Three Cowards Going to Prison

SethBullock

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I think the jury's verdict was correct. At first, I wondered if William Bryan would be convicted of murder. He was the one who took the cell phone video, and, unlike the McMichaels, he was not armed. But he did take an active role in trying to stop Arbery from escaping, and there was a dent in his truck from contact with Arbery. Since he took part in the illegal activity against Arbery, it makes him criminally liable for whatever outcome there is. Not knowing one of the McMichaels would end up killing Arbery is not a defense. It's like when the plan is to rob a store, and someone is the getaway driver. The plan may not be to kill the clerk, but if the clerk fights back and gets killed, the getaway driver is criminally liable for murder just like the shooter. So I think all three verdicts are correct.

Just a couple of thoughts about this case ...

First ...

The victim was a black man. The defendants were white, and this took place in a Deep South state. The judge was white. The prosecutor was white. The defense lawyers were white. The jury was almost all white, and they reached a unanimous verdict of guilty in a relatively short time. And I believe those white jurors reached the correct verdict because it was the correct verdict to reach. There is a message here for the whole nation.

And second ...

The Rittenhouse trial and the Arbery trial had one glaring similarity, and that similarity is the "doctrine of the primary aggressor". Rittenhouse was found not guilty because every person he shot was the aggressor against him. Like in the Arbery case, Rittenhouse was trying to escape his attackers. In the Arbery case, the defendants were all found guilty because they were the aggressors. The attempted defense of "self defense" didn't work because they were the aggressors.

The message here is that if you start it, don't expect the law and the courts to back you up.
 

Shellandshilo1956

Active member
I think the jury's verdict was correct. At first, I wondered if William Bryan would be convicted of murder. He was the one who took the cell phone video, and, unlike the McMichaels, he was not armed. But he did take an active role in trying to stop Arbery from escaping, and there was a dent in his truck from contact with Arbery. Since he took part in the illegal activity against Arbery, it makes him criminally liable for whatever outcome there is. Not knowing one of the McMichaels would end up killing Arbery is not a defense. It's like when the plan is to rob a store, and someone is the getaway driver. The plan may not be to kill the clerk, but if the clerk fights back and gets killed, the getaway driver is criminally liable for murder just like the shooter. So I think all three verdicts are correct.

Just a couple of thoughts about this case ...

First ...

The victim was a black man. The defendants were white, and this took place in a Deep South state. The judge was white. The prosecutor was white. The defense lawyers were white. The jury was almost all white, and they reached a unanimous verdict of guilty in a relatively short time. And I believe those white jurors reached the correct verdict because it was the correct verdict to reach. There is a message here for the whole nation.

And second ...

The Rittenhouse trial and the Arbery trial had one glaring similarity, and that similarity is the "doctrine of the primary aggressor". Rittenhouse was found not guilty because every person he shot was the aggressor against him. Like in the Arbery case, Rittenhouse was trying to escape his attackers. In the Arbery case, the defendants were all found guilty because they were the aggressors. The attempted defense of "self defense" didn't work because they were the aggressors.

The message here is that if you start it, don't expect the law and the courts to back you up.
I agree that these 3 racist bigots going to jail for life, was certainly a no-brainer decision. However, the same results should have happened in the Rittenhouse trial. But the Judge was just another fucking bigoted moron. Who clearly and purposely tipped the scales of justice in favor of Kyle Rittenhouse.

 
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