The trial of Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. continues in Glynn County, Georgia. The men are charged with malice and felony murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man fatally shot while out for a jog on February 23, 2020. The trial began on October 18.
An attorney for one of the men accused of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery objected to Rev. Sharpton’s presence in the courtroom, saying it could intimidate the jury.
An attorney for one of three white men standing trial in the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia says he doesn’t want “any more Black pastors” in the courtroom. Kevin Gough made the comment a day after the Rev. Al Sharpton sat in back of the courtroom.
What people are saying?
David_M_W I think he’s worried that the White jurors might see a Black pastor in the courtroom and lose their nerve and actually give a just verdict rather than the racist verdict he wants them to give.
D-Web Well, given that he packed the jury with white jurors, Gough has no standing to complain about Black pastors in the courtroom supporting the victim’s family.