November 24, 2021

SO I DIDN’T FOLLOW THE ARBERY CASE THAT CLOSELY, but the verdict seems reasonable. There was no self-defense, and while the Georgia citizens’ arrest statute is vague, I very much doubt that the trio in this case had simply parsed the law incorrectly. Lots of non-nefarious people check out construction, and nobody was in danger from Arbery. But note this: Ahmaud Arbery Case Highlights Problem of Insider Favoritism in Law Enforcement. This is a very real problem.

UPDATE: This is a very real solution:

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