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Friday, May 08, 2020

Georgia authorities announced on Thursday evening that the two white men who chased and then shot to death Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, had been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying, days after graphic footage of the February encounter went viral. The authorities said the men, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were each charged with murder and aggravated assault and booked into a jail in coastal Glynn County, Ga., where the killing took place.

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They were only arrested because of the social pressure stemming from social media.

If this was before cell phone videos, these good old boy racists would be walking free.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-08 08:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

wHAT? These upstanding white citizens can't just shoot any jogger who happens to be black? OMG! This country is going to hell!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-08 08:27 AM | Reply

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You're correct.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2020-05-08 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Better late than never.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-08 10:12 AM | Reply

The officials who declined to charge or make a grand jury referral in this case until video evidence emerged should be investigated for covering up a murder.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-08 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

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It is incredible that it took this long.

But this is Trumplandia.

The rule of law and equal justice under the law does not mean what it meant just 3 short years ago.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-08 10:31 AM | Reply

This story MAY have levels most don't yet understand.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-08 12:41 PM | Reply

#5. It's Georgia. It's still the 1850's down their racially.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-08 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But this is Trumplandia.
The rule of law and equal justice under the law does not mean what it meant just 3 short years ago.

#6 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

That's dishonest to put it lightly. About as dishonest as blaming Obama for all the racially motivated murders when he was president.

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-05-08 03:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I wonder why they just didn't take pictures of him and call the cops? Give the cops the photo and let them do their job. Never confront somebody unless they are an imminent threat. Even if this guy was stealing from the construction site it doesn't require armed citizens going after him.

#10 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-05-08 03:43 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds

Sometimes you're just dumb as a bag of hammers.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-08 05:13 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

One of the suspects is an ex-cop.

Sense of entitlement with a tinge of racism leads to catastrophic decision making.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-08 05:44 PM | Reply

I live here in Glynn county.
Think you're upset now.
Wait until you see the all white jury.

#13 | Posted by Docman at 2020-05-08 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Wait until you see the all white jury."

I don't think anybody has any illusions about that.

#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-05-08 06:44 PM | Reply

Even if these 2 lumps of feces are convicted, Orange Adolf will pardon them as he leaves office. Hoping some jailhouse justice happens to these 2 of convicted before that happens. I hear ex-cops don't do very well in prison.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-05-08 08:42 PM | Reply

I hear ex-cops don't do very well in prison.
#15 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

Partially why the DAs are so willing to protect them. Cops know this, influencing them to do shady stuff to support what the DA wants: convictions.

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-08 08:51 PM | Reply

Obviously, these good old boys couldn't find a rope when they needed one. FAS and in-breeding is a bad combo, y'all.

#17 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-09 12:09 PM | Reply

"Even if these 2 lumps of feces are convicted, Orange Adolf will pardon them as he leaves office."

I don't think he can pardon people convicted in state courts. I don't really expect a conviction though basically for the same reasons DOCMAN mentions. If there aren't convictions then I hope "accidents" happen to both of those murderers

Hell, I'm still hoping for an "accident" to happen to George Zimmerman.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-09 02:15 PM | Reply

#10 BYRDMAN

I had thought that the presence of loaded shotguns would have made that obvious, let alone parking in the middle of a street, pointing them at innocent bystanders..

Travis wanted to do dad proud and so violently murdered in cold blood. I would presume all ex-police to be equally dangerously armed and probably violent bigots.

Did the McMichael's even live in that neighborhood? Ahmaud did, but they must not have recognized him. Not very thorough for "police", imo.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-09 06:03 PM | Reply

"...but they must not have recognized him."

They knew exactly who he was. In fact, the father had been an investigator in Arbery's prior shoplifting conviction.

#20 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-09 10:18 PM | Reply

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