Ahmaud Arbery Killers Convicted in Federal Civil-Rights Trial

In essence, the DOJ pursued the defendants for being racists, without linking this reprehensible attitude and their reprehensible acts. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hree Georgia men already facing life sentences after their state-court convictions for murdering Ahmaud Arbery have been

Read More

Jury in federal hate crimes trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers excused after first day of deliberations

“This wasn’t about trespassing. This wasn’t about neighborhood crimes, either. … It was about race — racial assumptions, racial resentment, and racial anger,” Justice Department civil rights division counsel Christopher J. Perras told a jury in court Monday morning in

Read More

Opening statements begin in federal hate crimes trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers

The jury was finalized Monday morning and consists of eight White jurors, three Black jurors and one Hispanic juror, according to details provided in court. Three White people and one Pacific Islander have also been selected as alternates. Opening statements

Read More

Ahmaud Arbery’s cousin, Lions’ Tracey Walker, says guilty verdicts give a ‘sigh of relief’

Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker spoke on how the guilty verdicts given to the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery gave him a “sigh of relief.” Hailing from Brunswick, Georgia, Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker had the privilege of

Read More

‘A jury should reflect the community:’ The racial breakdown of the jury for the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing

A traditional “Batson challenge” is usually brought up in criminal cases of Black defendants being tried before all-White juries when there’s a belief that prosecutors are excluding jurors based on race. The “reverse Batson” follows the same principle but instead

Read More