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The litmus test for racial justice against the white killers of the 25-year-old black Georgian Ahmaud Arbery is currently underway in Brunswick in the southeastern state.

Today, the jury was shown a video of Arbery walking around an empty property during a previous visit to the predominantly white neighborhood of southern Georgia, where he was later shot to death after being chased by three white men who are now on trial for murder. .

Defendants Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, have pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated assault and false detention. They face life imprisonment if convicted of murder.

The trial is in its second week of hearing subjects and evidence in a much-followed case widely regarded as a test for the state of racial justice in the United States, although it was initiated with a jury of 11 white members and one black member, largely disproportionate to the county’s demographics.

Meanwhile, after the New York politician and civil rights activist Al Sharpton he intruduced himself, apparently there was some protest from the defense …

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A defense attorney for the men accused of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is currently objecting to Al Sharpton’s presence in the courtroom, saying it is intimidating. “We don’t want black shepherds here anymore,” he just said.


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Speaking outside the Glynn County Courthouse at the start of the trial, Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, he said he found the final jury’s racial makeup “devastating” but was confident that the jury would “make the right decision”.

The defendants claimed they thought Arbery It might have been fleeing a crime, rather than doing one of his regular runs in the area, and tried to arrest a citizen when he ran through Satilla Shores, a suburb of the small coastal town of Brunswick in southeastern Georgia, in February 2020.

The man who owned the house under construction where Arbery was seen on surveillance tape wandering, Larry English, said he called 911 – but he had also called 911 earlier when a white couple was caught on tape. similarly intruding on the property.

English also said, via a lawyer, that he later concluded that Arbery had stopped at a tap on his property for a sip of water.

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