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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:04 PM

Georgia prosecutor booked into jail for mishandling Ahmaud Arbery case

Source: Raw Story

The former prosecutor charged with misconduct in the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked into a Georgia jail the same day three men were convicted of murdering the Black jogger.

Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in Wednesday morning at the Glynn County jail and later released on her own recognizance after she was indicted last week on a felony charge of violating her oath of office and a misdemeanor count of obstructing police, reported the Associated Press.

The 49-year-old Johnson allegedly used her authority to discourage police from making arrests in the 25-year-old Arbery's killing

Three men -- Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan -- were found guilty Wednesday afternoon on a variety of charges, including murder, in the killing.

They were not charged in the killing for 74 days and only after public outcry following the online leak of a video of the fatal confrontation.

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Reply Georgia prosecutor booked into jail for mishandling Ahmaud Arbery case (Original post)
Tom Yossarian Joad Nov 25 OP
ItsjustMe Nov 25 #1
brush Nov 25 #2
RockRaven Nov 25 #3
bluestarone Nov 25 #4
Scruffy1 Nov 25 #6
DENVERPOPS Nov 25 #12
christx30 Nov 25 #7
Mawspam2 Nov 25 #5
calimary Nov 25 #8
Canoe52 Nov 25 #14
dchill Nov 25 #9
Hekate Nov 25 #10
Upthevibe Nov 25 #11
OnlinePoker Nov 25 #13
Dan Nov 25 #15
Martin68 Nov 25 #16
The Unmitigated Gall Nov 25 #17
The Jungle 1 Nov 26 #18
wryter2000 Nov 26 #19
qwlauren35 Nov 26 #20
riversedge Nov 27 #21

Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:08 PM

1. Good News

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:10 PM

2. Well, being a complicit racist sure fu_ked up her life. Too bad, so sad.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:18 PM

3. How many previous cases did she mishandle as a favor before getting caught this time?

It would be remarkable if she got caught the very first time she abused her position. Public scrutiny and oversight is rarely as intense as it became in this case. Most actions of most prosecutors are out of sight, out of mind to the public and politicians.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:23 PM

4. THIS!

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:58 PM

6. That has been on my mind ever since reporting started on this case.

As an investigator one of the murderers would probably know of or be an accomplice of any corruption or malfeasance involved. That fact that she was active in preventing his arrest smells to high heaven. The DA who took over the case after she recused herself also refused to bring charges with undue haste and little investigation. I highly recommend the book "Devil in the Grove" by Gilbert King for a look at how corrupt and racist local governments can be. The four victims of this tragedy were just pardoned after 72 years. Whenever I think of similar cases I can't help but comparing our current Supremes to judges like Joe Douglas and Thurgood Marshall. Marshall spent years defending clients with no money in racist backwater places and argued many cases in the supreme court. He was lucky not to be murdered. Our current crop has no criminal defense experience. The last one appointed had never even practiced law. I think that to them law is just an academic exercise.
I am not really celebrating the jury's decision. It was a good thing, but if one of the defendant's lawyers hadn't made the decision to make the video public or if there was no video they would have probably walked.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:10 PM

12. Agreed

Can't imagine the Chief of Police, along with the District Attorney, and many others weren't guilty of obstruction of justice, etc etc

They should also take it out of local judges/courts and IMO make it a Federal Case under the Hate Crimes Statutes..........

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:21 PM

7. And how many other prosecutors did the same thing

to sweep lynching murders under the rug?
And how many prosecutors have lied about evidence and witness statements to put innocent people in prison. At least once a week, I see a story about someone being released after 12-20 years, in prison for police or prosecutorial misconduct. Never seen anyone involved imprisoned for stealing a personís life.

Glad this prosecutor is going to prison. Hopefully sheís the first of many.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:58 PM

5. Enjoy the prison turkey.

Turkey.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:21 PM

8. All I've got is...

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:14 PM

14. Tatertots and pears!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:23 PM

9. "...her own recognizance..." isn't worth spit.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:37 PM

10. Very good news, this. How soon is her disbarment?



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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:54 PM

11. Hekate...

She REALLY needs to be disbarred....

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:12 PM

13. Based on the Reuters piece last year about judicial misconduct, not very soon.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:26 PM

15. I wouldn't have said "mishandling", I would have said

Something that implied a corrupt and criminal intent.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:32 PM

16. Now that's Justice!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:37 PM

17. It's not often you see a prosecutor answering for misconduct.

Iím enjoying this.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 08:23 AM

18. But But But

There is no racism in America anymore!!!!!
Ahmaud Arbery's 2020 lynching is exactly what happened thousands and thousands of times after and before the civil war.
WWII veterans were even lynched with no justice ever handed out.
On September 9, 1948, a group of white men shot and killed a 28-year-old Black veteran named Isaiah Nixon outside of his home and in front of his wife and six children, just hours after he defied threats and voted in the local primary election in Montgomery County, Georgia. Two white men arrested and charged with his death were later acquitted by all-white juries.
One of many. Understand that lynching were not always hangings. Many times they were prolonged periods of torture followed by murder. Sometimes the victim was just shot.
Isaiah Nixon was killed because he voted. These racist pigs are afraid of the same thing today. Nothing has changed. They do not want minorities to vote. They are particularly scared now because the demographics are no on their side. VOTE and honor Isaiah's
America got the conviction this time. But you can bet these three slime were positive they were going to get away with murder. They were local heroes for 74 days.

We must convince Americans to vote. How about we start telling stories like Isaiah Nixon's. What better reason does anyone need to vote. Isaiah wants you to vote! Isaiah demands you vote! Ahmaud wants you to vote! Ahmaud demands you vote!
Hey Lincoln Project ya listening. Make it happen.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:53 AM

19. This makes me so happy

Good 'ol boy justice to be punished.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:37 PM

20. Mishandling? Who came up with that word?

Obstruction of Justice comes a lot closer.

Cover-up works.



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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:18 AM

21. Good.

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