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Nearly all-White Arbery murder trial jury consisted of 9 women and 3 men

From CNN’s Alta Spells and Angela Barajas  The trial jury consisting of 11 White jurors and one Black juror found Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their co-defendant William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. — the three men accused of chasing and killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery — guilty of murder. 

There were nine White women, two White men and one Black man serving on the trial jury, with two White women and one White man serving as jury alternates, according to CNN analysis of juror data.… Read more

As Prosecution Rests Case, Kyle Rittenhouse’s Trial Reaches Midway Point

As Prosecution Rests Case, Kyle Rittenhouse’s Trial Reaches Midway Point

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial reached its halfway mark less than a week after it began. According to CNN, the prosecution has called 22 witnesses in six days during the homicide trial of the now 18-year-old who shot and killed two people during a night of demonstrations following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wis. more than a year agoRead more

White Man Who Helped Run Down Ahmaud Arbery With His Truck Never Invoked Citizen’s Arrest

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First on the scene after Ahmaud Arbery was shot, former Glynn County Patrol Officer Ricky Minshew testified that at least one of the defendants failed to invoke citizen’s arrest as a justification at the scene.  

NBC News reported Minshew testified to his conversations with William “Roddie” Bryan upon arriving at the scene. Bryan is accused of hopping in his truck and chasing Arbery along with the McMichaels.  

Minshew said at one point Bryan questioned whether he should’ve even been chasing Arbery.Read more

9-Year-Old Child Among Those Critically Injured in Astroworld Crowd Surge

9-Year-Old Child Among Those Critically Injured in Astroworld Crowd Surge

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Travis Scott’s Astrowold music festival ended in tragedy on Nov. 5 after eight lives were claimed during the deadly crowd surging incident. As Scott, a six-time Grammy-award-winning rapper took the stage shortly after 9 pm, witnesses told CNN that excited crowd-goers pushed towards the front of the stage.

Nine-year-old Ezra Blount was one of several victims critically injured during the frightening incident.… Read more

COVID In Minnesota: Nat’l Guard Arrives As Hospitals Are Overrun With COVID Cases

By Esme MurphyNovember 23, 2021 at 4:45 am

Originally published Nov. 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Federal emergency relief teams from the U.S. Department of Defense are on their way to Minnesota to help doctors and nurses at two Minnesota hospitals. When the rest of the state is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, they’ll be fighting the state’s COVID-19 surge. ADVERTISINGREAD MORE:

COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Hits 11%, More Than 11,000 New Cases Reported

The shortage of ICU beds is so severe, doctors warn emergency care across the state is being compromised.… Read more

Republicans Rigged Congressional Maps To Take Lucy McBath’s Seat So She’s Running In A New District

Switching districts set McBath up to primary freshman legislator Carolyn Bordeaux who currently represents the 7th Congressional District. In a statement posted to Twitter, McBath did not mention her colleague opting instead to frame her run for the 7th Congressional District as a part of a promise made to her son Jordan who was murdered in late 2012.

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