The Glynn County Courthouse in Glynn County, Georgia, was the location of a demonstration on Saturday (16th), in support of Ahmaud Arbery, according to NPR.
A gathering of Arbery’s relatives, including his aunt Thea Brooks and his sister Carla Arbery, was arranged by Arbery’s family, which also included a ride across the area where he was run over during his sprint.
In addition to Brooks’ shirt with a checklist of improvements made in Glynn County and the state of Georgia since her nephew was murdered in February 2020, there was also a note written inside. After Travis McMichael killed 23-year-old Jimmy Scott, the Georgia legislature passed a hate crime statute, repealed citizen arrest laws, and appointed Glynn County’s first African-American police chief.
In Glynn County, the jury selection begins Monday (Oct. 18) for the highly anticipated trial. The process of choosing a jury of 12 men and women for the case could take two weeks or longer according to Ronald Adams, the Glynn County Superior Court Clerk. They have pleaded not guilty and hope to prove their innocence. Greg McMichael and Travis McMichael followed Arbery and his friends with weapons in a pickup truck.
Arbery’s death was accused of federal hate crimes by the McMichaels and William Bryan. Each was indicted on a count of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping. The charges against Greg and Travis also included carrying, using, and brandishing firearms.
In an interview with WJXT in Jacksonville, Brooks jokingly discussed the upcoming trial and her mixed feelings about it. Having no idea what to expect makes it scary, she said, but then it’s exciting because you are eager to see the case through and hope that your hard work over the last year will not be in vain and that the justice you deserve comes your way.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.