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Friday, January 07, 2022

The three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced.

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The verdict is:
Travis McMichael:
Felony murder - Life without possiblity of parole
aggrevated assault - 20 years
attempted false imprisonment - 5 years.
Total Sentence: Life plus 20 years.

Greg McMichael
Felony murder - Life without the possibility of parole
aggrevated assault - 20 years
Plus...
Total Sentence: Life plus 20 years.

Ronnie Brown:
Life with the possibility of Parole.
Total Sentence: Life with the possibility of Parole.

#1 | Posted by YAV at 2022-01-07 03:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry for typos and getting names not 100% correct as I was typing while listening to the verdict.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2022-01-07 03:11 PM | Reply

For instance:
It is 'Roddie' Bryan, not Ronnie Brown.
{uh}

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2022-01-07 03:12 PM | Reply

I do not support the death penalty. But if these "men" happen to meet an untimely demise in prison, i will not exactly be upset.

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2022-01-07 03:39 PM | Reply

Three less white super-predators on the street.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-07 04:00 PM | Reply

To this day all three probably feel they behaved justifiably. To be white in conservative suburban America.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-01-07 04:40 PM | Reply

Now they can hang with peers who share their racial philosophy without Liberals mocking their swastika's.I wish them much happiness in their new home.

#7 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-01-07 04:54 PM | Reply

I hear the Aryans have a strong following in prison... they should get fit-in in no time then the state can pay to house them, feed them and maintain their health.

All because a black man jogged through their neighborhood.... I think they just might be feeling really stupid about now.

#8 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2022-01-07 05:26 PM | Reply

Hmmm. Ex-law enforcement guy going to the pokey for a long time, for his part in killing a black man. I see a new husband or two in his future...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2022-01-07 05:38 PM | Reply

Fair a sentencing as you'll get. And, still, got to wonder if Bryan regrets producing that video of Aubrey's murder. Without that in evidence, perhaps a quite different outcome.

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-01-07 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis

Yes.

The voluntary release of the video was absolutely bizarre.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-01-07 06:16 PM | Reply

#10 The entitlement these guys had is off the scale, which ironically enabled them to be punished.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2022-01-07 07:22 PM | Reply

The family of Ahmaud Arbery rejected a plea deal in the federal civil rights case of two of the men convicted of shooting and killing Arbery while he was jogging in a Brunswick, Georgia, neighborhood in February 2020, the family's attorney said.

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice approached Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, about a plea deal that would have Travis McMichael, 35, and his father Gregory McMichael, 66, spend 30 years in prison if they admit that what they did was motivated by hate, according to Arbery family lawyer Lee Merritt.

Cooper-Jones told "CBS Mornings" she rejected the deal because she wants the men to stand trial in court for those charges.

"I think that the federal charges are just as important as the state charges and I think that they need to stand trial for those charges as well," Cooper-Jones said.

Both McMicheals along with neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of state murder charges in November. All three men will be sentenced for those charges on Friday

Along with the state charges, the three are being charged with federal hate crimes that accuse the defendants of using force and threats of force to intimidate and interfere with Arbery's right to use a public street because of his race.

Merritt says he believes that the offered plea deal shows how "shocked" the McMichaels were at the outcome of the case.
www.cbsnews.com

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-01-07 09:18 PM | Reply

This seems to be an appropriate outcome for the crime committed.

But I gotta ask, if it were not for that video, what would the outcome have been?

Is the ubiquity of smartphone video the new challenge that white supremacists now face?


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-07 10:01 PM | Reply

The voluntary release of the video was absolutely bizarre.
#11 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD

Sure was.
The DA wasn't even going to charge them.
Now they're spending life in prison.

It doesn't add up.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-07 10:05 PM | Reply

@#15 ... It doesn't add up. ...

Agreed.


#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-07 10:21 PM | Reply

@#15 ... It doesn't add up. ..

But lots of things don't add up in the South when it comes to justice.

For example...

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police
apnews.com

https://apnews.com/article/police-beatings-louisiana-video-91168d2848b10df739d73cc35b0c02f8
https://www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2021/11/23/white-supremacists-operate-fl-prisons-impunity


#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-07 10:26 PM | Reply



@#15 ... It doesn't add up. ..

But lots of things don't add up in the South when it comes to justice.

For example...

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police
apnews.com

Guards tout white supremacy in Florida's prisons
https://www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2021/11/23/white-supremacists-operate-fl-prisons-impunity


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-07 10:28 PM | Reply

@#17

Oops.

My bad.

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-07 10:29 PM | Reply

"I think that the federal charges are just as important as the state charges and I think that they need to stand trial for those charges as well," Cooper-Jones said.

I think it a smart move to continue with the federal trial because evidence suppressed in the state trial can be admitted in the federal trial that shows what racist pieces of s..t these guys were.

Finally, why did Roddie Bryan consent to have his trial with the McMichaels? It seems like his attorney should have been arguing for a separate trial as did the cops in the Derek Chauvin trial.

#20 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-01-08 06:22 AM | Reply

Joe,

"I do not support the death penalty."

I don't "support" the death penalty either.

But I don't object to it.

Not like I want to see people killed.

#21 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-01-08 10:11 AM | Reply

"Finally, why did Roddie Bryan consent to have his trial with the McMichaels?"

He didn't consent. The judge ordered all 3 to be tried together.

#22 | Posted by ScottE at 2022-01-08 12:13 PM | Reply

These verdicts don't make sense. I've been told that white people are allowed to mow down black people with impunity in this irredeemably racist country.

#23 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-01-08 03:07 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Don't worry.

Your buddies will be treated like heroes in prison.

Maybe you can sign up for conjugal visits.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-01-08 03:10 PM | Reply

I don't "support" the death penalty either.
But I don't object to it.
Not like I want to see people killed.
#21 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Those who do nothing while witnessing injustice and wrong-doing do worse than those who commit acts of injustice. The privileged have a responsibility to do what they know is right. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

-MLK

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-01-08 03:14 PM | Reply

These verdicts don't make sense. I've been told that white people are allowed to mow down black people with impunity in this irredeemably racist country.

#23 | Posted by BellRinger

If it weren't caught on video, they would have been. It would have been "This black man attacked us and we had to defend ourselves!" and the jury would have bought it.

Do you think most cases like this get caught on video?

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-01-08 03:19 PM | Reply

Clown,

"Those who do nothing while witnessing injustice and wrong-doing do worse than those who commit acts of injustice."

So are you agreeing with me?

Frankly...capital punishment IS justice in some situations.

I wouldn't suggest these 3 men should be executed.

But I wouldn't be opposed to it if the courts made that decision.

#27 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-01-08 07:23 PM | Reply

3 men on Calvary.

#28 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-01-08 07:48 PM | Reply

Just do it.

#29 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-01-09 01:40 AM | Reply

I wouldn't suggest these 3 men should be executed.

Two of them essentially have, it will just take a long time.

#30 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-01-09 02:10 AM | Reply

Redial,

I don't know a great deal about prison life but I wouldn't want to be there after lynching someone.

#31 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-01-09 03:37 PM | Reply

Well don't let your ------- friend record it.

#32 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-01-09 03:55 PM | Reply

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