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Ahmaud Arbery’s killers deny racist motives in appeals



By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three white men serving prison sentences in the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery are asking an appeals court to throw out their federal hate crime convictions, with two of them arguing their histories of making racist comments don't prove they tar...

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  1. Who can say what is in someone else’s heart? Hate has been around since the beginning of time. Hate crime?!? How can we make a law against hate? These men are in prison for what they did; only God can change a heart; time to just let it be, already.

  2. The basis for appeal, especially the elder McMichael is completely laughable at best. All three, but especially the elder McMichael should be thankful they did not end up on the end of a needle at the Classification Center. Just disgusting.

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