THE RACIST ANIMALS WHO HUNTED AND MURDERED AHMAUD ARBERY DON’T WANT HIM TO BE REFERRED TO AS A VICTIM IN COURT…AND THEY DO NOT WANT “THEIR" RACIST VANITY PLATES SHOWN.
The vanity plate includes a Confederate flag on the front of the pick up truck that was used to chase Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020 in a Brunswick neighborhood before he was shot to death.
Father and son Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael said the license plate on Travis' truck "is not relevant and would be prejudicial," according to a motion filed on Sept. 30 asking the judge to ban it from trial.
The McMichaels’ lawyers have also filed a motion asking that prosecutors be barred from referring to Arbery as a “victim." IF AHMAUD ARBERY IS NOT A VICTIM, WHAT THE HELL IS HE?
The motion also alleges that prosecutors hope to use the Confederate emblem on the truck to do the following:
"1. To draw the conclusion that Mr. Arbery saw the vanity plate, that he interpreted its meaning, and that he feared the occupants in the truck because of this vanity plate, which is why he ran away from the truck and ...
"2. To create the inference that Travis McMichael placed the vanity plate on his truck in order to telegraph some reprehensible motive, bias, or prejudice, which is not true."
"... The fact that defendant Travis McMichael knowingly, intentionally and purposefully attached vanity plate to the front of his truck for all the world to see, has nothing to do with the State's strategic decision regarding third party communications that show racial animus," prosecutors stated in their response to the motion to ban images of plate. "Defendant Travis Michael's choice, and the fact that this vanity plate was on the front of his pick-up truck on Feb. 23, 2020, are intrinsic evidence in this case and can be fully be used by the State to illustrate the intent and motive of Travis McMichael."
WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE RACISM.
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Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.