ATLANTA — Students at the Paulding County high school that drew national attention after leaked photographs showed crowded hallways and few masks will return to campus part time under a new plan to control the spread of the coronavirus. North Paulding High School, among the earliest schools to open its doors in the nation, was closed last week as a half dozen students and three staffers tested positive for COVID-19. The disease has spread since then, with at least 35 confirmed cases now reported in the school of 2,000 students, the Paulding County School District said Wednesday.The school distri...
TV news crew gets robbed while covering a robbery — with security guard shot — amid Bay Area crime wave
A security guard hired by a Bay Area TV station was shot on Wednesday while on assignment with a reporter who was covering a robbery in Oakland.
The security guard working for KRON4 was in stable condition after being shot in the abdomen and undergoing surgery.
"Police say the incident was an attempted armed robbery to steal camera equipment," the station reports. "The KRON4 crew was covering a story on a recent smash-and-grab robbery on the 300 block of 14th Street when shots were fired at 12:20 p.m."
The reporter who was with the security guard was not injured.
"She managed to still do her job, recording the scene after the incident as it unfolded before her eyes," according to the station.
Watch the station's report below.
On CNN Wednesday, criminal defense attorney Sara Azari tore into Ahmaud Arbery's killers — and suggested that the very evidence they thought would exonerate them was their ultimate downfall.
"This video, without the video, do you think the verdict would have ever been reached?" asked anchor John Berman.
"No," said Azari. "Just imagine if... this jury believed Travis McMichael about the struggle with the gun, about the citizen's arrest. I mean, this verdict would be completely different. And I think that's why it gave me some comfort earlier in the day when the jurors came out and asked to watch the video because that just told the whole story. And to your point, the level of privilege of these three murderers who believed they were exonerated by this video. I mean, this video was anything but exculpatory, right?"
"They walked around for months exercising their freedom and their liberty," added Azari. "It's unbelievable to me that, you know, I think it's just karma that they thought this was exculpatory where it's really incriminating and the whole case turned on this video. There would have been no trial and no justice."
Sara Azari says it is "karma" the McMichaels were convicted on video they thought was exculpatory www.youtube.com
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Ted Williams, a legal analyst for Fox News, tore into the defense counsel for Ahmaud Arbery's killers, calling their attacks on his feet "very offensive."
The legal analyst started off by saying he was "very, very embarrassed by the manner in which several defense attorneys put on their case and it may very well have hurt them and their clients with the jury."
Williams proceeded to single out defense lawyers' decision to focus on Arbery's physical appearance in their closing remarks.
"When you give a closing argument and you talk about a dead man's dirty long, black toenails, that in and of itself is very offensive," he said. "When you stand up and you tell a judge that there are Black pastors in the room and that you don't want them there, that also was very offensive!'"
The comments, made by an attorney for the McMichaels, have triggered nationwide outrage, with some experts even likening it to old racially-charged attacks on runaway slaves.
Both McMichaels, along with William "Roddie" Bryan, have been convicted of murder in the death of Arbery.
Watch the clip below:
I'm 'Very Embarassed' by Defense Antics in Arbery Trial www.thedailybeast.com
“When you give a closing argument and you talk about a dead man's dirty long, black toenails, that in and of itself is very offensive," Fox News contributor Ted Williams declared.