Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery

Blog 21 November 2021: Citizen’s Arrest This is the text of the Georgia Citizen’s Arrest law that is being used in the defense of the three men who hunted down Ahmaud Arbery and killed him in the street. “A private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or withinContinue reading “Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery”

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: Notes on the podcast “The Breakdown” with Shaun King

Notes Podcast “The Breakdown” “All of us have a right to be skeptical” about the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery. The three men are on trial in huge part because of the pressure that was brought to bear on Georgia, the governor, the AG, the GBI and others to make sure thatContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery Jury Selection: Notes on the podcast “The Breakdown” with Shaun King”

Jury Selection in the Trial of the Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery: Grinding My Teeth

I’ve spent a week and a half grumbling and grinding my teeth about the jury selection in the Ahmaud Arbery case. Defense attorneys in this case wanted to shield the questioning of the jurors from the public entirely.  The judge, in what is called a “compromise” ruling, allowed two reporters at the time to listenContinue reading “Jury Selection in the Trial of the Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery: Grinding My Teeth”

Jury Selection: Ahmaud Arbery Case

25 October 2021 Ahmaud Arbery Case: Jury Selecti One of the most infuriating parts of trying to cover the trial of the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery is that individual questioning of the jurors is shielded from the public. When each panel of 20 potential jurors is called before the court, lawyers ask generalContinue reading “Jury Selection: Ahmaud Arbery Case”

Ahmaud Arbery Case: Jury Selection

Ahmaud Arbery Case, Day Five, 10/22/21 Friday Morning Reflections: Jury Selection Few people seem concerned with the private questioning, away from public scrutiny, that is going on in the trial of the men who abducted and shot Ahmaud Arbery.  I think more people should be concerned. Trials are public for a reason.  Trials are publicContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery Case: Jury Selection”

Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection

Brunswick, Georgia Wednesday, 10/20/21 Already, on day three, I have a lot of questions about the way in which the Ahmaud Arbery case is being tried.    If my understanding is correct, no members of the public are allowed to attend the trial.  Only people involved with the case are allowed in the courtroom.  ThisContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection”

Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection

Ahmaud Arbery Case: Day 2 Blog #6 Jury Selection It was reported that the Court in Brunswick, Georgia was going to go into the night selecting jurors, but instead the court stopped jury selection around 6 PM.  Today, jury selection continues with general questioning by the Prosecutor, Dunikoski.  Dunikoski and the other prosecutors on theContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection”

Jury Selection: Ahmaud Arbery Case

Ahmaud Arbery Blog #5, Monday 18 October 2021 Approximately 1,000 people were called for jury duty in the Ahmaud Arbery case in Brunswick, Georgia.  Roughly 600 of them showed up on Monday when jury selection began. During the first part of the day, the judge considered objections to juror questions.  The judge increased the numberContinue reading “Jury Selection: Ahmaud Arbery Case”

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”