"Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist

As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of Jurisprudence at Slate about her piece titled, “Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?” She says claims of self-defense from armed white people serve …
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White Supremacy on Trial: From Rittenhouse in Kenosha to Killers of Ahmaud Arbery, Will They Go Free?

Kyle Rittenhouse took to the stand on Wednesday before his defense team asked for a mistrial with prejudice in the case. If a mistrial is granted, Rittenhouse cannot be tried again, though the judge did not immediately rule on the request and said jury deliberations could begin on Monday. Now 18 years old, Rittenhouse was …
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Ben Crump on the Start of Trials for Kyle Rittenhouse & the Killers of Ahmed Arbery

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Before we head to Glasgow for the U.N. climate summit, we’re going to stay right here at home in the United States. The murder trial begins today …
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Ben Crump on the Start of Trials for Kyle Rittenhouse & the Killers of Ahmaud Arbery

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Before we head to Glasgow for the U.N. climate summit, we’re going to stay right here at home in the United States. The murder trial begins today …
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“Blackwater’s Youngest Victim”: 9-Year-Old Ali Kinani Was Among Victims of Trump’s Pardoned Killers

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. President Trump’s pardon of four former Blackwater mercenaries convicted for their role in a massacre in Baghdad has sparked outrage in Iraq. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said the decision …
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