Opinion: There is no conceivable justification for the defense’s treatment of Ahmaud Arbery
Does the condition of Arbery’s toenails have anything to do with whether the person who shot him committed murder? Are not. There is no conceivable justification for Hogue, as an advocate for his clients, to quote such details, other than a blatant attempt to paint a picture bearing the code. race number in the jurors’ mind that Arbery was inferior to humans, as a filthy beast a legitimate threat. Someone whose members of the jury—nearly all of them are white—may also not want to be in their vicinity. It appears to be a naked plot to weaponize White’s fear to secure an acquittal for her client.
And now here’s Arbery, with his toenail condition used to justify his murderous actions.
The question now is whether the judges will blame it – or whether, after so many changes and so many things remaining the same, how will they find these disgusting tactics. I hope that as they weigh, whatever outcome they reach, they will refuse to blame this attempted victim and pursue justice for Ahmaud Arbery. But the long history that has set the stage for Arbery’s murder, and that is affecting the defense strategies of his pursuers and the one who pulled the trigger, won’t disappear when the jury is out. make a judgment. It is up to all of us: To name these racists, to understand their insidiousness and to reject them.