The three whites are accused of hating the government after they chased and shot an unarmed black man.
Three white people from the US government in Georgia are due to appear before a magistrate in a state of anti-government protest. assassination of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was fired and shot after being seen running in the area of his opponents in February 2020.
The arrests before US Judge Benjamin Cheesbro were to be held on Tuesday afternoon, with state prosecutors continuing their case as a case of murder still awaits three defendants: Greg McMichael, his eldest son Travis McMichael, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan.
A Georgia judge has set a national court case in October and will hear a verdict this week.
Arbery’s assassination took place during the summer of a US anti-justice protest, much to the chagrin of his detractors, who were released for two months.
The men were not charged with murder until the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took the case to local police after a murder cell – seized by Bryan – was released.
On February 23 last year, McMichaels, who was armed, followed Arbery, who was unarmed, in a pickup truck passing their home, according to authorities.
Bryan followed another car and took a video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery three times near the gun.
On April 28 this year, the Justice Department also ordered McMichaels and Bryan to violate Arbery’s human rights and attempted kidnapping of people using their cars and guns to place him. McMichaels was also charged with the use of a firearm in connection with a criminal offense.
A state ruling states that all three men used unlicensed force to “injure, threaten and harass” the black boy “because of the color and race of Arbery”.
If found guilty of violating Arbery’s rights, he could be sentenced to a longer term in prison.
The Civil War Act was repealed
McMichaels and Bryan’s defense lawyers insist they have done nothing.
McMichaels’ lawyers say they fired Arbery because they thought he was a thief who was recorded on video inside a nearby building under construction. It is alleged that Travis McMichael shot Arbery in fear for his life while fighting with a gun.
Opponents say Arbery was just running away and there is no evidence that Arbery stole anything from the house.
Supreme Court Judge Timothy Walmsley on Friday ordered the trial to begin on October 18, with McMichaels and Bryan standing in court.
The judge has scheduled a hearing for 12 cases on Wednesday and Thursday.
Walmsley must decide whether a court of law should be allowed to hear incontrovertible evidence of Arbery’s actions before the law and racist messages and a social networking site created or shared by men who chased and killed her.
On Monday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp repealed the Civil War Act that allows citizens to arrest people if they have committed a crime in their presence. The order was made by the prosecutor who was charged with Arbery’s charge that the shooting was justified.
Human rights activists say the law is rife with discrimination and was used to justify black killings.
In May 2020, Georgia’s attorney general announced that he had been investigated on charges of murdering Arbery – Brunswick State Attorney Jackie Johnson and Waycross County Attorney George Barnhill – for alleged wrongdoing. Johnson had a temporary dispute because he had previously worked with senior McMichael, a retired police officer. He forwarded the case to Barnhill, who later found out, contacted McMichael.
Barnhill later concluded after meeting with Glynn police that the three had not committed any crime.
Last month, the courts in Minneapolis, Minnesota was accused by former police officer Derek Chauvin second and third murders and manslaughter May 25, 2020 assassination of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.