Ahmaud Arbery is being honored by his hometown after stiff sentences for hate crimes against the white men who chased and killed him. Dozens of people joined Arbery's family on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Brunswick city officials unveiled signs designating a 2.7-mile roadway as Honorary Ahmaud Arbery Street.
The white father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting after they chased him through a Georgia neighborhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, on Monday in Brunswick. Neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded cellphone video of the slaying, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
A federal judge has postponed sentencing for the white men convicted of hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery until Aug. 8. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan each face possible life sentences after being convicted of hate crimes in February.
In a 20-page motion filed in Glynn County Superior Court on Wednesday, Jackie Johnson’s lawyers asked for the two charges brought by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr against her to be dropped, calling the accusations “wholly specious, unjust” and “an impermissible, politically motivated ‘hit job.'” It claims that within 3 hours of Ahmaud Arbery’s death that Glynn County police decided not to charge the men involved.
The Black man who served as foreman of the jury that returned hate crime convictions against the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery says he believes the verdicts show no one is above the law.
A jury in Brunswick, Ga., found defendants Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan guilty of hate crimes in the 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
A jury in Georgia has been sent to begin deliberating federal hate crime charges the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery. A U.S. District Court judge hand the case to jurors Monday afternoon following dueling legal arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Prosecutors relied heavily on racist evidence from cell phones and testimony from acquaintances, but the defense called only one witness.
The defense attorneys insisted the three men's pursuit of the 25-year-old was prompted by "honest, though erroneous, suspicion that he committed crimes" and not because of his race.
Some potential jurors in the upcoming federal trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery are questioning whether crimes should be treated differently if they're motivated by race. Several people summoned to court Tuesday on the second day of jury selection said they believe issues with racism in America are overblown and that crimes should be punished based on actions, not racial motivation.
Friday on Political Rewind: The three men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were set to be sentenced today in a Brunswick courtroom. All three face a mandatory 30 years in prison, but we asked: will any of them be given a chance of parole? The tragic deaths last year of Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and other African Americans accelerated demands for racial and social justice … and gave new legitimacy to the Black Lives Matter movement. In Glynn County, a new organization came to life to push for change in a county long seen as hostile to its Black residents. But how much progress has been made in achieving these goals? We asked our panel.
On this week's Georgia Today podcast, we explore the emotional toll surrounding the Brunswick trial of the three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery. During the trial, says Larry Hobbs from the Brunswick News, "Marcus Arbery and Wanda Cooper-Jones were the faces of courage — to see these images of their son over and over again, to hear what the defense said about their son — this was a grueling episode for them." After the guilty verdicts in the long-awaited trial, where do Brunswick and Glynn County go from here?
Friday on Political Rewind: A verdict in a trial from a small town in Georgia gripped the nation. Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan were found guilty of murder charges on Wednesday. However, questions linger about what the case means for racial justice in the United States.
Monday on Political Rewind: Self-defense was a key argument in the pursuit of acquittal in Kenosha, Wisc., in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Meanwhile in Georgia, defense lawyers in the trial of Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan" also claimed self-defense as closing arguments unfolded on Monday.
Tuesday on Political Rewind, defense lawyer Kevin Gough called for another Black pastor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, to be removed from the Brunswick, Ga., courtroom in the trial of the three white men charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man.