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A jury has returned guilty verdicts for three men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia last year.

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor Roddie Bryan were found guilty on all counts including malice murder and felony murder on Wednesday.

The McMichaels pursued Arbery in their pickup truck after they spotted him leaving a home that was under construction in their Satilla Shores subdivision on Feb. 23, 2020.

Travis McMichael claims he shot Arbery in self-defense after Arbery grabbed for his shotgun. Bryan joined the pursuit and recorded the video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery.

The murder would have gone unnoticed, but someone leaked the video online and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.

The three men were arrested and charged following the public uproar.

The guilty verdicts come a week after 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared on all charges in his murder case in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse faced life in prison if convicted of murdering two Antifa activists and wounding a third man during the Jacob Blake riots last summer.

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The judge presiding over the Ahmaud Arbery murder case denied a request by defense attorneys to remove Rev. Jesse Jackson from the courtroom.

Rev. Jackson sat next to Arbery's mother in the courtroom on Monday.

Three white men are on trial in Brunswick, Ga. for pursuing and killing Arbery, who is Black, last summer.

All three defense attorneys requested a mistrial due to Jackson's presence in the courtroom.

The defense attorneys objected to prominent "Black pastors" sitting with the Arbery family in the courtroom because their presence may "influence" the jury.

However, Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley declined the requests.

"The court is not going to single out any particular individual or group of individuals as not being allowed to be in this courtroom as a member of the public," Walmsley said, according to NBC News. "If there is a disruption, you're more than welcome to call that to my attention."

Last week, attorney Kevin Gough objected to Rev. Al Sharpton sitting with the family.

"I have nothing personal against Mr. Sharpton," said Gough, "We don't want any more black pastors in here."

Gough later apologized for his statements.
 

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A defense attorney in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial objected to Rev. Al Sharpton sitting with the family in the courtroom.

Three white men are on trial for pursuing and killing Arbery after he entered a vacant home on Feb. 23, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia.

Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 65, and 52-year-old William "Roddie" Bryan are charged with murder and aggravate assault.

Bryan's attorney objected to "The Right Reverend Al Sharpton" sitting with the family in the back of the courtroom.

"I have nothing personal against Mr. Sharpton," said attorney Kevin Gough who objected to bringing "high-profile members of the African American community" into the courtroom to intimidate and influence the jury.

Gough said:

"To my knowledge, Rev. Al Sharpton has no church in Glynn County... The idea that we're going to be serially bringing these people in to sit with the victim's family one after another. Obviously, there's only so many pastors they can have, if their pastor is Al Sharpton right now that's fine, but that's it. We don't want any more black pastors in here."

Gough said it would be equally unfair if "a bunch of folks came in here dressed like Colonel Sanders with white masks sitting in the back..."

The judge denied his request.
 

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Stacey Abrams says America "can't survive another four years with Donald Trump" in the White House.

The failed gubernatorial candidate disparaged President Trump during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

"Vice President [Joe] Biden has done this job," Abrams said. "He knows what he needs to do to win and what he needs to do to help our country recover from four years of incompetence and chaos."

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Abrams went on to say she believes Biden will make the right choice in picking a woman of color -- specifically her.

She said Biden choosing a woman of color for VP would promote "trust" with the Black community. "Women of color are the strongest part of the Democratic Party."

But Black people are wary of Biden's racist past and reports that he suffers from senile dementia.

"I want to make one thing very clear," said Abrams, "Joe Biden enjoys the trust of communities of color, and he will take no one for granted. I believe he will make the right choice based on what he understands and what his team recommends that he do."

She added, "Vice President Biden understands how critical this election is. With four decades of experience, he also knows the tricks Republicans will use to block change. We can't survive another four years with Donald Trump, and that's why my organization, Fair Fight 2020, is working nationally in 18 states to ensure that we have a president who actually believes in and trusts the American people."

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According to OAN News, Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to endorse Abrams for VP later this week.

Sharpton believes Biden needs help "connecting" with Black voters. He cites Abrams' ability to drive voter turnout as her greatest strength.

"I've said openly that there are Black women that can be on that ticket..." said Sharpton. "I'm excited about Stacey Abrams, who I think brings a lot to this country."

The hashtag #DropOutBiden trended on Twitter over the weekend, driven by the #MeToo movement and progressives who believe Biden's accuser Tara Reade was sexually assaulted by Biden in 1993.

CNN quietly deleted a 1993 episode of Larry King Live from Google's play store that featured Reade's mother calling in to the show to say her daughter had "problems" working for a "prominent senator".

The woman said her daughter did not want her to go to the press out of respect for the unnamed senator.

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