The upcoming criminal trial for Brett Hankison, a former Louisville police detective involved in Breonna Taylor's killing - but not charged for her killing Breonna Taylor -- will be open to the press, a Kentucky judge ruled Thursday, delivering him a legal setback.
Rev. Jesse Jackson attended the court proceedings in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death days after defense attorney Kevin Gough declared in front of a judge and jury that “We don’t want any more Black pastors here.”
Glynn County police Sgt. Roderic Nohilly testified that when speaking with Greg McMichael at police headquarters after the shooting, Greg told him Arbery “wasn’t out for no Sunday jog. He was getting the hell out of there,” and that he, Travis and William Bryan had him "trapped like a rat.”
The Judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial dismissed a juror on the third day of deliberation because they told a joke to the courtroom deputy about the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Those eight selected thus far allegedly were among the few who hadn’t had hardened opinions on the case, but two of the eight selected said they knew the defendants
Many feel that Chauvin's guilty verdict could launch massive reform in policing across the country, but with the simultaneous killing of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, there is undoubtedly more work left to do.
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