November 20, 2021

Legal Beat

Attorney accuses Arbery advocates of `lynching’ defendants

The defense attorney who caused an outcry by saying Black pastors should be barred from the murder trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death declared in court Friday that a courthouse rally and other actions supporting the slain Black man’s family were comparable to a “public lynching” of the three white defendants. “This case has been infected

Parks and Monuments

Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agency. Some conservationists hailed Sams’ confirmation Thursday night as a commitment to equitable partnership with tribes, the original stewards of the land. “I am deeply honored,”

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