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The Wall St. Journal and other media are reporting today that there is some additional information and ripple effects from this shooting.

There has been a call to disband the Glynn County Police Department and have the Glynn County Sheriff's Department take over. This has been brewing for some time, but the recent shooting incident may be the straw that broke the camel's back. The department lost its accreditation from the state law enforcement association some time ago, over irregularities in procedures, especially in evidence storage. But that accreditation is voluntary and the loss of it would not shut down the department. Also, four days after the Arbrey shooting, a grand jury indicted the chief and three other officers over irregularities in the narcotics unit. A Republican state senator has introduced a bill that would put the fate of the department before the voters. This bill was suggested by a grand jury investigating the department. This is all in addition to the accusation that the PD should have arrested the father and son involved in the shooting on the scene.

In addition, before the shooter Gregory McMichael retired, he had lost his accreditation as a peace officer in GA for failure to re-qualify with a firearm. He applied for an extension, citing that he had had heart surgery and as a result had suffered depression. His request was denied and he retired soon after. While this does not have a direct bearing on this guilt, the depression thing is probably not going to look good for him.

The guy who shot the video, neighbor William 'Roddie' Bryan, was following Gregory and Travis McMichael for the same reason the McMichaels were pursuing Arbrey, out of concern that Aubrey was a robber. He is now in between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, his video and his testimony will be key to establishing what happened. He claims he was not armed, did not intend to confront Arbrey, was acting on his own and only wanted to get Arbrey's picture for the police. He turned the video over to police immediately. However, Arbrey's family is calling for Bryan's arrest as an accessory to the shooting. The director of the GBI says that is a possibility. Also, Bryan is receiving death threats.
 

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The Wall St. Journal and other media are reporting today that there is some additional information and ripple effects from this shooting.

There has been a call to disband the Glynn County Police Department and have the Glynn County Sheriff's Department take over. This has been brewing for some time, but the recent shooting incident may be the straw that broke the camel's back. The department lost its accreditation from the state law enforcement association some time ago, over irregularities in procedures, especially in evidence storage. But that accreditation is voluntary and the loss of it would not shut down the department. Also, four days after the Arbrey shooting, a grand jury indicted the chief and three other officers over irregularities in the narcotics unit. A Republican state senator has introduced a bill that would put the fate of the department before the voters. This bill was suggested by a grand jury investigating the department. This is all in addition to the accusation that the PD should have arrested the father and son involved in the shooting on the scene.

In addition, before the shooter Gregory McMichael retired, he had lost his accreditation as a peace officer in GA for failure to re-qualify with a firearm. He applied for an extension, citing that he had had heart surgery and as a result had suffered depression. His request was denied and he retired soon after. While this does not have a direct bearing on this guilt, the depression thing is probably not going to look good for him.

The guy who shot the video, neighbor William 'Roddie' Bryan, was following Gregory and Travis McMichael for the same reason the McMichaels were pursuing Arbrey, out of concern that Aubrey was a robber. He is now in between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, his video and his testimony will be key to establishing what happened. He claims he was not armed, did not intend to confront Arbrey, was acting on his own and only wanted to get Arbrey's picture for the police. He turned the video over to police immediately. However, Arbrey's family is calling for Bryan's arrest as an accessory to the shooting. The director of the GBI says that is a possibility. Also, Bryan is receiving death threats.
He's getting death threats for filming the incident.

And the mob wants him arrested.

The underlying story is that they don't like that the video clearly shows Arbery attacking the man with the gun.......which gives him the self-defense argument and will probably ruin their fantasy.

Just more of the same old crap from BLM.
 

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He's getting death threats for filming the incident.

And the mob wants him arrested.

The underlying story is that they don't like that the video clearly shows Arbery attacking the man with the gun.......which gives him the self-defense argument and will probably ruin their fantasy.

Just more of the same old crap from BLM.
So is "the mob" anyone who isn't willing to sweep this under the rug? The video doesnt show self defense, it shows that the police lied about what happened. Based on what I know, I see no reason for Bryan to be arrested and charged, but maybe there is something we are missing. However, I feel like if that were the case, he would have deleted the video instead of taking it to police. This seems strange to me. The family should be thanking him, not calling for his arrest.
 

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So is "the mob" anyone who isn't willing to sweep this under the rug? The video doesnt show self defense, it shows that the police lied about what happened. Based on what I know, I see no reason for Bryan to be arrested and charged, but maybe there is something we are missing. However, I feel like if that were the case, he would have deleted the video instead of taking it to police. This seems strange to me. The family should be thanking him, not calling for his arrest.
Yes, that's assuming everyone is thinking straight and not emotionally charged or motivated over all this. Public pressure can mess with the scales of justice from both sides.
 

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He's getting death threats for filming the incident.

And the mob wants him arrested.

The underlying story is that they don't like that the video clearly shows Arbery attacking the man with the gun.......which gives him the self-defense argument and will probably ruin their fantasy.

Just more of the same old crap from BLM.

"Attacking" the man holding the gun, or is he acting in self defense?
 

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"Attacking" the man holding the gun, or is he acting in self defense?
The much hated video is probably much hated because it clearly shows Arbery/Avery coming around the front of the truck at full speed and colliding with the retreating McMichaels and grabbing the shotgun.

Hard to dispute evidence like that. It's an obvious case where the only choice was to shoot the fool.

Since McMichaels did no act of aggression and was retreating and didn't shoot until Arbery/Avery grabbed the gun........it's not hard to see why those trying to defend him are hostile toward the guy who made the video.
 

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The much hated video is probably much hated because it clearly shows Arbery/Avery coming around the front of the truck at full speed and colliding with the retreating McMichaels and grabbing the shotgun.

Hard to dispute evidence like that. It's an obvious case where the only choice was to shoot the fool.

Since McMichaels did no act of aggression and was retreating and didn't shoot until Arbery/Avery grabbed the gun........it's not hard to see why those trying to defend him are hostile toward the guy who made the video.

Yeah, because following someone down the street in your truck and exiting the vehicle while brandishing a shotgun isn't aggressive at all...
 

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Yeah, because following someone down the street in your truck and exiting the vehicle while brandishing a shotgun isn't aggressive at all...
Following a felony suspect is the right thing to do if you're protecting your neighborhood against a thief.

Having a shotgun in your hands is not brandishing.

The act of brandishing requires waving the gun around in a threatening manner.

That is not seen on the video.

Is your argument so weak that you have to use unfactual pejoratives?
 

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Following a felony suspect is the right thing to do if you're protecting your neighborhood against a thief.

Having a shotgun in your hands is not brandishing.

The act of brandishing requires waving the gun around in a threatening manner.

That is not seen on the video.

Is your argument so weak that you have to use unfactual pejoratives?

LOL...that's rich coming from someone who constantly uses "unfactual" pejoratives.
 

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No. The fact that the builder says there were no burglaries is irrelevant in two ways.

1. He's 200 miles away and knows exactly diddly about what's going on locally......nor does he care. His only real connection is a security camera in the house he's remodeling and a rare trip to the site where his people are working. There could be gangs of thugs terrorizing the local people and he'd not have a clue.

2. Prior burglaries are legally unimportant. The only things actually relevant to the death of Arbery/Avery are that......
A. He was seen fleeing the scene of a felony.
B. During his flight from that felony he attacked a man with a shotgun and was killed in self defense.

I don't know what was going through his mind, I can only guess at what would logically go through the mind of a criminal who is about to be caught for a felony that will be his third probation violation and send him to prison.

But then if the mental health records previously mentioned by the DA would reveal serious pathology......I could be speculating about what drives a psycho.......never easy to ascertain. :)
Distance does not make the builder ignorant;

What “felony” was he fleeing?
 

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Distance does not make the builder ignorant;

What “felony” was he fleeing?
Study the video by Officer Tatum.......he discusses the felony in detail and quotes Georgia law.

And living 200 miles away does mean that the builder is not aware of the local neighborhood concerns........which prove to be serious and troubling when you read the articles available. There were other incidents.
 

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Hard to dispute evidence like that. It's an obvious case where the only choice was to shoot the fool.
They had other choices; they could have stayed at home and stayed out of it. Despite your thoughts it isn't their job to protect their neighborhood.
 

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Study the video by Officer Tatum.......he discusses the felony in detail and quotes Georgia law.

And living 200 miles away does mean that the builder is not aware of the local neighborhood concerns........which prove to be serious and troubling when you read the articles available. There were other incidents.
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The video-shooter is charged with murder.
"In a news release, the GBI said it charged Bryan with felony murder and criminal contempt to commit false imprisonment."

“Right now, we know that he recorded this video from a very close proximity. According to his attorney, he was home one minute and within minutes, he was behind Ahmaud Arbery with his cellphone, recording his ambush,” Arbery family attorney Lee Merritt said during an appearance on the “Tamron Hall Show” Monday.

“His response to this very loud, violent shotgun shots repeatedly, and someone being murdered in front of him, was silence. He just kept recording. You didn’t hear him gasp. He didn’t cut off the camera. He didn’t intervene. He didn’t honk his horn. And we believe that is because he knew what was about to happen, and he played a role in it.”
 

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The video-shooter is charged with murder.
"In a news release, the GBI said it charged Bryan with felony murder and criminal contempt to commit false imprisonment."
You can find many video's out there where incidents such as this were recorded and they have never arrested the one doing the filming simply because they did not "gasp".

This guy should be acquitted.
 

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The video-shooter is charged with murder.
"In a news release, the GBI said it charged Bryan with felony murder and criminal contempt to commit false imprisonment."

This was on several FB news sites. The comments ran along the lines of, "this guy is just as guilty as the one who pulled the trigger, I hope they all fry".

This is going to get really ugly.
 

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You can find many video's out there where incidents such as this were recorded and they have never arrested the one doing the filming simply because they did not "gasp".

This guy should be acquitted.
Acquitted or not this is going to wreck his life.
 
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