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Thankful for justice!

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u/TooSmalley 14d ago edited 14d ago

Their defense lawyer was shit too. You could hear the jury audibly gasp when one of her closing lines was.

"Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails,"

Not a good sign when the jury audibly gasps at what you just said.

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u/yuffieisathief 14d ago edited 13d ago

What does that even mean? How would that fit in to any legal argument?

Edit: thanks for all the interesting replies, I fully understand it's blatant racisme folks. It's just insane to me these things can be said in court, as an argument for why someone got murdered non the freaking less. ARGH!

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u/KillNyetheSilenceGuy 14d ago

Their claim is that dressed like that (and with those toenails I guess?) he couldn't possibly have been jogging and this must have been there burglarizing the nearby construction site therefore running him down and shooting him with a shotgun were both very legal and very cool. If that doesn't make any sense to you, it's because your aren't an inbred racist shitbag.

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u/History-Fan4323 13d ago

He was asking for it. In cases of legitimate murder, clean toenails have a way of shutting that down. /s

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u/SnooDrawings3621 13d ago

This is why I don't let anyone near my toes. At a glance they seem well trimmed and clean, but a nice long whiff reveals me as nothing but a filthy criminal.

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u/steboy 13d ago

I think it was meant to be a trope harkening back to the days of runaway slaves.

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u/SoundlessSteelBlue 13d ago

It’s such a sad attempt, too. -I- jog in cargo shorts. They work just fine for it.

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u/JackAceHole 13d ago

Their argument was that he couldn't possibly be jogging...but cargo shorts and sandals are the proper attire for burglary?

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u/PPvsFC_ 13d ago

Also, leaving without anything is the proper and expected result of a "burglary."

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u/Roland_Traveler 13d ago

It was a warmup round. If those brave citizens hadn’t stopped him, I bet he would have returned with cargo shorts with three times (!) the amount of pockets! Just imagine what he could have taken then!

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u/neslo024 13d ago

All those extra pockets are have to be good for something.

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u/beattusthymeatus 13d ago edited 13d ago

Yeah I hate jogging in normal work out shorts because I like having my wallet and phone on me while I run and I don't like using arm bands. The lack of socks is a little weird but absolutely not anything to get shot over.

Edit: I have been informed that tons of people don't wear socks when they run thats pretty cool I think my feet are just sensitive because I get super uncomfortable if I wear shoes without socks. To each their own though.

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u/RafaNoIkioi 13d ago

I know people that practice parkour bearfoot. Some people just don't wear shoes doing outside activities.

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u/cryptic-coyote 13d ago

The concept of trying to rationalize a murder with "he was wearing cargo shorts and his feet were ugly!" Is so goddamn hilarious to me. The context is incredibly sad, but that statement removed from everything else is amazing

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u/Bite_my_shiney 13d ago

Christ wore sandals, so there is precedent for the murder...

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u/youdoitimbusy 13d ago

If your defense is contingent on victim blaming, you're in for a difficult time. I'd gamble on trying to humanize the defendant before I chose that route.

You pick apart the credibility of living witnesses, not dead victims.

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u/kahjan_a_bard 13d ago

Hey man, don't lump inbreds in with racists. My daughter raised me and my dad to love everyone, especially each other.

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u/Not-Today-Satan666 13d ago

I laughed too hard at this.

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u/FblthpLives 14d ago

"He was a dirty black man, therefore my clients are innocent."

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u/yuffieisathief 14d ago

It makes me so mad and sad that up till recently that apparently could have worked as a lawyer . I'm from the Netherlands and I'm not saying our justice system doesn't have its flaws, but the justice system in America and the deeply rooted racisme sometimes still caughts me off guard

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u/RenegonParagade 13d ago

Want to feel even worse about America's justice system? A district attorney, after viewing the video, suggested that no charges be brought against the men. They were only charged because of national outcry after the video of the murder, that they recorded, was released BY THEIR OWN ATTORNEY, because the attorney thought it would help their case

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u/bbooth76 13d ago

Bro I’m American and it still catches me off guard. It’s deeply fucked

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u/FblthpLives 14d ago

As a Swede currently living in the United States, I agree and it is absolutely horrible to witness. It is changing, but slowly, and in the process the U.S. is becoming polarized. The racists have become much more open and much more brazen. I think they will lose eventually, but it is going to remain ugly for quite some time.

P.S. I am actually half-Dutch, as my mother is from the Netherlands, but she emigrated to Sweden when she was 18.

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u/ThrowACephalopod 14d ago

The generous version of thisargumentt is that since he had long toenails, he obviously wasn't a regular jogger since having long toenails can sometimes hurt if you're running a lot. So he obviously was only running because he was fleeing a crime, like the killers suggested he was.

The less charitable version of this argument was that they were hoping the jury had some racists on it and they'd get a hung jury if a few racists held out on convicting, so they were trying to pander to that.

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u/ParsnipPizza2 14d ago

I'm not understanding the logic of "he might not have run a LOT, so he couldn't have been on a run." Like, there are SO many gradients between "Never active" and "gym rat". You tell me a guy went for a run with long toenails and improper clothes, I hear "that guy was trying to get started."

I'm leaning towards the "appeal to racists" explanation because the generous version doesn't make sense.

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u/GovChristiesFupa 14d ago

because a lot of racist people genuinely think black people dont live normal lives. it always comes back to the stereotype. To them a black person life doesnt involve family, hobbies, jobs, etc. In their mind, black guys' lives revolve solely around committing crimes and getting high

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u/BarriBlue 14d ago

I'm not understanding the logic

Good, you shouldn’t. That’s the point lol. Didn’t work. They were convicted.

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u/HyzerFlip 14d ago

They literally changed the narrative every time nobody believed their bullshit. They kept saying he lived further and further away. Then thru said he was wearing boots. Then he had a hammer.

Like these murderers were seeing his toenails become murdering him anyway or some shit.

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u/snobord 14d ago

You paint him as not a runner looking for exercise because he's got long toe nails you have a better chance at painting him as a guy up to no good, not a guy exercising. You throw in that his nails were dirty to remind the racists that he's supposed to be a dirty black guy you don't care about.

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u/thatHecklerOverThere 14d ago

Well, it sure used to. Gosh, what are times coming to where racist dogwhistles don't give you an automatic free pass on murder?

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u/Jaihoag 13d ago

I mean a judge recently gave a guy that sexually assaulted 4 teens probation because “he prayed about it” and god told him that incarceration wasn’t necessary and the victims didn’t face any psychological suffering from the event…

Crazy things happen in court. Our justice system is terrifying.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/judge-sentences-admitted-rapist-probation-prison-time/story?id=81264495

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u/elelelreddit 13d ago

It was just a little bit of rape, so his god was cool with it. /s

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u/Jaihoag 13d ago

He just has such a bright future we wouldn’t wanna ruin it just because of some lousy rape. We’ve all made mistakes right. I mean just today for example I burnt a pizza in the oven.

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u/mjk1093 13d ago

Mandatory minimums can be discriminatory but they also exist to stop stuff like this.

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u/newtoreddir 14d ago

They can’t just say “he was Black” so they need to throw a bunch of other code words in.

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u/TwiceCookedPorkins 13d ago

Just straight up, unhinged racism. She should be disciplined for that shit.

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u/cmdrsamuelvimes 14d ago

He had bad foot hygiene?? Fuck well that turns this case upside down!

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u/DogVacuum 13d ago

Defense - Your honor, he doesn’t even wash his feet in the shower. He just keep saying “the soap gets them”

Judge - The soap DOES get them. Your client is guilty.

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u/wellsnp 14d ago

Their lawyers were hoping to get a holdout racist juror for a hung jury, but forgot to factor Thanksgiving into the equation.

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u/BoredCatalan 14d ago edited 14d ago

What does Thanksgiving change?

That they want to go home?

Not American, confused

Edit: Got answered, thanks guys, no need to give more.

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u/Ferbtastic 14d ago

If they could not agree they would likely have been held overnight and miss thanksgiving.

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u/CCThreadsAreRacist 14d ago

I wish I would be held overnight 😔

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u/C0VID-2019 14d ago

Sup

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u/KevinFromIT6625 14d ago

Don't do it bro, dudes Covid

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u/Andromansis 14d ago

This is reddit, we're all vaccinated.

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u/Chri5p 14d ago

/r/conservative has entered the chat

Y'all mean 5G Lib'ral Soscialist Comunist Marksist indoctornatedist vacsinadist.

#PuréeBlood #'merica #LazGoBrandy or some shit...

Obvious and obligatory "/S!" all y'all

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u/BigToober69 14d ago

Hey I'm vaccinated but I still don't want to be held by covid all night.

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u/KillNyetheSilenceGuy 14d ago

Jury could be sequestered, meaning they'd have to stay together and isolated from the outside until they reach a verdict. Nobody was willing to give up their holiday to keep these shitheads out of prison.

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u/dickdackduck 13d ago

It would be interesting to do a meta analysis to see if there’s an upswing in court cases being finished right before major holidays

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u/Baelish2016 13d ago

It's common enough that it's pretty rare to see a jury trial go if it's within a week of a major holiday in the US.

Well, that, and lawyers and judges like holiday vacations too.

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u/mgt-kuradal 14d ago

Yes, exactly. The jury isn't allowed to go home or have outside contact until a verdict is reached.

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u/SummerLover69 14d ago

I don’t believe that jury was sequestered so they could go home, just can’t discuss the case. Sequestration is a rare occurrence. I still think they probably wanted it over and done by the holiday.

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u/mgt-kuradal 14d ago edited 14d ago

My understanding was sequestration is reserved for highly public or controversial cases such as this one. Granted, I don’t actually know if this jury was, just kind of assume they would be.

I agree though they just wanted to get it over with. Personally I don’t think there was much to discuss considering the video evidence.

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u/nicksinai 14d ago edited 13d ago

What’s thanksgiving got to do with it?

edit: b/c the jury doesn’t want to drag out the trial and miss TG. Thanks y’all.

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u/Gmtom 14d ago

Jury wanted to go home instead of dragging it out and missing thanksgiving?

thats my guess.

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u/dr-dog69 14d ago

They want to get this shit over with and go home

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u/Clay_Statue 14d ago

Turkey > Ideological Racism

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u/Crabjock 14d ago

Fun Fact: This is exactly where the slang term "Jive Turkey" came from. An unreliable juror/jury making choices simply out of convenience. Coined in 1968 after an all-white jury, anxious to get home for Thanksgiving, found the defendant Wade Franklin guilty of murder. Almost 7 months later, new evidence came to light and Wade was set free. To a reporter who asked him; "Why do you think this happened?" He responded, "Just a bunch of jiving and turkey". It caught on, and "jive turkey" was used throughout the 70s to describe people who were dishonest and foolish. Another good example of a "Jive Turkey" is me, being that I made all that shit up.

Happy Thanksgiving folks. Keep those you love close.

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u/decompressaccount 14d ago

You mother fucker

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u/CompSciHS 14d ago

Reddit is a Jive Turkey.

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u/Expired_insecticide 14d ago

About halfway through this comment I had to look and your username and make sure it wasn't u/shittymorph.

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u/KevinJD 14d ago

I've watched this whole trial on court tv while working from home.

I had to rewind that part 3 times when she said it. I was sure that wasn't what i heard. It made no sense.

Can't believe she casually threw that in.

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u/BernieTheDachshund 14d ago

Sounds like she's got her own set of disturbing beliefs.

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u/the_spookiest_ 14d ago

That, my friend, is what we call grasping at straws to make up an argument

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u/SirProtein 14d ago

Even if, hypothetically, he was stealing - has the little tidbit that you can't practice vigilantism with no evidence and people shouldn't die over theft just been forgotten?

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u/FCKWPN 14d ago

Too many people have this weird masturbatory fantasy where they get to kill someone over a property crime while completely ignoring the burden of self-defense.

Or just the first part plus some racism.

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u/Dunjee 14d ago

Exactly. My dad was one of them. There was a string of licence plate thefts in our town once and his exact words were, I can't wait to see one of those fuckers trying to steal mine. I'll put a god damn bullet in their head

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u/DrProfessional77 13d ago

Sadly I think we might have relatives in common

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u/LoveHotelCondom 13d ago

Seriously. Every time someone starts that "If it were me!" rant, I just want to ask "If it were you, what the fuck would you do you god-damned psychopath?"

Luckily, most of it is just chest thumping and a bizarre power fantasy.

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u/WillyPete 13d ago

Most states don't permit lethal force for property crimes either.

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u/Exciting_Patient4872 13d ago

People must be living in a constant state of anger and anticipation waiting for their moment.

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u/throwawayabanotabba 13d ago

It manifests as anger, but it's fear actually. They're fearful, little cowards, and that's why they feel like they need a gun.

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u/beautnight 14d ago

What does that even mean? Was he running in flip flops?

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u/TAU_equals_2PI 14d ago

I read they were arguing that it's proof Arbery wasn't actually a jogger, because long toenails are apparently painful if you jog. The defense was claiming Arbery wasn't out jogging, he was trying to steal tools from a house under construction.

(I can't confirm that was the reason the defense brought up the toenails, but that's the explanation I read.)

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u/hailey_nicolee 14d ago

what a moronic defense lmaooo

bc he was jogging with long toenails the defendants can reasonably assume he was going to commit crime and thought that the best course of action was to check notes fucking murder him???

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u/Jwast 14d ago

I feel like I might be stereotyping here but looking at the three men involved I'm pretty confident that none of them knew that long toe nails could cause discomfort while jogging.

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u/jeremybeadlesfingers 14d ago edited 13d ago

Yeh I was pretty surprised when I read that these fat slack jawed fucks chased Arbery down.

Then I read on and it transpires they were in a truck. All made sense after that.

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u/IWatchBadTV 14d ago

They were in two trucks. Strangers from two different households decided to chase him. I only bring this up because before the trial I thought they were working together.

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u/T3n4ci0us_G 14d ago

Roddie's attorney attempted to distance Roddie from the McMichaels, but they were friends.

They were from 2 different households and Roddie might have not been as obsessed as the other Yeehawdists, but he fucked around and found out, I reckon.

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u/QuarterIllustrious95 13d ago

Yeehawdists is quite frankly the best word I have ever seen to describe this type of subsection of human scum. Thank you.

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u/T3n4ci0us_G 13d ago

Also Potatriots, Vanilla ISIS...

(there are many...lol)

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u/luvcartel 14d ago

Even if he was stealing tools he shouldn’t be shot , crazy idea I know

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u/TheRealIosefka 14d ago

Also to point out for those that missed it, the company that owned the building under construction had cameras on the property the entire time, released all of the relevant CCTV footage, and he never stole anything, he repeatedly used the house to get a drink of water, they also pointed out that many other people visited the site in the same time frame, as far as I know none stole anything, and kids from the neighborhood were also playing on the property.

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u/Clay_Statue 14d ago

The punishment for stealing isn't public execution. We don't even execute child rapists. The whole "he was stealing tools so he deserved to die" is absolutely an argument that only a racist juror would accept.

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u/cornpuff1 14d ago

She was implying he wasn't a jogger because joggers take care of his feet. Plus she's a racist bitch.

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u/Clay_Statue 14d ago

To be fair racism was her clients only real defense.

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u/muishkin 14d ago

escaped slave narrative racist dog whistle

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u/jzielke71 14d ago

I just audibly gasped reading that quote. Jesus

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u/Spyhop 14d ago

I had to look up this video after reading this. Holy fuck! They really tried to paint Ahmaud as a criminal.

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u/rustyseapants 14d ago

"Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails," Laura Hogue told jurors.

https://www.kmov.com/news/defense-lawyer-prompts-outrage-for-bringing-up-ahmaud-arberys-toenails-in-closing-arguments/article_596a6733-0865-5045-a2b2-a75aab9e5d49.html

Tacit used: racist trope it wasn't successful.

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u/gentlemanjacklover 14d ago

Jesus Christ. Where do these people find these Trumpian lawyers???

How on earth did she think that would fly???

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u/Clay_Statue 14d ago

How on earth did she think that would fly???

Because it absolutely would have if the whole country wasn't watching this little backwater bumpkin bullshit play out on the national stage

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u/skrapp 14d ago

BINGO!

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u/Shamadruu 14d ago

There are always fascists looking to push for injustice

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u/lotusfairymoon 14d ago

Ahmaud deserves to be here and nothing will ever change that. But I'm glad these fuckers get to rot in jail.

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u/CITKat2009 14d ago

Right. His family gets done closure at least, and these idiots won't hurt anyone else.

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u/William_with_a_G 14d ago

Question: was this the case where the two fuckwads in Georgia shot a Man who was out running because they thought he was a terrorist?

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u/KillNyetheSilenceGuy 14d ago

They chased down and shot the guy because they thought he was burglarizing a construction site. Not their construction site mind you, they just saw a black guy running, assumed he stole something, and killed him

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u/Able-Opportunity-339 14d ago edited 14d ago

Loss of property definitely doesn't warrant loss of life anyway. It's not like the guy could fit a table saw in his shorts pocket even if he was trying to steal. People need to read up on 2A laws a bit more. Should teach the shit in schools like we did up until the 50s.

Edit: I know we didn't teach gun self defense and shit like that back then, but we sure did teach kids about firearms and how to handle them properly and definitely what to do when you happen upon a gun. Gun safety goes along with all this shit. People get a gun and think it came with a badge.

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u/WhatIsMyPasswordFam 14d ago

Would seriously go a long way in making us safer.

It's kind of remarkable the ignorance that surrounds the topic of 2A, self-defense, and firearms in general.

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u/Destro9799 14d ago

They thought he was cutting through a nearby construction site to steal stuff. Lots of other people cut through the site too, but the rest didn't get chased and gunned down. Shockingly, the other people who walked through it unmolested were all white, but I'm sure that's totally a coincidence.

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u/BadVladMY 14d ago

I'll never understand why they thought blasting him in the chest with a shotgun at close range was somehow justified, even if they did believe he stole something from a construction site. Apparently, racist minds work in weird ways...

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u/moosecatoe 14d ago

After a lifetime of hatred in their heads and hearts, they probably thought they were helping the community. And THATS what is disgusting.

They didn’t hate Ahmaud or what he was doing, they hated what he looked like. That’s why the McMichal’s truck that pinned him between the other truck had a confederate flag proudly displayed up front. One which suddenly disappeared before the trial and they tried to ban it from evidence. That shared hatred was why it was so easy for them to tell their friend “Get your gun!”

Imagine the FEAR. Running from these crazed men with a flag on the truck bumper that symbolizes their pride and HATE for you, pinning you between trucks “like a rat” (their words), then having a gun pointed at your chest.

The poor boy ran for his life for 5 minutes. All three of those “men” deserve life. In hell.

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u/induslol 14d ago edited 14d ago

The hate we're still plagued with is just a continuation of confederate ideologies that never got purged post civil war. Gross simplification of a very well documented fact but it's a cancer that has been spreading ever since.

It's tragic that as a nation we're still dealing with extremely stupid idologies that do nothing but hurt and hold us all back.

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u/CITKat2009 14d ago

Verdict came down a few minutes ago. Sentencing still pending. Glad they didn't get away with it!!

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u/catloaf_crunch 14d ago

All 3 facing life in prison. I hope they all get it, even though the two accomplices were acquitted of the highest charge.

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u/Lumber_Tycoon 14d ago

Life is the minimum for felony murder in georgia.

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u/jannyhammy 14d ago

But how long is life? Life till you die or life for a certain amount of years?

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u/eurtoast 14d ago edited 14d ago

Probably 25 years like most states. Old man will die behind bars, younger guy might come out.

Edit: ok I get it, the young guy pulled the trigger and is fucked. Stop blowing up my spot.

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u/jannyhammy 14d ago

I’m not American i just wasn’t sure what life meant in your country.

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u/heymrpostmanshutup 14d ago

I am american and tbh i wasnt sure either

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u/robgod50 14d ago

I've never understood the term "life" sentence that is 20 or 30 years or whatever

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u/Neyt8 14d ago

Generally, as I understand it, life comes with a minimum of say 25. So at 25 you’re eligible for parole. I think this varies from state to state but I could be wrong!

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u/DefinitelyNotAliens 14d ago

Life with parole means minimum of 10/15/20/25/30 years and after you hit your minimum time you go parole board and ask for parole. I'm really sorry, know I'm wrong please sir let me out.

The parole board approves or denies based on victim impact statements, family of victim statements, the prison records, the prisoner's demeanor/ admission of guilt or not, psych evals, etc. They can decide if you are safe to release or not.

If you are deemed reformed you go. If you are dangerous you can be kept for a time no less than twenty five but up to life. They may decide to release with conditions like no contact with victim's family, must check in with PO every two weeks, must pursue gainful employment, must not consume any alcohol or enter a bar, etc.

But it's up to life if you don't admit guilt/ show remorse/ start prison fights/ psychologists call you a cold, manipulative sociopath incapable of empathy. Are a psychopath who killed for fun and admits they did it to see a person die. Sick shit. Or are part of the Manson family, assassinated a presidential candidate type deal.

25 to life just means no less than twenty five, up to life.

Life without parole is 'you're buried under the jailhouse' level sentence.

The old guys are going to probably die in prison from old age even if they get 30 to life. The younger one is facing death penalty, if I'm reading sentencing rules correctly. The two older ones may get life without parole.

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u/infinitude 14d ago

Great breakdown. It’s complicated, but it does try to be of benefit to both the victim and the convicted.

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u/Antique_Tennis_2500 14d ago

Depends on the state. For example, in Minnesota you normally serve 2/3 of a felony sentence behind bars with the rest under supervised release(basically parole). Standard life sentences have a 30 year minimum, then you would be on supervised release for the rest of your life.

Federal life sentences have no parole.

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u/novaquasarsuper 14d ago

Younger guy can't come out. His is life with no parole since he caught the malice verdict. The other two have a mandatory 30. They'll all die in prison unless they win an appeal.

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u/WallabyInTraining 14d ago

Great news!

What's the verdict on the police department that only decided to arrest them after the media attention and public freakout?

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u/tesseract4 14d ago

The initial prosecutor who kept it quiet for months has been indicted, as well.

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u/dartheduardo 14d ago

And I will add, turned herself in in September and was let out on her own recognizance. She needs to be buried UNDER the jail these guys are put in. This was one of MANY instances where this DA cost people lives.

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u/PrestigiousAd3900 14d ago

50/50 chance she gets the Republican nomination in 2024.

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u/IceDuke749 14d ago

I was a little worried because of how long it was taking but I assume they wanted to make sure they dotted their “I’s” and crossed their “T’s”. Wasn’t sure if they would get the murder verdict.

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u/Shavasara 14d ago

Two prosecutors had to recuse themselves because the father used to be a cop and they had ties to each other. One even declared to the local police that it was “justifiable homicide”

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u/tesseract4 14d ago

They both advised the police against any arrests. It wasn't until the video leaked from police custody that the GBI got involved and took it away from the inbred yokels who were covering it up for the good ol boys.

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u/vadimr1234 14d ago

Now if they can also jail those that covered it up at first for like I don't know say 250 years each.

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u/atl-hadrins 14d ago

I can't remember who it was but there is at least one higher up that lost his/her job and is due in court soon.

Yep Found it DA Jackie Johnson.

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u/PrestigiousAd3900 14d ago

Remember when the Supreme Court declared that racism was over?

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u/PMMEYOURCOOLDRAWINGS 14d ago

As far as I’m concerned that’s accessory to murder.

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u/TacoNomad 14d ago

Roddy's lawyer leaked that video because he thought it helped their case. Even though, at that time, they'd not been arrested or charged.

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u/Gary-Fuckin-Oak 14d ago

Roddy’s lawyer is my favorite kind of stupid. Unintentionally self destructive.

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u/Mackheath1 14d ago

As I understand it the assholes released the video under the advice of the attorney. If they hadn't done it, they probably could base their whole story around just the 911 phone call.

(Correct me if I'm wrong)

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u/tesseract4 14d ago

There were a ton of indictments to get through. Each one has its own elements which must be proven. It's possible the jury were just being diligent. At least that was my hope. You never know with juries.

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u/TacoNomad 14d ago

It really only took them one day. That's pretty quick for a dozen charges each for three people.

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u/cunt_gunge 14d ago

Sounds like they would have if they hadn’t straight up filmed it themselves

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u/johnnycyberpunk 14d ago

they didn't get away with it

But they kinda did.

The local district attorney called it "justifiable homicide" and refused to arrest them. If there hadn't been video of the incident, they probably wouldn't have been charged.
If the video hadn't been leaked by the killers, Georgia Bureau of Investigations would not have been involved nor arrested them.

The entire criminal justice system was ready to let these scumbags go free, with a pat-on-the-back, until the rest of the United States got to see what had happened.

Arbery was labeled a criminal, his killers were labeled as "heroes", and that was going to be it.

Yes, they were convicted but it still doesn't feel like any kind of victory.

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u/Qwirk 14d ago

I agree but I think you mean that they almost got away with it.

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u/imooforyou 14d ago

Dang the photo of the son should be on Urban dictionary for the definition of 'mouth breather'

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u/gmomto3 14d ago

I’m old. When I was growing up, we referred to this expression as slack jawed. He’s an idiot through and through.

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u/Capt_JackSkellington 14d ago

Slack jawed yokel!

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u/Meeppppsm 14d ago

Most folk’ll never lose a toe, but then again some folk’ll.

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u/Tuono_999RL 14d ago

Like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel

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u/smokinJoeCalculus 14d ago

I can call my maw from up here!

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u/Entelion 14d ago

HEY MAW! GET OFF THE DANG ROOF!

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u/PrestigiousAd3900 14d ago

Look, Cletus! Cardyboard tubes! Now we's can have indoor plumbin' like the women's lockup!

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u/FormerLurker3 14d ago

Some folk’ll never eat a skunk but then again some folk’ll

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u/MCKelly13 14d ago

Love a Simpsons reference

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u/straighttalkin64 14d ago

Hey, what’s goin on on this side?

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u/2stops 14d ago

Start a petition for this! I’d be glad to sign.

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u/CharlesPukowski 14d ago

“This is the paramount of genetics! Don’t you forget it!”

  • implied outfit and flag…….
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u/Tiabb 14d ago

He should be the new face of r/beholdthemasterrace

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u/wellsnp 14d ago

Pro Tip: Don't be on trial for murder before Thanksgiving!

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u/CITKat2009 14d ago

Just don't be on trial for murder any time!!

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u/BackWithAVengance 14d ago

Murder? Straight to jail.

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u/Great-Bratton 14d ago

Overcook chicken? Straight to jail.

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u/FIGHTER_OF_FOO 14d ago

Undercook? Jail.

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u/djseifer 14d ago

Unseasoned? Megajail.

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u/Prettymuchsometimes 14d ago

Over seasoned? Surprisingly also jail.

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u/ArcadeKingpin 14d ago

Pro Tip: Don't go to prison for a year over a leap year because they will make you do the extra day.

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u/bonlow87 14d ago

I imagine some nieces and nephews are relieved the family's racist Uncles won't be at dinner

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u/Antishill_Artillery 14d ago

Pro tip: dont murder black people because youre a racist MAGA

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u/RunningPirate 14d ago

See, dude on the left has an inkling of how bad things were about to get. Dude on the right was confused as to why there was an issue. Enjoy prison, fuckys.

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u/I_am_a_neophyte 14d ago

Dude on the left was a cop at one point to. S A couple prosecutors recused themselves over conflict of interest.

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u/iOnlyWantUgone 14d ago

Yeah but one of the prosecutors torpedoed the original charges and kept themselves involved with the case after they recused themself

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u/Spiritual_Bedroom_62 14d ago

Pretty sure charges came out for that prosecutor but I'm not sure

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u/readerchick05 14d ago

Yep indicted by a grand jury

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u/BankerBabe420 14d ago

This almost sounds like our justice system functioning, but let’s not forget they tried their damnedest to let these men go. It was only through mass outrage that anything actually happened.

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/attorney-general-carr-asks-department-of-justice-to-investigate-handling-of-arbery-case

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u/MH360 14d ago edited 14d ago

One of the first calls these men made was to (now former) district attorney Jackie Johnson, who was given a slap on the wrist for aiding and abetting murder:

https://www.wtoc.com/2021/09/02/former-brunswick-district-attorney-indicted-charges-hindering-ahmaud-arbery-case-investigation/

Can only hope the conviction of these three men strengthens the need to correctly punish her for the miscarriages of justice, essentially aiding murderers with her direct intervention and prevention of arrest.

Others have since spoken out about her past coverups:

https://www.wtoc.com/2021/09/26/families-call-justice-cases-mishandled-by-former-brunswick-da-jackie-johnson/

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u/johnnycyberpunk 14d ago

Realistically - if not for the murderers recording (and then releasing) their own snuff film, they wouldn't have even been arrested.
The local DA sat on this for months and was happy to have it disappear.

It's insane that if not for the killers leaking their own video, no one would have seen it - and GBI wouldn't have gotten involved - and they'd still be free.

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u/Kandoh 14d ago

So much evil shit has failed to happen these last few years only because those doing the evil were unimaginably stupid.

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u/KilD3vil 14d ago

You mean you can't run up on pedestrians two vehicles deep, chase them down and kill them 'cause they 'look like they don't belong?' Fuckin' weird.

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u/speedycat2014 14d ago

Those two look like their IQ combined isn't over 50

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u/BrokenReverser 14d ago

That's being generous.

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u/Fast_Star154 14d ago

They look like they are not able to blink and breathe at the same time

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u/utter-ridiculousness 14d ago

Justice has been served but I am still so fucking sad.

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u/BeagleWrangler 13d ago

The last minutes of Arbery's life must have been absolutely terrifying. It's fucking heart breaking.

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u/MERNator 14d ago

"Let the word go forth all over the world that a jury of 11 whites and one Black in the Deep South stood up in the courtroom and said Black lives do matter," Reverend Al Sharpton said. "We've got a lot more battles to fight, but this was an important battle today."

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u/Inappropes1789 13d ago

I liked how they started the dads verdict with a not guilty. I wonder if he had a sliver of hope for that second. Even the one without a gun got a murder charge. Good outcome.

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u/donniebrascoreal 14d ago

So that's what the KKK look like without hoods?

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u/giraffeperv 14d ago

Yes & they somehow look in the mirror every day and see superiority

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u/MiaLba 14d ago

Lmfaoo imagine looking like that and thinking you’re somehow superior.

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u/Lady-Nora 14d ago

Why do these two look like their grandfather was a potato plant?

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u/knighthawk0811 14d ago

That's something to be thankful for.

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u/tom1944 14d ago

And to think the entire murder was almost swept under the rug

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u/DadGameTime 14d ago

I honestly think he was checking out the electrical work in the construction sites. He was in school studying to be an electrician and here was a nearby series of homes going up. Why not check out the work of people in the profession. Heck, who hasn’t walked into a house under construction and checked it out. We did all the time when I was a kid and we always enjoyed it. I learned a lot about how houses are constructed by looking at them in various stages.

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u/diabetus12 14d ago

I just refreshed myself on this situation, let this be a lesson in "mind your own fucking business"

They killed him b/c they were trying to detain him and ended up "fEarINg FOr tHeiR lIVeS". Had they minded their own fucking business they wouldn't be in this mess and thered be one less dead person.

Don't put your bitchass nose where it dont belong

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u/readerchick05 14d ago

Which is weird because they admitted on the stand that they were not in fear of their life

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u/AmbitionSpecialist 14d ago

Good, they need to spend life behind bars.

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u/dartheduardo 14d ago

Whats sickening is this would NEVER have happened if it wasnt for one guy having the balls to publish that video to youtube long enough to get copies out to the media outlets. Jackie Johnson needs to have every one of the cases she made decisions on that cost peoples lives reevaluated. She has more blood on her hands that these three. They are no where near done with this case. I just hope people realize there were more people that need to be held accountable for this murder and cover up.

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u/T3n4ci0us_G 14d ago

Shout out to Linda Dunikowski for her relentless advocacy for the victim and shout out to the jurors for following the law, ignoring the dog whistles, and seeing the defense that was put up as a complete farce. 👏👍💪🥇

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u/WilliamOfMaine 14d ago

Fuck both of these guys. May they rot in jail.

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u/GiDD504 14d ago

Lmao these dues really think they’re the “master race” 😂😂😂

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u/itsgiantstevebuscemi 14d ago

They always look exactly how you'd expect them to look

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u/Snoogiewoogie 14d ago

Reminds me of what the villains used to say in Scooby Doo:

And I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling social justice warriors!

Seriously, though. It took 74 days, video evidence, and public backlash to even press charges in what is a clear open and shut case. Racism is alive and well in America, but today we saw some justice!

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u/Frosty_Display_1274 14d ago

I'm so happy!