A protestor holds up a sign at a protest.
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Friday on Political Rewind: Guest host Tamar Hallerman led discussion on the trial of the three men charged with murder in the shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

Nationwide attention has turned to Brunswick, Ga., this week as the trial began. Attorneys have spent the past couple days questioning a long list of potential jurors about their views on the case. With the first week of the trial almost done, there are still plenty of jurors to go through and major questions remain about the search for jurors who have not already made up their minds.

There are also questions about what the verdict will mean as the country continues to grapple with the United States’ torrid history with race and justice.


Asia Simone Burns — Crime reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fred Smith — Constitutional law professor, Emory University

The Rev. James “Major” Woodall — Public policy associate, Southern Center for Human Rights and former state president, Georgia NAACP