Ahmaud Arbery: I don’t think there can be justice…

7 January 2022 Ahmaud Arbery Sentences for the men who hunted down and murdered Ahmaud Arbery were handed down in a Brunswick, Georgia courtroom today.  Two of the men, Greg and Travis McMichael, were sentenced to life without parole plus additional years.  William Bryan was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole and aContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: I don’t think there can be justice…”

The “Investigators” of the Ahmaud Arbery Case: Glynn County Police Department

One of the ironic things about the Ahmaud Arbery case is that because of the shoddy, good-ole-boy “investigation” of his killing, the defense is busily planting doubt in the minds of the jurors. This “investigation” was carried out by the Glynn County Police Department which has a history of corruption and questionable police tactics.  TheContinue reading “The “Investigators” of the Ahmaud Arbery Case: Glynn County Police Department”

Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection

Blog #5 Jury selection in the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery is starting this morning. Speculation is that the process may take as much as three weeks.  Over 1,000 people have been called for jury duty which is a much larger pool than is usual in most cases, even in high profileContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection”

Ahmaud Arbery Trial: Glynn County, Georgia

Ahmaud Arbery Blog #3 Case of Police Violence Gregory McMichael was an investigator for the DA’s office for more than 20 years and was a Glynn County police officer for seven years before that.  He retired in May of 2019.  When Gregory McMichaels saw a young man jogging past his house, he called to hisContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery Trial: Glynn County, Georgia”

Federalist Society Justice: Chris Hedges Interviews Steven Donziger

If you want a glimpse of what the legal system is already looking like under the reign of the Republicans and the Federalist Society, listen to this podcast where Chris Hedges interviews Steven Donziger “the human rights environmental justice attorney, about the grim reality when we confront the real centers of power.Donziger has been fightingContinue reading “Federalist Society Justice: Chris Hedges Interviews Steven Donziger”

the buzz of white privilege: ahmaud arbery

AHMAUD ARBERY BLOG #3 On a Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2020, a retired police investigator, Greg McMichael, 64, sees a young black man, Ahmaud Arbery, 25, jogging down the street past McMichael’s house. As it has been described, McMichael goes on “high alert.”  He calls out to his son Travis McMichael who also lives inContinue reading “the buzz of white privilege: ahmaud arbery”

india is the republican’s idea of the future

In the past two days I have listened to three interviews with Indian journalist Barkha Dutt about the stunning second wave of COVID deaths in India.  Dutt lost her own father to COVID within the past week.  She comes from what she describes as a privileged family in India, but even so, she was notContinue reading “india is the republican’s idea of the future”

The boot of authoritarianism: if they thought for one minute they could get away with it

Dereck Chauvin put his knee on the neck of George Floyd, stared into the camera and dared us to do anything about it.               Donald Trump did exactly what Chauvin did – he put his knee on the neck of democracy, decency, legality. He stared into the camera and dared us to do anythingContinue reading “The boot of authoritarianism: if they thought for one minute they could get away with it”

a “bad day”

It has been days since I have watched corporate TV news.  I have been reading, writing, painting and binge-watching Dickens, Trollope, and Austen on Amazon Prime.  Every time I turn on the corporate news I find CNN hosts interviewing other CNN hosts about their new books.  On MSNBC, I find people like Jason “Island ofContinue reading “a “bad day””

A breath of fresh air, a democrat tells the truth about christopher wray, fbi

Blog: Christopher Wray For reasons inexplicable to me, the corporate media has always tried to make a hero out of Christopher Wray.  Most of the Democratic establishment has refused to criticize him and Biden has decided to allow him to remain as FBI Director. But, in a giant departure from the way Wray is talkedContinue reading “A breath of fresh air, a democrat tells the truth about christopher wray, fbi”