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Just before the trial of Mr Aubrey's killers began, USA Today reported on the jury...

It consisted of 9 women and 3 men: the sole black juror was a man. (The alternates were 2 women and 1 man.) Their individual responses to the standard questions are summarized in the article.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/11/07/ahmaud-arbery-trial-jury-what-we-know/6269841001/

The 12-person jury consists of at least two retired law enforcement officers, a former nurse and a clinician. Another has a background in psychology.

Several said they previously served on a jury. Four indicated they own firearms. Four said they believe police do not treat white and Black people equally. Four said they have lived in Glynn County for less than five years. Nearly all said they'd seen the video of the killing.

These profiles were built around the limited information made available to media throughout the jury selection process. The court declined to release details about race or age. Here's what we know about the jurors, with some identifying information retracted.


One described the video as 'obscene'. And, from a juror described as a retired IT professional:

Have you seen the cellphone video? The woman said she doesn’t have time to watch a lot of TV but thinks she has seen the cellphone video two or three times. "I just wonder why they didn’t call a cop instead of doing what they did," she said.

Does race factor into this case? "I would assume that."
Posted by Princess Turandot | Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:34 PM (2 replies)

USA Today wrote a piece on this back in 2016, before the election..

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/01/donald-trump-lawsuits-legal-battles/84995854/

They identified 3,500 cases, 1,900 where he was plaintiff, 1,450 where he was the defendant, and 150 which were legal matters rather than lawsuits, such bankruptcy filings.

The article has an exhibit where they break out the various actions by source/subject. (If you use your browser's find-in-page function, usually ctrl-F, search for: Trump lawsuits by the numbers )

1,700 of the cases related to the casinos, while 700 were personal injury suits aka slip-n-falls on his various properties. (There are more details in the article.) There's also some information on what happened to the cases, although that's not complete.

After one of his attorneys told them that his number of suits was lower than most comparable organizations, they checked on the legal activities of 5 other major real estate developers. He had more suits where he was either the plaintiff or defendant than the other 5 developers combined.
Posted by Princess Turandot | Sun Nov 14, 2021, 10:02 AM (1 replies)

Malala Yousafzai 'marries partner' in small UK ceremony...

A lovely moment for a remarkable young woman.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2021/11/09/malala-yousafzai-marries-partner-in-small-uk-ceremony/

Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot at the age of 15 by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012, has been married.

Ms Yousafzai, who lives in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she identified only as Asser, were married in the city of Birmingham and celebrated at home with their families.

It's believed that her husband is Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre, although this has not been confirmed.
https://twitter.com/Malala/status/1458128016157052938
Posted by Princess Turandot | Tue Nov 9, 2021, 08:01 PM (11 replies)
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