The trial against Ahmaud Arbery’s killers, Travis and Greg McMichaels and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., is more than a trial of three white supremacist murderers. At first, the county prosecutor refused to even prosecute them, citing “citizen’s arrest” defense. Then the judge allowed Black jurors to be struck for speaking out against racism. Georgia journalist and activist Anoa Changa, host of the podcast ‘The Way with Anoa,’ argues that the case is putting the whole Georgia court system on trial.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.