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November 29, 2021  

Barbados: Should it proceed with plans to become fully independent of Britain as a republic? Pros and cons.

 

The United States: Based on recent events, should weapons be prohibited at public gatherings and protests, and right-to-carry laws suspended in the interest of public safety?

November 24, 2021  

Here's what's on Leid Stories today:

The jury is hearing the case against three white men charged with chasing down and killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who they saw jogging through their Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia,on Feb. 23 last year and thought he looked "suspicious." 

The men--Gregory McMichael, 65; his son Travis, 34; and William Bryon, 52-- faced nine counts each at trial--including for malice murder; felony murder (four counts); aggravated assault (two counts); false imprisonment; and criminal intent to commit false imprisonment.

The question today:

Only one person on the 12-member jury is black. Could this affect deliberations amd/or the outcome of the trial?

November 23, 2021  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today.

Defense lawyers for three white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man they saw jogging through their neighborhood and deemed suspicious, are expected to complete their closing arguments, signaling the case may soon head to the jury. 

But the strength of their lawyers' arguments appears shaky. 

Was the killing of Arbery a deliberate, racially motivated attack, or was it the unintended consequence of the actions of an overreaching group of men who saw themselves as community guardians eager to make a citizen's arrest?

Leid Stories listeners have their say

November 22, 2021  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today.

▪︎Defense lawyers in Arbery murder case strike a sour note with judge as they argue clients were attempting to make a citizen's arrest.     

November 19, 2021  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today, as we present another installment of our open forum, "Free Your Mind Friday."

Have a strong opinion about an issue and want to present it for our consideration? 

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November 18, 2021  

Here's what's on Leid Stories today.

We continue discussing noteworthy developments in the case we've been following on Leid Stories -- the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who went on a jog through a white suburb in Georgia on Feb. 23, 2020 and ended up being chased and cornered by three white men. Two of them--a 65-year old man and his 35-year-old son--were armed. The third man, a friend and neighbor of the other two men, began filming with his phone camera. 

As the younger man, who had a shotgun, advanced toward Arbery, Arbery grabbed the weapon and tried to aim it away from his body. The shotgun fired three blasts. Arbery, bleeding badly, fell to the ground and died.

We continue our discussion from yesterday, when the prosecution rested its case. The key question was whether the prosecutor had done a good job during the trial, or whether important points were missed.

The question today: 

How will the defendants explain their actions on that fateful day? 

 

November 17, 2021  

Here's what's on Leid Stories today.

In the Glynn County courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia, state prosecutors yesterday rested their case against three white men -- Gregory McMichael, 64; his 35-year-old son Travis McMichael; and William "Roddie" Bryan, a 52-year-old family friend and neighbor of the Travises.

Leid Stories listeners were on the right track in pointing up major issues in the case as the courtroom battle unfolded, and then again as lawyers for the three defendants hinted at their clients' side of the story.

The questions today: 

Will there be a theme to the defendants' arguments? What should we expect to hear? How will they explain their actions that fateful day, Feb. 23, 2020, when Ahmaud Arbery was jogging through their predominantly white neighborhood but was chased by the trio and brutally killed?

 

November 16, 2021  

We pick up from where we left off yesterday on the trial in Brunswick, Georgia, of three men charged with chasing down and killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he went jogging on Feb. 23, 2020 through a white community near where he lived.

As the second week of the controversial trial proceeds, Leid Stories continues its discussion on major developments in the case and what they might be telling us about how it might end.

Call 888-874-4888 and share your thoughts on air.

November 15, 2021  

︎It's the second week of trial in Brunswick, Georgia, for three white men--including a father and son and a neighbor-- charged in the Feb. 23, 2020 killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he went jogging in a mostly white area near where he lived.

Today on Leid Stories, we discuss major developments in the case and what they might be telling us about the outcome.
November 12, 2021  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today, as we present another installment of our open forum, "Free Your Mind Friday."

Have a strong opinion about an issue and want to present it for our consideration? 

Call 888-874-4888 and share it live on air!

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