11:30 PM On Twitter @cjjohns1951 SUNDAY 3 APRIL 2022 MSNBC Mass civilian casualties reported in Ukraine.  Toomas Ilves, former president of the Republic of Estonia.  This is the first time anyone has used the threat of nuclear weapons for conquest.  It is an excuse to say we can’t intervene without courting nuclear war.  The RussiansContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE”


FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2022 KYIV INDEPENDENT Foreign volunteers fight Russia in Irpin. Zelensky created the International Legion in late February as a way to organize the influx of foreign volunteers. The mayor of Kyiv advised residents not to return for now. Ukraine is having to cut government programs to cover military expenses. Russian aircraft haveContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE”


UKRAINE NOTES: 6:30 PM POLITICS Joe (“stunningly superficial”) Scarborough is joining the other Republicans in calling for a cessation of regulations on the fossil fuel industry so we can establish “energy independence.”  Fox News has been pumping this line today. Additionally in FOX, the “expert” called Putin a “communist.”  I. Just. Can’t. Zelensky wanted toContinue reading “UPDATE: UKRAINE”

Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 There was a verdict in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men who hunted down and shot Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia.  The three men were convicted of all charges.  This trial followed a state trial where the men were convicted of murdering Arbery.  Neither trial would have takenContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother”

Federal Hate Crimes Trial: Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Blog Draft: News The federal hate crimes trial of the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery began in Georgia today.  This trial would never have come about had it not been for the courage of Arbery’s mother.  She first demanded that the case be taken out of the hands of local officials in Glynn County, GeorgiaContinue reading “Federal Hate Crimes Trial: Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery”

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…”


“A moral panic is a widespread fear, most often an irrational one, that someone or something is a threat to the values, safety, and interests of a community or society at large….Moral panics are often centered around people who are marginalized in society due to their race or ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, or religion. AsContinue reading “AHMAUD ARBERY: MORAL PANIC”


I watched every minute of the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.  It was a weekday afternoon and the Medical Examiner took the stand.  I was tired, everybody seemed tired.  The Medical Examiner was not the most riveting witness.  He had retired and then decided he wanted to go back to work, soContinue reading “RACISM AND AHMAUD ARBERY.”

Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery

Citizen’s Arrest Law The Glynn County Police Department initially made no arrests in the Arbery case.  Watching the body cam videos of the officers who arrived on the scene, several things are notable. The officers never once thought they were in danger from the three men who had just hunted down another man and killedContinue reading “Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery”

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”