On Thu, 25 Nov 2021 04:53:59 -0000 (UTC), "Adam H. Kerman"
Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by shawn Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by shawn Post by Rhino Post by Adam H. Kerman
The McMichaels and Bryan were convicted on 23 charges related to the
murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
I wonder if the members of the news media who declared the jury system
broken after Rittenhouse's acquittal are still of that opinion.
I very much doubt it. They only declare the system broken when it fails
to deliver the verdict they want. Otherwise, it is working perfectly.
As I saw elsewhere the jury system worked as expected. The system
didn't exactly set a shining example when given the process it took
just to get to charges being raised against the trio. It seems likely
that the case would never moved forward without the release of that
video of the trio going after Arbery.
Isn't this the video Bryan took? Didn't the police have it? I'm confused.
I don't know if the police had it. According to what I read he gave it
to his attorney who then released it to the public. This was in May
and that's when things started moving quickly. Before that nothing
seemed to be happening.
The attorney released evidence created by his own client implicating
him in a murder?
Yeah, it's not something you hear of every day but then a lot of
things that happened in this case were quite unusual. Here's an
article pointing out the timeline of events in the case:
May 5, 2020: A Brunswick radio station uploads footage of Arbery's
shooting to its website, it quickly goes viral and puts a national
spotlight on the case.
It is later revealed that attorney Alan Tucker released the footage
after it was given to him by Bryan, who shot the video.
So one of the men involved in the killing recorded the entire thing
and then gave the video over to the attorney who then later released
it to the local media. It seems like without that happening the case
would have died without anyone being charged.