Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Nothing Much Has Changed in the South

A judge ruled Wednesday that he’ll seat one Black juror and 11 whites to decide the trial of the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery, despite prosecutors’ objections that several Black potential jurors were cut because of their race.

Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley acknowledged that “intentional discrimination” by attorneys for the three white defendants charged in the death of the Black man appeared to have shaped jury selection. But he said Georgia law limited his authority to intervene.

It's the same old Southern shit. "Oh, there's a colorable reason for excluding that jury" is a time-won excuse. And it's pretty much bullshit, as has been proven over time. White man kills a Black man, load the jury with white people. Black man kills a white dude, pack the jury with white people.

Anyone really believe that this cake isn't baked?

1 comment:

Richard said...

I hope that some of those jurors have a conscience. Are they all men? I would hope that women could have something to say about this.