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Thu May 21, 2020, 08:17 PM

Man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested, GBI says

Source: CNN

William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. Bryan witnessed the deadly encounter between Travis McMichael and Arbery on February 23 from a vehicle behind a pickup that stopped in the road. Gregory McMichael, who was in the bed of the pickup during the shooting, told police that Bryan had tried to help them stop Arbery earlier, according to an incident report.

Kevin Gough, an attorney for Bryan, said Monday that Bryan had taken a polygraph test that confirmed he was not involved in the shooting.

Bryan was unarmed at the time of shooting and that Bryan did not have any conversation with Gregory or Travis McMichael before the shooting, Gough said, citing test results.

Bryan took the test voluntarily, said Gough, who referred to his client as the state's "star witness." The GBI, which is conducting the investigation into Arbery's death, said Bryan, 50, was arrested Thursday and will face charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Bryan will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, where the McMichaels are being held on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/us/roddie-bryan-arrested-ahmaud-arbery-case/index.html

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npk Thursday OP
RainCaster Thursday #1
marble falls Thursday #3
moriah Friday #20
marble falls Friday #21
pbmus Saturday #23
marble falls Saturday #24
pbmus Saturday #25
marble falls Saturday #26
Runningdawg Thursday #4
obamanut2012 Friday #22
Lochloosa Thursday #5
Alex4Martinez Thursday #10
densan Thursday #15
marble falls Thursday #2
djacq Thursday #6
Thomas Hurt Thursday #7
Dave Starsky Thursday #8
roamer65 Thursday #11
SkyDaddy7 Friday #18
RainCaster Thursday #9
sop Thursday #12
oldsoftie Thursday #13
TeamPooka Thursday #14
Jamastiene Thursday #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday #17
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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:23 PM

1. Huh?

I an see that he is a material witness, but a perp?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:27 PM

3. Nothing like a little serious felony charge to make a witness totally forthcoming. I think his ...

preemptive meaningless polygraph test pissed of the cops.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:32 AM

20. I had written the new DA requesting pretty much exactly these charges.

He wasn't a "witness", he was an active participant -- the one that chased him with a deadly weapon, his truck, into the armed roadblock his accomplices had set up.

If a black kid can get a felony murder conviction because he gave into peer pressure, committed a felony, but didn't hold a gun... a middle-aged white male who got peer-pressured into taking the law into his own hands can, too.

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Response to moriah (Reply #20)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:41 AM

21. That seems a pretty accurate discription. At the very least he conspired. They went armed ...

they were anticipating shooting someone. They thought the camera would "clear" them, all it did was work against them, it demonstrated prior planning and intent.

I imagine dad is trying to bargain to clear his son and the photographer will sink them and he'll get some time, too. The son looks like he'll fold like a cheap suit.

The big question is: how much time will a southern judge give a white ex-cop.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #21)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:23 PM

23. TROHFURL OR, the rest of his fucked up redneck life...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #23)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:29 PM

24. They may make an example out of them, but the dad being a cop is still a wild card.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #24)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:38 PM

25. When will we all scream...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #25)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:01 PM

26. "Cops get away with murder" is no exageration. They almost made a clean getaway this time ...

with a not even an arrest.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:29 PM

4. He was a willing participant from the beginning.

He has admitted he filmed the incident to exonerate the man and his son should the courts get involved. Now I hope they arrest the family member who was posting pics of the body to snapchat before the REAL cops arrived.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:41 AM

22. JFC I somehow missed that part about the body

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:31 PM

5. There is a question about "herding" him towards the two in the truck.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:49 PM

10. He was filming because it was a pack attack, they boxed in their victim.

Used two cars to block off their victim, the video was a groovy memento that they provided to the police the day it happened, showing, he thought, that they were in the right.

They were on the phone to each other and carried out the chase down together.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:23 PM

15. Perp

Driving relatively slowly on the wrong side of the road on a blind curve...

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:25 PM

2. Someone's going to turn on the McMichaels and get some time, too.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:40 PM

6. Let's call it for what it is... Lynching.

Lynching, a form of violence in which a mob,

under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offender,

often after inflicting torture and corporal mutilation.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:44 PM

7. While he may well be complicit in the murder...

I can't help but think this was meant to intimidate a witness to save the DA's cop friend.

Have to see how this shakes out.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:44 PM

8. These guys are going to roll over on each other like bowling pins.

None of these weekend race warrior gun humpers has the stomach for the state pen, and they sure as hell aren't gonna take one for "the team".

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #8)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:58 PM

11. They are gonna roll on each other in order to avoid the death penalty.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #11)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:26 AM

18. Death Penalty???

I live in Georgia...Born & raised...Theyíre not gonna get the death penalty. If the DA seeks it theyíll never get 12 jurors to vote for it.

...I HOPE IM WRONG!!!! Even though Iím against the death penalty I would like to be wrong simply for the fact it would mean things are changing.

...If that makes sense?

I donít think a white man has ever got the death penalty in Georgia or maybe anywhere in the South for killing a black man. If so, itís extremely rare.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:48 PM

9. This sure is a fucked up mess

I had no idea that this was so insideous.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:02 PM

12. I hope Joyette Holmes, the black female lead prosecutor appointed by the Georgia AG, looks into

the actions of the first prosecutors in this case. But for the video's release (leaked?), this homicide was well on its way to being covered up.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:04 PM

13. Felony murder isnt going to cut it with this guy.

They're just unloading the truck to try to fix the earlier coverup

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:35 PM

14. good. enjoy prison mister.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:18 PM

16. Good.

I wondered why he was getting away with taking part in that lynching. He was every bit a part of it as they were, even if he "only" filmed it. You know he filmed it so the sickos could watch it over again. I got their number. Living in Trump/redneckland has taught me what these fuckers are really like. I'm glad to see his ass arrested too.

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Response to npk (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:20 PM

17. Good

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Response to npk (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:55 AM

19. But he is a family man, NASCAR fan, and enjoys rock and roll

Alan Tucker, a criminal defense lawyer in Brunswick who was not retained to represent anyone in the case, said he released the video to promote "absolute transparency." Gough told USA TODAY that Bryan and his family have been harassed in recent weeks.

"Roddie is a family man, NASCAR fan, and enjoys rock and roll. He is not now, and never has been, a 'vigilante'," Gough said in a statement earlier this month. He added Bryan was a witness to a crime.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/21/ahmaud-arbery-william-bryan-jr-shooting-arrested/5240331002/

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