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 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”

essential podasts: ahmaud arbery. “I just need to know what he was doing wrong.”

https://www.wabe.org/shows/buried-truths/ On a Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery jogged through a neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia.  He had jogged in the neighborhood before. But, this jog ended with a retired police investigator and his son, Greg and Travis McMichaels, jumping into their pick up truck and pursuing Arbery.  They shot Arbery in theContinue reading “essential podasts: ahmaud arbery. “I just need to know what he was doing wrong.””

on point: podcast with renato Mariotti: matt Gaetz

Podcast “On Topic” Matt Gaetz (April 17, 2021) Notes on Interview with Renato Mariotti Gaetz is certainly a subject of the investigation. A target means that the prosecutor intends to indict. Being a subject is not something you should feel good about.  It means they’re trying to develop enough information to charge you. The defenseContinue reading “on point: podcast with renato Mariotti: matt Gaetz”

Putting the pieces together: reality winner

PUTTING TOGETHER THE PIECES: Reality Winner In June 2018, Reality Winner pleaded guilty in a plea agreement that resulted in the longest-ever sentence imposed for a leak of national security information to the media.    As her mother wrote: Although Reality’s legal team did their best to build a defense for her, the court ruledContinue reading “Putting the pieces together: reality winner”

Where we are and how we got there. Corrupt AGs, Anti-democratic DNC

Under the category of “Where we are” The Attorney General of Texas was awaiting trial on securities fraud charges when he actively lobbied Donald Trump for a pardon.  How can a man who has been charged with securities fraud and who used the powers of the office of the Attorney General to harass the enemiesContinue reading “Where we are and how we got there. Corrupt AGs, Anti-democratic DNC”

Essential reading

Podcast of Preet Bharara Bharara is a former U.S. Attorney. In this episode, Bharara interviews Rachael Maddow about her book “Bagman.” Notes: Agnew was on the take in Maryland before he was chosen Vice President by Nixon. Nixon liked Agnew partly because he talked aggressively about race in his speeches and public appearances. Agnew wasContinue reading “Essential reading”

Podcast: Preet Bharara

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/preetbharara Bharara is a former U.S. Attorney. In this episode, Bharara interviews Rachael Maddow about her book “Bagman.” Notes: Agnew was on the take in Maryland before he was chosen Vice President by Nixon. Nixon liked Agnew partly because he talked aggressively about race in his speeches and public appearances. Agnew was essentially getting aContinue reading “Podcast: Preet Bharara”

Essential podcast: the majority report

If you only have time to listen to one podcast, I would suggest The Majority Report. Sam Seder consistently chooses material that is challenging and different from anything you will hear on the corporate media. Sam hosts USC Law Professor Jody Armour (@niggatheory) to discuss his new book N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and theContinue reading “Essential podcast: the majority report”

Julie Brown and the Epstein Case

This is a podcast well worth listening to. Broken: Jeffrey Epstein Season 1 Episode 5 “An Outsider’s Way In.” Broken: Jeffrey Epstein This is a fascinating story about the reporter Julie Brown and her history of digging in the Epstein case.  It makes an important point about journalism.  Brown’s history was much like that ofContinue reading “Julie Brown and the Epstein Case”