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  • Ahmaud Arbery: Video Maker Charged With Felony Murder

    05/23/2020 11:39:23 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 23, 2020 | Andrew Branca
    Hey folks, The man who filmed the attack by Ahmaud Arbery on Travis McMichael, William “Roddy” Bryan, has been charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) with felony murder predicated on criminal attempted false imprisonment, according to various news reports. If that sounds like a mouthful of a charge, that’s because it appears to have been tortuously constructed. Indeed, I cannot find any record in Georgia legal history, searched via LEXIS, of any case involving a charge of attempted false imprisonment, much less a case of felony murder predicated on attempted false imprisonment...
  • Mike Pence in Georgia: Brian Kemp ‘Has Proven’ Critics ‘Wrong Every Day’ on Battling Coronavirus

    05/22/2020 3:48:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    ATLANTA, Georgia — Vice President Mike Pence defended Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp against establishment media and leftist critics who just weeks ago inaccurately predicted widescale doom as Georgia moved to aggressively reopen its economy ahead of schedule. “Let’s be clear: Gov. Brian Kemp has proven them wrong every day,” Pence said when Breitbart News asked him and Kemp during a press gaggle to respond to critics throughout the media and left who ripped Kemp at the outset of the reopening process. “The people of Georgia have proven them wrong every day.” The vice president’s praise of Kemp’s handling of the...
  • Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones to Biden: ‘You’re Not Entitled to Black Support’

    05/22/2020 3:40:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, an African American Democrat, t0ld Joe Biden that he was not “entitled” to black support after the former vice president said black voters who were not sure who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election “ain’t black.” “I’ve been black all my life. But I’ve never been anyone’s property, especially not @JoeBiden,” Jones tweeted. “You’re not entitled to black support, Joe. You haven’t even earned it.”
  • Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Charged With Murder William Bryan Jr.’s lawyer says he was just a witness

    05/21/2020 8:34:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 21, 2020 7:53 pm ET | Arian Campo-Flores
    Kevin Gough, a lawyer for Mr. Bryan, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In an interview last week, he said Mr. Bryan “had no role or involvement in that shooting. He has committed no crime. He is a witness.” Mr. Arbery’s family and civil-rights activists have pressed for weeks for authorities to charge Mr. Bryan, arguing he wasn’t simply a witness but was involved in the young man’s killing. In an April letter to the Glynn County Police Department, George Barnhill, the district attorney in Waycross who oversaw the case for a period before recusing himself, wrote that...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursdayt 5/21/2020 Newsdump Holiday Weekend

    05/21/2020 8:29:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The owners of the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey intend to re-open tomorrow after today's New Jersey State Health Department notice at the door of the gym closing it down...... The latest twist in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia is the arrest of the man who made a video of the killing used as evidence to arrest the first two suspects..... Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli set to plead guilty in the federal college admissions case alleging a scam tomorrow..... The FBI says that an attack this morning at the Corpus Christi Naval Air...
  • Cue the 'Race' Hysteria

    05/21/2020 10:52:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Larry Elder
    In February, a black man named Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. Cue the "this regularly happens to black men in America" hysteria. Initial news reports described Arbery as jogging through a predominately white neighborhood when two armed white men, for reasons still under investigation, told police they thought Arbery was actually a criminal behind recent break-ins in the neighborhood. Arbery, while jogging, stopped and spent several minutes at the construction site of an unfinished home. He resumed jogging, but two adult men, a father and his son, followed him in a truck. A confrontation between Arbery...
  • Stacey Abrams is the Democrats’ Sarah Palin

    05/20/2020 4:51:57 PM PDT · by fwdude · 157 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Stacey Abrams is running a less-than-subtle campaign to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Republicans should hope she succeeds. If selected, she would displace Sarah Palin as the least-qualified person ever to serve on a major-party ticket. Biden should understand this, because he saw firsthand how much damage Palin’s selection did to then-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Preelection polls showed that 6 out of 10 Americans said Palin was not qualified for the job, and a Stanford University study found that she cost McCain more than 2 million votes.
  • Tom Brady backing justice for Ahmaud Arbery sends powerful message

    05/20/2020 11:35:49 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 97 replies
    Sports Net ^ | May 15, 2020 | Donnovan Bennett
    Around 1 p.m. on Feb. 23, a warm Sunday afternoon a couple weeks after the Super Bowl, yet another unarmed black man was killed in the United States. Ahmaud Arbery, an avid jogger, left Brunswick, a primarily black city in southeast Georgia. Running through the predominantly white neighbouring community of Santilla Shores, Arbery was chased down in a truck, confronted and fatally shot by George and Travis McMichael, a father and son who allegedly believed Arbery was responsible for burglaries in their neighborhood.
  • Clarence Thomas Isn’t A ‘Symbol Of The Trump Era.’ He’s An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • Cops tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery during 2017 incident in a park, video shows

    05/18/2020 8:15:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | 10:27pm | Tamar Lapin
    Years before he was gunned down while jogging, Ahmaud Arbery had a run-in with cops in which they found him in a park sitting alone in his car — and tried to tase him, newly released video shows.
  • Biden asks VP contenders for references: Michelle Lujan Grisham first name we know

    05/19/2020 3:45:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    The first known contender to be asked for those references is New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, per an anonymous individual with knowledge of the request in the report. It did not report any other women on Biden's vice presidential consideration list who received such a request. Lujan Grisham has told her allies in recent days that Biden's team had begun vetting her to be his running mate, Politico reported on Tuesday.
  • Tom Brady, other athletes seek federal probe in Brunswick shooting

    05/19/2020 7:30:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    AJC ^ | May 8, 2020 | AP
    The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick.
  • Cops tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery during 2017 incident in a park, video shows

    05/19/2020 3:50:02 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2020
    Years before he was gunned down while jogging, Ahmaud Arbery had a run-in with cops in which they found him in a park sitting alone in his car — and tried to tase him, newly released video. Footage of the 2017 incident, published by The Guardian on Monday, shows a patrolling Glynn County cop suspecting Arbery of using marijuana, saying the park was known for drug activity. Arbery, dressed in a green hat, winter coat and athletic pants, with no shirt on, denied having drugs and said he was just relaxing by rapping in his car on his day off...
  • Stacey Abrams would be the most preposterous vice-presidential pick ever

    05/18/2020 11:18:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18 2020 | Rich Lowry
    Stacey Abrams has another distinction to add to her resume — she is among the most preposterous potential vice-presidential candidates ever. Her attempt to leverage a failed Georgia gubernatorial bid into a spot on the Democratic ticket is so brazenly absurd that it’s hard to think of precedents. But the 46-year-old African-American activist isn’t one to be constrained by standard political practice — or reality. She refused to concede her narrow but clear 2018 gubernatorial loss, instead alleging she’d been undone by a massive voter-suppression scheme.
  • Passed By for Decades, Clarence Thomas Is a New Symbol of the Trump Era

    05/18/2020 1:19:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | 18 May 2020
    He was the subject of a recent book, “The Enigma of Clarence Thomas,” which led to a flurry of articles and book reviews on his life and legal thought. A new biographical documentary, made by the conservative filmmaker Michael Pack, airs Monday on PBS. For the project, the justice spoke to filmmakers for 30 hours — an astounding feat for a jurist who once went 10 years without asking a question from the bench. “He would have never said, ‘Gee whiz, I should be an icon,’” said Helgi Walker, a lawyer at the firm Gibson Dunn who clerked for Justice...
  • Coronavirus in Georgia and Florida: Why No Spikes As States Reopen?

    05/18/2020 10:00:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/18/2020 | John Hinderaker
    This morning on the Sunday talk shows, Alex Azar pointed out that in states that have reopened ahead of the others, like Florida and Georgia, there has not been an increase in COVID cases and deaths: “We are seeing that in places that are opening, we’re not seeing this spike in cases,” Azar said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “We still see spikes in some areas that are, in fact, closed.”However, Azar said identifying and reporting new cases takes time. …“It’s still early days,” Azar cautioned in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He said data...
  • Spot The Difference: Two Governors Reopened Their States, Only One Was Accused of ‘Human Sacrifice’

    05/18/2020 5:12:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 14, 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states' economies in late April amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But for some reason, the media's coverage of Gov. Brian Kemp (R., Ga.) has been slightly different from the media's coverage of Gov. Jared Polis (D., Colo.). Kemp, for example, has been accused of experimenting with "human sacrifice." So reads the headline of an April 29 article published in the Atlantic, which accuses Kemp of turning Georgia residents into "unwilling canaries in an invisible coal mine, sent to find out...
  • Milbank's Bunk: Georgia Defies Liberal '#1 Death Destination' Predictions

    05/17/2020 5:32:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Georgia became an "experiment in human sacrifice" and "leads the race to become America's no. 1 Death Destination." Those were among the many warnings from the mainstream media in April in reaction to the announcement by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp lifting many of the lockdown restrictions on April 24 that had been imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Of course, you won't be seeing much of those doom and gloom predictions now since, nearly a month later, those dire prognostications simply did not come to pass. In fact, Georgia, along with other states such as Florida, are seeing a decline...
  • Some of You Are Actually Disappointed Georgians Aren’t Dying In Droves…and That’s Pathetic(not us at FR)

    05/16/2020 6:15:27 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 95 replies
    RedState ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kira Davis
    Earlier today on Facebook (where all good ideas go to die) I read three separate posts from friends telling people to “stay home, stay safe.” Every single one of them was dripping in self-righteousness and condescension. You must be an idiot if you’re clamoring to go eat in a restaurant or swim at the beach – that was the tone and continues to be the tone of quite literally every single person who is proudly and publicly toeing the “stay home, stay safe” (SHSS) line right now. I’m using “literally” literally. I’ve yet to see one SHSS post that isn’t...
  • Watch the Joy Drain Out of Stacey Abrams' Face as Biden Doesn't Announce Her as His VP

    05/16/2020 9:01:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 May2020 | Jim Treacher
    Twelve years ago, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press told us that Sarah Palin was absurdly unqualified to be vice president of the United States. Sure, she had successfully governed the state of Alaska, which was more executive experience than Obama had in 2008. But, um… did you know she owns a tanning bed? And she makes moose chili? And she named her baby Trig? And so on, and so forth. Journos and other liberals threw everything they had at her, no matter how ridiculous and meaningless, convincing themselves she was an idiot and/or a monster. All...