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”

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 “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”

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”


News Rundown The BBC is reporting that women staging a protest in Afghanistan were met with pepper spray by the authorities. They were demanding the right to work.  Taliban leaders have said that women will not be given senior roles in the new government (BBC 9/4/1). Fighting is still going on in the Panjshir ValleyContinue reading “NEWS RUNDOWN: WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMER 2021”

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.” 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.””

further notes about protests in colombia

BBC: •       The UN human rights office has accused Colombia’s security forces of using excessive force against protesters •       They are particularly concerned about events in Cali on Monday, where police fired on protesters. •       The government had argued that new taxes were necessary to mitigate Colombia’s economic crisis.  •       The “reform” would haveContinue reading “further notes about protests in colombia”


News Roundup Police On the internet: Video after video of police officers behaving abusively, escalating situations, cursing at people, threatening them, intimidating them, killing them, all over the country.  CNN has an expert on to explain that our brains work differently when we’re under stress.  The “stress professor” and the Vanderbilt guy both agreed thatContinue reading “MORNING NEWS RUNDOWN”

ESSENTIAL READING: Eli Mystal and the Chauvin trial

If you don’t do anything else today, read this article about the legal underpinnings of the Chauvin trial.