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(Yahoo)   Now that the McMichaels have been found guilty, let's take a long, hard look at the now-former DA who looked the other way and thought everything was fine   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-11-27 8:25:40 AM  
One to five years in prison for what she did is not enough.
 
2021-11-27 8:41:32 AM  
"That's a hot potato, I'm not touching that."

I used to know a bunch of cops who thought like that.  And if they aren't paying attention, then who is?
 
2021-11-27 8:41:41 AM  
FTAAccording to a grand jury indictment, Johnson violated her oath by "showing favor and affection" to Gregory McMichaeland "failing to treat Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity." It also said she obstructed police by "directing that Travis McMichael should not be placed under arrest." Johnson also lost her reelection bid last November because of the Arbery case.

Sounds like violating one's oath of office can have criminal repercussions.

Who else should face criminal charges for violating his oath of office? Could it be ... TFG?
 
2021-11-27 8:51:51 AM  
I hope they end up doing time as well.

How the hell do you look at this and then decide there was no crime (yes, racism and doing favors, I know)
 
2021-11-27 9:02:49 AM  
What a surprise
The look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream
 
2021-11-27 9:13:11 AM  
By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.
 
2021-11-27 9:51:11 AM  

aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.


Those rules and those that follow them must be locked away forever
 
2021-11-27 9:56:29 AM  
By Monday morning, Fox News and AM radio will be complaining that racist white guys can't get away with killing black guys anymore
 
2021-11-27 10:52:28 AM  
Don't lose sight that this has been The Way in certain parts of the country for a very long time and the civil rights era has failed to eradicate it.
 
2021-11-27 11:43:19 AM  
If you remove prosecutorial discretion it could have a real chilling effect on sacks of garbage masquerading as DAs. Just a thought.
 
2021-11-27 11:45:42 AM  

aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.


Those aren't the "old rules".  Cops aren't held accountable.  That's the current state of affairs, if you hadn't noticed.  DAs side with cops until public outcry threatens their job.  Also the current situation.  Black people are still killed by cops and their accomplices, with the expectation of impunity.

The only thing "old" about this is that Greg McMichael is no longer officially a cop.  But he was one and worked with them.  This is a DA looking out for the cops.
 
2021-11-27 11:46:53 AM  
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2021-11-27 11:47:51 AM  
Legal to chase people for suspected burglary if you're not a cop?

Ok let's start with changing those kinds of bullshiat laws.  Nobody should have the power to play cop, except maybe when observing an obvious and life-threatening crime such as murder or kidnapping.
 
2021-11-27 11:48:24 AM  
Throw her in the hole with the others.
 
2021-11-27 11:52:40 AM  

lordjupiter: Legal to chase people for suspected burglary if you're not a cop?

Ok let's start with changing those kinds of bullshiat laws.  Nobody should have the power to play cop, except maybe when observing an obvious and life-threatening crime such as murder or kidnapping.


Legal? Yes. You do not have the same tort protections as an actual police officer so you'd better be damn sure that you are correct. Which at least one of these gape-mouthed MFers should have known having been a police officer.
 
2021-11-27 11:53:04 AM  
This must be pretty bad if the Georgia state cops are arresting white people.
 
2021-11-27 11:54:20 AM  

aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.


Th is is precisely why there is anxiety and concern.  The idea you and your cohorts may not be holding the dominant hand in all dealings.  That there will be accountability for actions and when you fark around you will find it.  They having gone too long farking around and not finding out.
 
2021-11-27 11:55:36 AM  

edmo: Don't lose sight that this has been The Way in certain parts of the country for a very long time and the civil rights era has failed to eradicate it.


Every rural area in the USA. It really is a city vs rural divide everywhere.
 
2021-11-27 11:57:44 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.

Those aren't the "old rules".  Cops aren't held accountable.  That's the current state of affairs, if you hadn't noticed.  DAs side with cops until public outcry threatens their job.  Also the current situation.  Black people are still killed by cops and their accomplices, with the expectation of impunity.

The only thing "old" about this is that Greg McMichael is no longer officially a cop.  But he was one and worked with them.  This is a DA looking out for the cops.


I've also noticed that a lot of DAs and Labs get confused as to which side they are on. They should be on the side of truth and justice. Sometimes they choose the police over truth and justice.

/ to be fair...we do not train cops to peacefully resolve situations.
 
2021-11-27 11:57:45 AM  
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I like how this has the feel of a mugshot.  And the label "Ex-District Attorney" will suffice, until Disgraced District Attorney comes into play.  Hopefully, we'll see Convicted District Attorney sometime,

And now I know what an old Karen looks like.
 
2021-11-27 11:59:17 AM  

aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.


There should really be some academic study on the this sort of thing.  An analytical race thesis if you will.
 
2021-11-27 11:59:34 AM  
Gubbo: How the hell do you look at this and then decide there was no crime (yes, racism and doing favors, I know)

If there hadn't of been some video of the crime, they probably would have gone free.

Like his mother said, this was an anomaly, but she is happy it worked out in their favor this time.
 
2021-11-27 12:00:27 PM  
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2021-11-27 12:00:44 PM  
It's bananas to me how white racists think they own the south.
 
2021-11-27 12:01:35 PM  

iheartscotch: lordjupiter: Legal to chase people for suspected burglary if you're not a cop?

Ok let's start with changing those kinds of bullshiat laws.  Nobody should have the power to play cop, except maybe when observing an obvious and life-threatening crime such as murder or kidnapping.

Legal? Yes. You do not have the same tort protections as an actual police officer so you'd better be damn sure that you are correct. Which at least one of these gape-mouthed MFers should have known having been a police officer.


What makes that awkward is cops are not required to actually know the law...
 
2021-11-27 12:02:44 PM  
It cannot be said enough: If the video hadn't been leaked, charges would have never been brought.
 
2021-11-27 12:04:57 PM  

tricycleracer: It's bananas to me how white racists think they own the south whole damn country.


fixed
 
2021-11-27 12:05:42 PM  
FTA: Gregory McMichael had worked in Johnson's office in Glynn County as an investigator up until 2019 and was a former police officer. McMichael reportedly called Johnson after the murder, leaving a message seeking advice.

"Jackie, this is Greg," CNN reports McMichael said in the voice message. "Could you call me as soon as you possibly can? My [inaudible] and I been involved in a shooting and I need some advice right away. Could you please call me, as soon as you possibly can? Thanks. Bye."


To the FARK attorneys:  can Greg McMichael flip on Jackie Johnson in regards to the contents of his conversation with her in order to get a sentence recommendation from the District Attorney's office ("life with the possibility of parole" instead of "life without parole")?
 
2021-11-27 12:10:04 PM  

iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.

Those aren't the "old rules".  Cops aren't held accountable.  That's the current state of affairs, if you hadn't noticed.  DAs side with cops until public outcry threatens their job.  Also the current situation.  Black people are still killed by cops and their accomplices, with the expectation of impunity.

The only thing "old" about this is that Greg McMichael is no longer officially a cop.  But he was one and worked with them.  This is a DA looking out for the cops.

I've also noticed that a lot of DAs and Labs get confused as to which side they are on. They should be on the side of truth and justice. Sometimes they choose the police over truth and justice.

/ to be fair...we do not train cops to peacefully resolve situations.


They're not confused at all.  Labs - who work for the cops - are on the side of truth and justice as much as HR is on the side of the workers.  DAs - whose job is to win cases - are in the business of getting convictions.  They are on the side of the cops who bring them people to convict and the evidence to do so.  Whether it's the truth is completely irrelevant, if the evidence holds.

Cops, labs, DAs... ICE, Prisons, "detention centers", jails...  all the same team.  The public is their opponent.
 
2021-11-27 12:12:51 PM  

tricycleracer: It's bananas to me how white racists think they own the south.


Well, I can go 40 minutes in every direction from Austin and travel back in time. I try not to do that if I can help it.
 
2021-11-27 12:14:00 PM  

JerkStore: Throw her in the hole with the others.


Ok throw her in the hole
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2021-11-27 12:17:16 PM  
Another racist piece of trash bites the dust. Good. Keep going.
 
2021-11-27 12:17:24 PM  

aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.


It's almost as if the racism somehow worked its way into the system.  Not sure how to describe that...
 
2021-11-27 12:17:38 PM  

transporter_ii: Gubbo: How the hell do you look at this and then decide there was no crime (yes, racism and doing favors, I know)

If there hadn't of been some video of the crime, they probably would have gone free.

Like his mother said, this was an anomaly, but she is happy it worked out in their favor this time.


That's the insane part about all this. They were so sure they were right that they are the ones who recorded it as well as released it to "clear" their names
 
2021-11-27 12:18:13 PM  

hammettman: I like how this has the feel of a mugshot.


That's because it IS a mugshot. That's her booking photo
 
2021-11-27 12:25:36 PM  

HighOnCraic: aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.

It's almost as if the racism somehow worked its way into the system.  Not sure how to describe that...


You could develop theories about it and teach them to other for further analysis...
 
2021-11-27 12:30:16 PM  

iheartscotch: lordjupiter: Legal to chase people for suspected burglary if you're not a cop?

Ok let's start with changing those kinds of bullshiat laws.  Nobody should have the power to play cop, except maybe when observing an obvious and life-threatening crime such as murder or kidnapping.

Legal? Yes. You do not have the same tort protections as an actual police officer so you'd better be damn sure that you are correct. Which at least one of these gape-mouthed MFers should have known having been a police officer.


Or, as I said, change the sh#tty law.
 
2021-11-27 12:30:55 PM  

Airius: HighOnCraic: aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.

It's almost as if the racism somehow worked its way into the system.  Not sure how to describe that...

You could develop theories about it and teach them to other for further analysis...


Like a.... critique.....or something.
 
2021-11-27 12:37:16 PM  

Loki009: transporter_ii: Gubbo: How the hell do you look at this and then decide there was no crime (yes, racism and doing favors, I know)

If there hadn't of been some video of the crime, they probably would have gone free.

Like his mother said, this was an anomaly, but she is happy it worked out in their favor this time.

That's the insane part about all this. They were so sure they were right that they are the ones who recorded it as well as released it to "clear" their names


Yup, they would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for their meddling selves.
 
2021-11-27 12:39:23 PM  

thornhill: It cannot be said enough: If the video hadn't been leaked, charges would have never been brought.


What I find insane is they actually thought the video would help their case.
 
2021-11-27 12:42:53 PM  

phaseolus: tricycleracer: It's bananas to me how white racists think they own the south whole damn country.

fixed


It's really easy to be a casual white supremacist in a lot of parts of this country.  I've met Vermonters who are liberal in basically every aspect of liberalism but if a black man showed up in town they would lose their mind.
 
2021-11-27 12:49:28 PM  

BizarreMan: thornhill: It cannot be said enough: If the video hadn't been leaked, charges would have never been brought.

What I find insane is they actually thought the video would help their case.


"You see him being all uppity and not allowing us to beat him half-to-death and then hang him from a tree as an example to other coloreds? How could you not shoot him to death for struggling against us at that point?!"
 
2021-11-27 12:58:03 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: hammettman: I like how this has the feel of a mugshot.

That's because it IS a mugshot. That's her booking photo


You know how I know that I didn't RTFA?
 
2021-11-27 1:01:17 PM  
Not just her, but Waycross DA George Barnhill too, who wrote a letter saying that he saw nothing to charge and that Arbery shot himself by pulling the shotgun.

Jackson and Barnhill need to see the inside of a cell.

Or a hole.
 
2021-11-27 1:23:41 PM  

transporter_ii: Gubbo: How the hell do you look at this and then decide there was no crime (yes, racism and doing favors, I know)

If there hadn't of been some video of the crime, they probably would have gone free.

Like his mother said, this was an anomaly, but she is happy it worked out in their favor this time.


Indeed, and the video was only released was because one of the perps believed it would exonerate them--that's why he made the video to begin with.

Let that sink in.
 
2021-11-27 1:24:48 PM  

Airius: HighOnCraic: aaronx: By the old rules, the ones she grew up with, she did all the expected things.

The old rules were really really racist.

It's almost as if the racism somehow worked its way into the system.  Not sure how to describe that...

You could develop theories about it and teach them to other for further analysis...


As long as you're not too critical of the system.
 
2021-11-27 1:37:20 PM  

tricycleracer: It's bananas to me how white racists think they own the south.


What's REALLY bananas is how often they're right.
 
2021-11-27 1:56:27 PM  

refudiate: Not just her, but Waycross DA George Barnhill too, who wrote a letter saying that he saw nothing to charge and that Arbery shot himself by pulling the shotgun.

Jackson and Barnhill need to see the inside of a cell.

Or a hole.


Who's son worked in Jackson's office.

Just be glad that the older McMichael was dumb enough to release the video right after the case started to gain some attention. Without that, this almost certainly would've remained an obscure news item forgotten by most.
 
2021-11-27 2:15:54 PM  

swahnhennessy: Who's son worked in Jackson's office.

Just be glad that the older McMichael was dumb enough to release the video right after the case started to gain some attention. Without that, this almost certainly would've remained an obscure news item forgotten by most.


Whose, moron.
 
2021-11-27 2:43:12 PM  

swahnhennessy: swahnhennessy: Who's son worked in Jackson's office.

Just be glad that the older McMichael was dumb enough to release the video right after the case started to gain some attention. Without that, this almost certainly would've remained an obscure news item forgotten by most.

Whose, moron.


Slow your roll. I won't have you insult Swahnhennessy like that.
 
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