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voiceofreason 05-08-2020 08:39 AM

Black ex-convict Ahmaud Arbery killed resisting Citizen's arrest by White son of ex-police officer

EXCLUSIVE: Father of Brunswick shooter previously investigated victim



Greg McMichael, who provided gun cover for his son as he fought and eventually shot a young black jogger, may have known the victim long before their encounter in a subdivision just south of Brunswick, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

In his letter of recusal to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill wrote that his son, a prosecutor in the Brunswick DA’s office, and McMichael, then an investigator in that same office, “both helped with the previous prosecution of (Ahmaud) Arbery.”

<< COMPLETE COVERAGE: Ahmaud Arbery shooting

McMichael, a former Glynn County cop, told Glynn police he recognized Arbery, 25, from surveillance video that captured a recent burglary in his mostly white neighborhood. He said he planned to make a citizen’s arrest.

When he was in high school, Arbery was sentenced to five years probation as a first offender on charges of carrying a weapon on campus and several counts of obstructing a law enforcement officer. He was convicted of probation violation in 2018 after he was charged with shoplifting
, court documents show.

McMichael, who retired from the DA’s office in April 2019, made no mention of his work on that investigation to police, though it’s unknown whether he remembered it at the time.

Barnhill wrote that he learned about his son and McMichael’s ties to Arbery “three or four weeks” earlier.

He didn’t say why he waited so long to recuse himself but claimed “a local 'rabble rouser' has taken up this cause and begun publishing wild and factually incorrect and legally wrong accusations on Facebook and other social media formats calling for marches and physical affronts be made against the McMichaels at their homes, and my son's home in Brunswick etc.”

Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, had requested Barnhill’s recusal but told the AJC Thursday that she didn’t know his son -- or, for that matter, McMichael -- worked on Ahmaud’s case.

“I just looked him up on Facebook and saw this son worked for the Brunswick DA,” she said.

It was a crucial decision. Without it, Cooper Jones’ attorney, Lee Merritt said, “the case would’ve been no billed to a grand jury and the McMichaels would’ve gotten away with murder.”

In a letter to Glynn County police, Barnhill wrote that criminal charges were unwarranted against Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, who appeared to fire all three shots, and a third man, William Bryan, who helped them corner Arbery on Feb. 23 inside their neighborhood just south of Brunswick.

The prosecutor said Arbery, who was unarmed, initiated contact with Travis McMichael.

“This family are not strangers to the local criminal justice system,” :rolleyes:Barnhill wrote in his letter to Carr. “From best we can tell, Ahmauds older brother has gone to prison in the past and is currently in the Glynn jail, without bond, awaiting new felony prosecution. It also appears a cousin has been prosecuted by DA Johnson's office.”

Merritt questioned what that had to do with Arberry’s shooting.

“This speaks to the wider issue of mass incarceration,” Merritt said. “If black people have any kind of criminal record somehow that justifies their murder.”

Meanwhile, a Brunswick criminal defense attorney on Thursday said he released the explosive video showing Arbery’s shooting.

“There had been very little information provided by the police department or the district attorney’s office, but there was entirely too much speculation, rumor, false narratives, and outright lies surrounding this event,” said the attorney, Alan Tucker. “I didn’t release this to ‘show that they did nothing wrong,’ as is being circulated.”

The video has proven to be a game-changer, with everyone from former Vice President Joe Biden to NBA star LeBron James condemning the shooting. President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he had not seen the video.

"My heart goes out to the parents and the loved ones of the young gentleman,” Trump said. “I will be getting a full report this evening."

In the video, Arbery attempts to run around the pick-up truck but runs into Travis McMichael. A struggle ensues and three shots are fired. The video concludes with Arbery collapsing, face first, onto the pavement, never to regain consciousness.

Barnhill credited the video to Bryan.

Tucker’s involvement is something of a mystery. He said his firm has not been retained to represent anyone involved in the case, but, in the very next sentence, added a caveat: “We may be, we may not be.”

“I love this community and have spent my career helping people in this community,” he wrote. “My sole purpose in releasing the video was absolute transparency because my community was being ripped apart by erroneous accusations and assumptions.”

Arbery’s parents have demanded the McMichaels be arrested. Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider criminal charges.

Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters Thursday the video was “absolutely horrific and that Georgians deserve answers.”

“I told Director Reynolds to follow the facts, follow the truth and to administer justice,” Kemp said, referring to GBI Director Vic Reynolds. “I have no doubt in my mind, it will be fair and Director Reynolds and his seasoned team of investigators will work very quickly and will also be very thorough.”

Late Thursday afternoon GBI agents were canvassing Satilla Shores, the subdivision where Arbery was killed.

voiceofreason 05-08-2020 08:42 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro



Arheel's Uncle 05-08-2020 12:28 PM

Ahmaud Arbery, history of mental illness & aggressive behavior - needs more followup
Before apparent video of Ahmaud Arbery shooting, a community was rallying for answers

Community members say a lack of information and attitudes about privilege and race have tainted an emotional case that has grabbed national attention.

But in a letter in April to a Glynn County police captain initially obtained by The New York Times, Barnhill defended the McMichaels' actions, as well as a third man who was part of the incident, writing they had "solid first hand probable cause" to chase after Arbery, a "burglary suspect," and stop him. Barnhill also said that after watching the video of the incident, "given the fact Arbery initiated the fight" and grabbed the shotgun, Travis McMichael "was allowed to use deadly force to protect himself" under Georgia law.
In addition, Barnhill said that Arbery's "mental health records & prior convictions help explain his apparent aggressive nature and his possible thought pattern to attack an armed man."
A 911 call made before the chase suggested that a black man — a potential burglary suspect — had been looking around a home on the McMichaels' block that was under construction.
Richards said Barnhill's letter only angered him and others in the community who don't believe Arbery committed any crime, or at least one that he needed to die for.
"It's very strange coming from a district attorney who is supposed to be a victim advocate," Richards said.

The negro had mental illness and aggressive nature and also prior convictions. WHAT were they?

Some are listed here, article needs followup. I ran into a problem and cannot finish this one.

Georgia man charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery previously investigated him

By Amanda Woods

May 8, 2020 | 9:32am
https://nypost.com/2020/05/08/father-of-georgia-shooter-had-investigated-ahmaud-arbery/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_ca mpaign=zergnet_5183493


Arheel's Uncle 05-09-2020 05:54 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro
Police Report Feb 23, 2020 on Ahmaud Arbery shooting incident.

via Scribd documents https://www.scribd.com/document/4601...-Police-Report

Arbery lived in Zip Code 31525
but was out jogging 10-12 miles from his Zip Code and wearing boots (Timberland possibly) and carrying a hammer in the Zip Code 31523 area where the reports of thefts at sites of new home construction still in process. The person who was stealing "whatever" at the sites was captured on surveillance camera footage.

Who goes jogging 1 or more Zip Codes away in a residential area instead of a park/trail?

Using Logic, Occam's Razor + Cui Bono. It ought to be clear.

Arheel's Uncle 05-09-2020 06:45 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro
1 Attachment(s)
Stats and Demographics for the 31525 ZIP Code

Arbery's ZIP code 31525 is located in southeast Georgia and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.
The people living in ZIP code 31525 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 31525 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.
Population 28,247
Population Density 288 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,443
Median Home Value $121,400
Land Area 98.18 sq mi (10 miles x 10 mile squared area)
Median Household Income $46,082
66% White
27% Black

Stats and Demographics for the 31523 ZIP Code
McMichaels' ZIP code 31523 is located in southeast Georgia and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.
The people living in ZIP code 31523 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 31523 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.
Population 13,229
Population Density 72 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,449
Median Home Value $150,900
Land Area 198.18 sq mi (~14 miles x ~14 mile squared area)
Median Household Income $57,021
84% White
11% Black

Arbery sure traveled a LONG way to go jogging while black!

Actual map of the two Zip Codes https://www.zipmap.net/zips/31523.htm
McMichaels area zip code will always be more expensive because it has the big river inside the area.
Arbery's more than 4 times people density per Sq Mile & area zip code does not have river.

Arheel's Uncle 05-09-2020 10:04 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro
Also listed as a victim in Police Report was Larry Nichols.
Larry Nichols is the owner of the properties that are likely the ones being built and vandalized [?] or burglarized.

Larry English Properties, LLC in Douglas, GA | Company ...


Larry English Properties, LLC is a Georgia Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on October 8, 2002. The company's filing status is listed as Active/Compliance and its File Number is 0251202. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Larry H. English Jr. and is located at 1432 Chatterton Church Road, Nicholls, GA 31554.

voiceofreason 05-10-2020 05:38 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro

GBI reviewing additional video footage in Ahmaud Arbery case


GBI agents in the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation are reviewing additional video from the Glynn County neighborhood where he was shot to death as they piece together the minutes before the fatal confrontation
that has drawn national attention to Georgia and its justice system.

Investigators are reviewing the tape, recorded minutes before the Feb. 23 killing, to gain a better understanding of what transpired before the shooting.

“We are using video to put the timeline together to fill in the blanks of what happened that afternoon,” said Scott Dutton, GBI’s Deputy Director of investigations.

The digital video file was obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from a source outside the GBI on Friday, and investigators confirmed it was part of the case file when the agency entered the case on Tuesday.

"We are indeed reviewing additional video footage and photographs as part of the active case," the GBI said in a statement Saturday afternoon, several hours after the AJC’s article about the video posted online. "It is important to note that this footage was reviewed at the beginning of the GBI investigation and before the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael."

The video appears to be from a home security camera installed at a house about a block from the shooting.

A former Fulton County prosecutor who reviewed the video on Saturday said it doesn’t appear to alter the criminal questions facing the two men arrested in the case.

Lawyers representing Arbery’s family said in a Saturday statement that the security camera video proves Arbery did nothing wrong prior to the fatal encounter: “Ahmaud Arbery did not take part in any felony, had no illegal substances in his system, was not armed yet was shot three times with a shotgun at close range.”

Arbery’s family said he liked to jog in the area. One of the armed men who confronted Arbery that day later told police they pursued him because they thought he had been involved in earlier break-ins in the neighborhood.

» COMPLETE COVERAGE: Ahmaud Arbery shooting

The video shows a man wearing a white shirt and shorts, who appears to be Arbery, 25, walking down Satilla Drive on that Sunday afternoon. It shows the man walk into the garage of a house under construction and then walk around back of the house. The tape indicates that man was on the construction site less than five minutes, much of the time out of view of the camera. He did not appear to take anything from the house.

Soon after the figure in shorts and t-shirt enters the construction property, a man wearing what appears to be overalls walks near a stand of trees across the street from the site and the figure appears to be observing the construction site.

A minute later, after a car passes, a figure that appears to be Arbery comes out of a front door of the house quickly and runs down the road in the direction of Travis McMichael’s home on Satilla Drive.

McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, were charged Thursday with felony murder and aggravated assault by the GBI.

The surveillance video appears to describe what a witness reported to police on a 911 call. At 1:08 pm that Sunday, the Glynn County 911 center received report that a man was in the house under construction.

The dispatcher responded: “And you said someone is breaking into it right now?

“No,” the caller said. “It’s all open, it’s under construction. And he’s running right now! There he goes right now.”

“OK,” the dispatcher asked. “What is he doing?”

“He’s running down the street.”

The dispatcher said she would send police.

Six minutes later another caller called 911 to say, “There’s a black male running down the street.”

The security video shows a person, who appears to be Arbery, continuing down Satilla Drive. Former Fulton prosecutor Manny Arora, who reviewed the video, said entry of a construction site is not necessarily a crime. At most, it may be a misdemeanor, unless anything was taken
, he said.

Georgia law allows for a citizen’s arrest in a felony crime committed in one’s presence, said Arora, who is currently a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta. But a citizen can only use reasonable force to detain a person and deadly force cannot be used unless it’s to prevent a forcible felony or for self-defense.

Since the McMichaels initiated the confrontation with the weapons it will be difficult for them to claim self-defense and what appears on the security video doesn’t justify their actions, he said. The footage also demonstrates that police were not far from the neighborhood when the incident occurred, he said.

“If you initiate an assault you don’t get then claim self-defense if the other person reacts to them being assaulted,” Arora said. “From the information we have right now, this video doesn’t change the basis for the arrest.”

At the distant periphery of the video, two people can be seen around a parked pickup truck in a driveway a a few houses down from the construction site. The driveway is at or near Travis McMichael’s house.

Gregory McMichael told police that he was in the front yard when he saw “the suspect from the break-ins ‘hauling ass’ down Satilla Drive.”

Gregory McMichael ran in the house to alert his son, Travis McMichael. The men armed themselves and went after Arbery, according to Gregory McMichael’s police statement.

The McMichaels told police that they had decided to arm themselves and pursue Arbery because they suspected him of committing burglaries in the Satilla Shores neighborhood. They also told police they had seen Arbery on earlier surveillance tapes and were concerned that he could be armed because they said they saw him on another occasion sticking “his hand down his pants.”

Glynn County police records include no recent reports of house burglaries in Satilla Shores. The only report of that kind was a Jan. 1 theft of a handgun stolen from an unlocked truck parked at McMichael’s house.

On the video, the truck, which resembles the one driven by the McMichaels, can be seen driving off in the same direction Arbery had run. The man in the overalls walks down the street and appears to motion toward the truck.

Four minutes after the truck drives off, a police cruiser is seen on the video driving in same direction. Minutes later another cruiser drives by, followed by an EMT truck, a fire truck with lights flashing and more police cruisers speeding by.

A block away, out of view of the home surveillance video, the confrontation with the McMichaels had left Arbery dead on the pavement.

A video made public Tuesday, which has gone viral worldwide, shows Arbery running at a jogger’s pace on a road in the neighborhood. He slows as he approaches Travis McMichael’s truck, which blocked the street in front of him.

A struggle ensues as the McMichaels confront Arbery and three shots are fired. Arbery moves a few feet and collapses onto the asphalt.

After the case stalled for two-and-a-half months as two prosecutors recused themselves because of conflicts of interests, the GBI arrested the father and son Thursday afternoon after reviewing the case for less than two days.

GBI Director Vic Reynolds said Friday that his agency received the case Tuesday night and began investigating Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon agents had concluded they had sufficient evidence to charge the two men.

“I can tell you there was more than sufficient probable cause in this case,” he said. Both men are in the Glynn County jail after a judge refused to free them on bond Friday afternoon.

The Bobster 05-10-2020 07:37 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro

Amazing how fast the groids get those dead nigger t-shirts out.

The Bobster 05-10-2020 07:39 AM

Re: W father of Brunswick, GA shooter previously investigated dead negro
[Maude theme: and then there's Maude]

voiceofreason 05-10-2020 07:58 AM

Joe Biden calls shooting of unarmed black man by two white men in Georgia 'cold blooded MURDER'

Old Joe must be sleeping in this morning. You'd think this happening in his home state, he'd be twattering away. After all, he was quick the other day re: GA "incident"


Joe Biden calls shooting of unarmed black man by two white men in Georgia 'cold blooded MURDER' and says family of Ahmaud Arbery need justice


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