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Lawyer Gregory McMichael said Ahmaud Arbery killing “is not just an act of violent racism”



Two men arrested in Ahmaud Arbery shooting

“The truth will reveal that this is not just a violent act of racism,” Frank Hogue told a news conference. “Greg McMichael did not commit murder.”

Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were charged with assault and massacre in the death of Arbery on February 23, who was killed while jogging outside Brunswick, Georgia. Travis McMichael is a shooter suspect in this case.

Hogue, along with his wife, Laura Hogue, represented Gregory McMichael. The couple is part of a criminal law firm in Macon, Georgia.

“Our client has not been sued the same as his son,” said Laura Hogue. “He was charged with being a party to a crime, which is a Georgian statute that holds someone who helps or instigates the crime, with the same responsibility as the individual who actually committed the crime.”

The shooting incident was captured on video which became public last week.

“There have been a number of videos that have been released,” Laura Hogue said. “There are a number of photographs. There are a number of notes. All of that must be assimilated, and the important thing is that the time has been determined, so that every second, our hope is, will unite the truth about what happened on the 23rd.

“We know a few other important facts, facts that point to a very different narrative than what brought you here today.”

Hogue said a preliminary hearing and a bond hearing would be scheduled for Gregory McMichael “very soon.”

Lawyers for Travis McMichael made a similar comment on Thursday.

Arbery was jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood outside Brunswick when he was shot dead on February 23, according to the Glynn County Police Department incident report.

Elder McMichael told police that he thought Arbery looked like a suspect in a series of recent burglaries, according to the incident report.

Gregory McMichael took a gun while his son took a shotgun and they chased Arbery in a truck, his father told police, according to the report.

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When they followed him, Travis McMichael got out of the truck with a shotgun and a battle ensued between him and Arbery, according to reports and videos of the incident. Gregory McMichael was in the truck bed when the shooting occurred, according to reports and videos.

Arbery was shot three times, including twice in the chest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s autopsy report obtained by CNN.

Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested on May 7, two days after a 36-second video that appeared to show a deadly confrontation appeared on the internet.

Arbery’s family lawyer commented on the security video

The surveillance video from a house under construction seems to show Arbery on location several minutes before he was killed on February 23. In the video, a man can be seen walking around and not touching anything.

But other videos recorded at home have appeared.
The homeowner said there were no crimes committed at the house being built

A man who identified himself as Travis McMichael called 911 on February 11 and told the operator that he saw a man entering a house under construction, according to police reports. The surveillance video showing an African-American man on the property on February 11 was recorded by a motion sensor security camera installed by the property owner, Larry English, according to his lawyer, Elizabeth Graddy.

English told CNN that he could not identify the person he saw on the video after the 11 February incident. He did not report the incident to the police, he said.

In a new statement on Friday, Graddy said it appeared that the man in the February 11 video was also recorded at home last fall and on December 17. He said the man might come home to get water, because he was seen wiping his mouth. in the December 17 video. Graddy said there was a water source on the dock behind the house and a source near the front.

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“In his last recording captured on December 17, what sounded like water could be heard. He walked out of the house, walked casually, and disappeared from view,” Graddy said.

Lawyers for the Arbery family also said they did not know who the person was in the February 11 video.

On Friday, lawyers for the mother and father of Ahmaud Arbery, S. Lee Merritt, Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart, issued statements about the video.

“We have reviewed a number of videos released by lawyers for homeowners that are being built,” the statement said. “We can confirm that Ahmaud Arbery appeared in one video, but we cannot confirm that he appeared in another video.”

The statement said there were people who were often at the construction site day and night but Ahmaud Arbery “seemed to be the only one considered a criminal.”

“We appreciate the homeowner who acknowledges that Mr. Arbery did not steal or damage anything on the property. That is the opinion of the homeowner, after watching Mr. Arbery’s movements on video, that he briefly stopped at the house being built to get drinking water from the sink. work, “according to the statement.

The new prosecutor ‘has a professional interaction’ with the suspect

Cobb District attorney Joyette Holmes, who was appointed to handle the case earlier this week, issued a statement Thursday saying that she had interacted with Gregory McMichael when she was an investigator for the Glynn County district attorney’s office.

Because of a change of place order, prosecutor Cobb tried a case in Brunswick in the fall of 2016 and used office space in the Glynn district attorney’s office, Holmes said.

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“At that time, the Cobb trial team conducted professional interactions with Glynn County DA Office employees, including their investigator, Gregory McMichael,” Holmes wrote in his statement. “In addition, in the spring of 2017, an investigator who is now a former with our office communicates with McMichael to help find a witness who lives in Glynn County and is required to testify in the Cobb murder case. There is no ongoing relationship between the Deputy Chief Cobb ADA Jesse Evans and McMichael. “

Holmes said he discussed his contact with Gregory McMichael with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr before accepting the appointment

“Professional interactions between prosecution agents and even law enforcement are common and do not create legal or factual conflicts in continuing a case,” he said.

Mrs. Arbery, sister takes part in the virtual city hall

Ms. Ahmaud Arbery, Wanda Cooper, and sister, Jasmine Arbery, participated in a virtual town hall on Friday held to discuss “issues of social justice, racial differences and the criminal justice system in the United States,” according to a press release.

“Ahmaud Arbery is my sister,” said Jasmine Arbery. “Talking about it is like breathing fresh air. If you pay attention, I’m smiling now.”

Wanda Cooper thanked the younger participants at the town hall, saying, “You will be our voice in the future.”

The family did not talk about the legal aspects of this case. City Hall is hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs from Dane County, Georgia Coastal Community Action Authority Inc. and Madison365.

Correction: This article and headline have been updated to correct a quote from Frank Hogue, a lawyer for Gregory McMichael. The quote has no words and has been corrected.

Angela Barajas and Erica Henry from CNN contributed to this report.

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Who is Paulo Bento, the Portuguese coach from South Korea who coached Cruzeiro?



The coach commanded the Portuguese national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and left the South Korean national team after being eliminated in Qatar.

Portuguese coach Paulo Bento qualified South Korea for the playoffs of the World Cup, something the team had not achieved since 2010, when the South Korean team reached the 1/8 finals of this championship. But 4-1 rout against Brazil as a result, shortened the path of the Asian team, as well as put an end to the work of Paulo Sousa in the national team.

Paulo Bento started his career as a coach with the youth team of Sporting Clube Portugal in 2004. At the club, he commanded the youth team for two seasons, winning the junior national tournament in his first year. Incidentally, the coach took over the first team shortly after he announced his retirement as a player.

Given his prominence in the youth categories, Paulo was chosen to replace José Peseiro, who was eliminated in European competition, in the professional team of Sporting CP for the 2005 season./2006.

Professionally, Bento was runner-up for four seasons in a row in the Portuguese Championship. Despite this, the coach won two Portuguese Cups and two Candido de Oliveira Super Cups. On November 6, 2009, the coach resigned.

Having distinguished himself at Sporting, Paulo Bento was announced as Portugal’s coach on 21 September 2010 after the World Cup in South Africa, where the then-champion Spain was selected in the round of 16.


In qualifying, the coach managed to show good results in the first games, plus, of course, take Portugal to the semi-finals of Euro 2012, taking off from Spain on penalties. Having stood out in competitions, the coach extended the contract until Euro 2016.

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However, after losing to Albania in qualifying for Euro 2016, the coach could not resist and was fired in September 2014. The unsuccessful campaign at the World Cup of the same year in Brazil also affected.

After the Portugal national team, Paulo Bento returned to Brazil in May 2016, but this time to coach the Cruzeiro club. With a contract until December 2017, the coach made his debut in the second round of the Brasileirão the same year.

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However, Bento only lasted 17 matches in power with six wins, three draws and eight losses, leaving the team in second-to-last place in the tournament.

On 11 August 2016, the coach was announced as the new commander of Olympiacos, Greece, where he remained until 6 March 2017, winning the Greek title. Following this, Paulo Bento was announced as Chongqing Dangdai of China leading the team for only 15 matches.

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On August 16, 2018, Paulo Bento was announced as the new coach of South Korea following the departure of Shin Tae-yong, who lost in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

As part of the South Korean national team, the coach has 55 wins, 12 draws and eight losses, having won the East Asian Cup title and classified the team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After being knocked out against Brazil in the 1/8 finals, the Portuguese announced his retirement from the national team.

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Pioli ‘pulls’ Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese ‘must make a dash’



Pioli 'pulls' Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese 'must make a dash'

FROMTefano Pioli, Milan coach, gave an interview on the Italian radio program Sky Calcio Club on Sunday in which he talked about Rafael Leao’s participation in the 2022 Mundial, a test in which the Portuguese striker was a replacement for Fernando Santos. ‘, indicating that he has been talking to his player over the past few days.

“If we talk? They have an obligation to call me at the end of the game. He is happy because Portugal is doing well. It is clear that he would like to play more. I can take advantage of this for a contract extension,” said Pioli, who also spoke about the Portuguese’s renewal process.

“He is fine with us and management and Rafael are talking. We are waiting for good news,” the Transalpine coach fired.

Looking at his player’s short playing time at this 2022 World Cup, Pioli admitted that Rafael Leau would like to have more playing time for the national team, but hinted that the Portuguese striker is not unhappy.

“If he plays a little? It’s hard to judge because Portugal has a very high quality team. Rafael is happy because Portugal is having a good World Cup, but there is a lot of quality and competitiveness in the attacking sector of the Portuguese team. “, – stressed the coach of the Italian, who also left a small warning to Rafael Leau.

“When you see him in training, you immediately understand that he has incredible potential. He has technique and speed that few others have. Over the course of a period, he had to develop and adapt to the reality at Milan, where the pressure is different from what he is. he was in Lille. It took time, but his potential to become a great player was always there. But he still needs to make the leap to become a champion because he can be even more decisive in the opponent’s zone,” he stressed.

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“If you think about Rafael from two years ago, he has made tremendous progress. He’s missing a few things, but he’s smart and approachable. I can give him all the ideas he wants, but his talent must be left free. should improve his heading, given his physique,” he concluded.

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Portugal, nuts and the Portuguese consumer: a successful trilogy



Portugal, nuts and the Portuguese consumer: a successful trilogy

Nuts have become part of a limited group of Portuguese agri-food sectors that manage to achieve much-desired food self-sufficiency. In the case of almonds it is 170% and in the case of chestnuts it is 116% in relation to the national consumption.

The value of Portuguese agricultural production in 2021 was 9.6 billion euros, representing a growth rate of 14.6% compared to 2020, and therefore it is fair to say that dried fruits today, with a production of 80,000 tons and exports reaching 100 million euros contributed. to this success.

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