Political Rewind: Jury selection in Arbery trial protested by prosecutors, public
Zyon Thorpe is surrounded by signs in support of Ahmaud Arbery outside of the Glynn County Courthouse during a rally on Oct. 16. Credit: Riley Bunch, GPB News
Thursday on Political Rewind: The jury selection tasked with deciding the fate of Travis and Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan was announced Wednesday. The three men stand trial for murder in the shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.
Prosecutors protested the jury selection, arguing its makeup does not match the demographics of Glynn County. Eleven white jurors and one Black juror were chosen to hear the case.
Meanwhile in the state Capitol, legislators settled into the main business of their special session: redrawing the political maps of Georgia. Will Republicans expand their control or cede ground to Democrats as they reshape the electoral landscape?
Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver — State representative (D-Decatur)
Edward Lindsey — Former Georgia state representative
Fred Smith — Professor of constitutional law, Emory University
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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