Staff writer – Brunswick, GA 🇺🇸
The quest for justice in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is set to begin tomorrow, the 5th of November 2021.
The defense of the three white men alleged to have murdered the 25 year old Aubrey, successfully eliminated 11 potential black jurors, leaving only 1 black man and 11 white persons to sit and weigh the case against his clients.
The defense attorney Franklin Hogue argued it was his prerogative to choose or eliminate potential jurors as he deemed fit or unfitt and in the interest of his clients.
Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski noted that only a single Black juror made the panel because of their race.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley agreed there seems to be a racial bias or criterion in the elimination of almost all black persons, but he couldn’t do anything because there was nothing illegally done under Georgia law since the defense lawyer had race neural reasons for striking them out.
So, a jury of 11 white people and 1 black man (a ratio of 1:11 or 0.09%) in a county where black people make up 26% of the population will sit to weigh the evidence of this landmark case starting this Friday, 11/05/2021.
The racial makeup of Glynn County is 70.66% White, 26.45% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.05%.
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