until the day when ALL Black Lives Matter, keep the pressure on.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 25, 2021 12:37AM
That pendulum is swing in a different direction.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict is in -- Mostly Guilty
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 25, 2021 09:22AM
Quote
RgrF
That pendulum is swing in a different direction.

I think in the wrong direction.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 73
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020