BUNN, N.C. — At the height of the invasion, Ally Leggett counted 58 buzzards in her yard, on the roof, along the fence, atop the garage — everywhere. Every morning, 2-foot black birds would perch on her chimney and peck at the bricks, gradually pulling them down. They scattered droppings like liquid business cards. “(Last weekend), they were up there swarming,” she said, gesturing to the roof. “It makes my dogs insane.” For at least a year, buzzards have chosen Bunn as scavenger central, defying the Franklin County town’s persistent and varied tries at chasing them off. Last Wednesday morning,...
Pastor Darrell Scott blasted Candice Owens after Travis McMichael, his father Greg, and William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of the felony murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
Owens had been highly critical of Arbery.
Ahmaud Arbery was caught on camera breaking into an unfinished property that was owned by Larry English. \nHis mother has confirmed it is him in the video. \nPlease stop with the \u201cjust a jogger\u201d bullshit narrative. \nAvid joggers don\u2019t wear khaki shorts & stop to break into homes.— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens) 1589052280
Pastor Scott blasted Owens after the verdict, saying that Arbery's family should sue Owens and that she owes them an apology.
I couldn\u2019t have said it better myself!https://twitter.com/davontoomuch1/status/1463583212865658882\u00a0\u2026— Dr.Darrell Scott (@Dr.Darrell Scott) 1637781344
My dude is on point right here\u2026https://twitter.com/davontoomuch1/status/1463584503251697668\u00a0\u2026— Dr.Darrell Scott (@Dr.Darrell Scott) 1637781412
Pastor Scott went on to share further thoughts on Owens in the comments:
Let her bash White Conservatives like she bashes black people and youll view it through a race lens. Look at her recent posts. All she spews is racial stuff. Youre not upset cuz it targets black people.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) November 24, 2021
Candace is a lying sack. I could post stuff that came from her that would blow you away, and tell you stuff she said to me that would amaze you. I dont need you to tell me about her. We know each other VERY well.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) November 24, 2021
This was not the first time Pastor Scott criticized his fellow Trump supporter.
Let me say it again because it seems like a certain ethnic group can't understand. BLACK PEOPLE DONT LIKE HER! I'm Black person. I'm not a red or a blue person. I'm a Black person. Her words are offensive to Black people, and no, she is NOT “just speaking truth".
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) October 3, 2021
Robert Rubin, a defense attorney representing convicted murderer Travis McMichael, expressed surprise on Wednesday that the video showing his client shooting Ahmaud Arbery didn't help his case.
While speaking with reporters outside the courtroom after the jury rendered its verdict, Rubin broke down the jury's decision and expressed bewilderment about why jurors thought video of the shooting was seen as evidence that his client should be convicted of murder.
"We were glad they wanted to look at the video because we felt from day one that the video showed that Travis McMichael acted in self-defense," he said. "Obviously the jury felt very differently than we did, and maybe we had our own little tunnel vision going, but I always thought the video was helpful to us."
In fact, the video of the shooting that was leaked to the media was what prompted prosecutors to press charges against McMichael in the first place.
McMichael was convicted on Wednesday on charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Rubin described McMichael as "very stoic" in response to the verdict while talking with reporters.
"He's a strong man," he said. "He understood the potential consequences in this, and whatever he was feeling, he was holding it to himself."
Watch the video below.
Travis McMichael's lawyer surprised video of Ahmaud Arbery's death wasn't 'helpful' to his client www.youtube.com
A team of attorneys will finally view the guarded outtakes of former President Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. The case involves questions about whether Trump and his family knowingly pulled people into investing in a scam.
Due to years of corruption in the 1950's game show laws require that cameras continue rolling even during breaks. The Daily Beast reported that Tuesday U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield ordered MGM studio that the footage must be made available at a secure location for investigators to review.
The case only involves the scams, however. Comedian Tom Arnold said that those tapes show several times when Trump would use racially charged language including the N-word.
"I've seen this compilation tape," Arnold told Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. "If you're on one of these reality shows -- there's compilation tapes of me doing horrible, disgusting things. Of course, I do horrible, disgusting things, but I'm also not running for president. I remember this tape I saw, and I described it exactly. He says the N-word, he calls Eric the R-word. Now they call it the N-word tape. I have friends that worked on that show, and I explained it exactly."
When speaking to CNN, Arnold claimed that he even knows the exact episodes to go to in finding the worst of Trump.
"My whole goal, really, is to get one 12-hour day of the boardrooms shoot, because if America could see that, they'd know what's going on in the White House right now, how incompetent the guy is," Arnold said. "That's really my goal. It's not to hear one N-word -- and by the way, you'd hear much worse than that."
Because the judge is putting the investigators in a secure location, it isn't likely that those videos showing the worst of Trump will ever see the light of day.
Producer Mark Burnett has long held the tapes close and MGM continues to refuse to indicate why the tapes could be so damaging if released.
"In court filings made last week, the Beverly Hills studio would only describe what's in the tapes in a document that remains sealed from public view," the Beast reported. "But lawyers for these four scorned entrepreneurs, know what they're looking for: anything that shows Donald Trump and his kids knew that they were duping would-be investors by leading them to ACN, a multi-level marketing company based in North Carolina."
Trump and his children, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka and Eric were "characters" that focused on recruitment, portraying themselves as businessmen and women with the qualifications of being judges. ACN was a major feature on the show because it promised investments and even had a challenge where celebrities would have to produce a commercial for the company. ACN reportedly had a new phone, the "Iris 5000," but the company was a disaster facing financial problems.
The lawsuit for the tapes comes from a 2018 complaint by four entrepreneurs who claim that they were hoodwinked into joining ACN's multi-level marketing scheme. They only did it because of the Trumps' endorsement.
"Lynn Chadwick of Pennsylvania says she was duped into the program in 2013, while Catherine McKoy and Millard Williams of California started in 2014. Markus Frazier of Maryland says he signed up in 2016. None of them stuck around past year two," the report recalled."
Going through the tapes will likely take weeks. Judge Schofield said that the lawyers for the entrepreneurs "shall review the requested footage onsite" and they can copy the relevant clips.