It Astounds and Depresses Me: Ahmaud Arbery

I have spent two weeks watching every minute of the trial of the men who hunted down Ahmaud Arbery and killed him in the street. I am reminded of something my mother said about the O.J. Simpson trial.  After watching for a week or so, she phoned me and said: “I think they should putContinue reading “It Astounds and Depresses Me: Ahmaud Arbery”

The Damn Victim: Ahmaud Arbery Case

What happened in Satilla Shores in late 2019 and 2020, was what sociologists call a “moral panic.”  Neighbors in an almost exclusively white neighborhood started exchanging stories of supposedly stolen property, break ins.  They posted these stories on the internet, specifically on a website that was a neighborhood sharing site. They were drawn in andContinue reading “The Damn Victim: Ahmaud Arbery Case”

Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection Notes

Defense attorneys wanted to prevent the media from having access to the answers of potential jurors during the jury selection process. Since members of the public not involved in the case are not allowed in the courtroom, this essentially would prevent the public from knowing about the jury selection process. The judge “compromised” by allowingContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: Jury Selection Notes”

GEORGIA KILLING: Aubrey

This is a video of the cars parked along HWY 17 in Brunswick , Georgia.  These brave people gathered to protest the government inaction in the case of the killing of Ahmaud Aubrey.  These people gathered in front of the house of Gregory McMichael who along with his son armed himself and pursued Aubrey throughContinue reading “GEORGIA KILLING: Aubrey”