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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on]

The most appalling anti-white horror of recent years has been the convictions of the Brunswick Three: Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and their neighbor Roddie Bryan. These were the three white residents of Brunswick, Georgia who attempted a lawful citizens’ arrest on black lowlife Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was shot dead trying to wrestle away Travis’ shotgun.

It was plain self-defense on Travis’ part; and neither Gregory McMichael nor Roddie Bryan shot anybody. As I noted when writing up the case last August, Gregory was trying to call the police and Roddie Bryan wasn’t even armed.

The anti-whites blew it up into a tale of leering rednecks hunting down an innocent black jogger. The white Establishment went into full cringe mode and, in the peculiar resurrection of double jeopardy that the Civil Rights Revolution has enabled, the Brunswick Three got two (2!) life sentences apiece, one state and one federal.

It was a monstrous miscarriage of justice, but no-one of any importance took any notice. To the best of my knowledge Tucker Carlson has never mentioned the Brunswick Three; and as I noted following the state sentencings, Fox News TV host/comic Greg Gutfeld actually seems to have approved those sentences [‘The Five’ compare trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery case in which jury found defendants guilty of murder, Fox News, November 24, 2021]..

There was of course no justification at all for the federal trial and sentences after the state sentences had come down, other than to further appease the anti-white mob—the same mob that got Derek Chauvin.

It’s a terrible, shameful episode in recent American history, a great filthy blot on our national honor.

Well, Greg McMichael’s wife Leigh has a website that includes an email address you can subscribe to for news about the fate of the Three. I’m just going to read you a recent update from that email list. This is Leigh McMichael writing on January 9th:

Greg, Travis and Roddy are still in Jackson Diagnostic Correction Prison in Jackson, Georgia. They have not been allowed out of their cells for their safety. They have a shower in their cells. They are in solitary in the Medical part of the prison.

Travis and Roddy are neighbors and can talk to one another. Greg is three cells down and has a hard time of hearing Travis, but they can communicate at times.


Travis amazes me with his grace and forgiveness. He has no hard feelings toward Roddy at all for telling that detrimental lie to the [Georgia Bureau of Investigation]. [Bryan, interviewed by investigators, had said that “Travis stood over Ahmaud and uttered a racial epithet”—something he couldn’t possibly have heard.]Travis states that although Travis would never stoop so low, Travis understood that Roddy knew what was coming and was trying to stay out of jail. I am still struggling to forgive.

Travis is doing fine. He still leans on his faith and reads the Bible quite a bit. They cannot have any books unless the Warden approves it, so they told me not to order any until they get to their permanent prison.

I still cannot visit. I have not seen Travis since the sentencing last August. I have not been face to face with him in almost 3 years. Travis still calls his son daily and I still see him once a month. He is doing fine.

Greg is still having health issues, but Jackson Prison and the Prison Physician have been quick to respond.

Both guys tell me that they cannot complain about the treatment they have received. The Guards are professional and not vindictive as the guards in the local jail were.

They were only supposed to be there a couple of months, but it has been five months now. They both expect to be moved pretty soon. I suspect the State is having a hard time finding them a safe place to go.

Please continue to pray for us. I appreciate the e-mails and prayers more than you will ever know. I will send out Greg’s and Travis’s address when they get to their final destination so that if you wish you can send words of encouragement. They love getting mail.

Thank you again. God knows the truth; I know the truth and I will never give up.

Again: That website is There you can find the email address and also the address of a GiveSendGo web page where you can subscribe to the Greg and Travis McMichael Defense Fund.

We, to coin a phrase, Shall Overcome.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. McMichaels’ dishonest convictions are based upon the dishonesty of our society.

    a) the negation of “scientific racism” , aka race realism

    b) repeated MSM lying that managed to neutralize clear video evidence of self defense. See our slow motion video analysis

    c) liars are not shunned after caught multiple times

    • Agree: Bernie
  2. What’s this?


  3. anarchyst says:

    The case of Amhad Arbery and the three (white) Satilla residents who are presently doing “hard time” for defending themselves is a prime example of complete failure of the so-called “justice system”, prosecutorial misconduct and double jeopardy, which MUST be addressed and outlawed.
    Arbery was a career criminal who was casing construction sites for tools and other materials that he could steal and sell. He was observed at the same site previously on video as well.
    As there were break-ins and increased criminal activity, the three men were merely defending their neighborhood.
    Arbery refused to be questioned which was within his right.
    Arbery felt “disrespected” by being questioned and “doubled backed”, attacking the man with the shotgun. Arbery attacked the man by pulling on the barrel of the shotgun causing it to fire. Anyone familiar with firearms knows that pulling on a barrel of a shotgun can cause it to fire. Arbery has that one fatal “flaw” that is present in all black DNA, the misperceived “shame” of being “disrespected” (even if no “disrespect” occurred) and the need to immediately “do something about it” (instant gratification).
    Arbery could (and should) have run off in any other direction, would not have been pursued, and would still be alive today. He chose to confront the man with the shotgun. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
    The original prosecutor refused to indict. The powers-that-be had to “shop” for a prosecutor who would take the case. It took three tries before they found one who would indict.
    This is prosecutorial “double jeopardy” which must be addressed and outlawed nationwide. The way it stands now, what is stopping a prosecutor from one jurisdiction from indicting someone from another jurisdiction when a local prosecutor having legal jurisdiction refuses to indict? We are all in trouble if this is allowed to stand.
    Also, the court was stacked against the white men just because they are white.
    Arbery’s previous extensive criminal record was not allowed to be disclosed and put into evidence.
    So-called “civil-rights icons”, Antifa and BLM types were in the courtroom, threatening violence if the “correct verdict” was not rendered.
    The jury was also warned that there would be violence if they did not convict.
    The “judge” went along with the threats and refused to run a proper court proceeding. The judge would not allow Arbery’s past extensive criminal record into evidence.
    The mainstream media fanned the flames of racial hatred against whites, making Arbery out to be a mere “jogger”, (yeah, right). Who in their right mind jogs 20 miles from home? The “mainstream media” stated that Arbery “was studying to be an electrician” and was merely observing (actually casing) construction sites…yeah, right. Arbery was looking for copper wire or anything else of value to steal, that being his stock in trade as an “electrician”.
    I pray that any appeals that the Satilla three place will be successful.
    Their prosecutorial double jeopardy and kangaroo court “trial” were both sh!tshow railroad jobs from the outset.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  4. Bugg says:

    Largely you are correct.

    But Big Picture;these 3 men intervened in a burglary, a property crime at a construction site they had no real personal interest. This man, while certainly a criminal, was no threat to their personal safety nor anyone else’s. They were not law enforcement and a call to 911 was an option. They introduced the weapon to the proceedings. Readily grant you the unfairness of their trial and their sentences. But in 21st century America, their actions put themselves in the crosshairs of a crimnal justice system that is always in search of the great white defendant, no matter that the case is a piece of shit. Simply their actions showed a stupid disrgard for the realities of life in America. It’s a cautionary tale; don’t do this unless you want to sit in jail the rest of your life.

  5. Dr. Doom says:

    Retard Biden just said you need F-15s to fight the failed state of the swamp.
    Funny. I didn’t see the Taliban using jet fighters, Retard Biden.

    This house of cards is about to hit reality hard.
    They kicked their can to the end of the road.

    The next desperate step is trying to disarm you.
    Let that be their last mistake…

  6. Pastit says:

    A true miscarriage of justice. Railroaded because they are white and the victim black. When will it end.

    • Replies: @Realist
  7. @anarchyst

    Anyone familiar with firearms knows that pulling on a barrel of a shotgun can cause it to fire.

    Only if the idiot holding the shotgun has his finger on the trigger.

    Arbery could (and should) have run off in any other direction, would not have been pursued, and would still be alive today. He chose to confront the man with the shotgun.

    Self defense against a man pointing a shotgun at you is reasonable, unless you can run faster than 1200FPS? Can’t outrun a load of buckshot?

    It took three tries before they found one who would indict.
    This is prosecutorial “double jeopardy”

    No, it isn’t. Double Jeopardy only attaches with a Not Guilty Verdict.

  8. It’s a terrible, shameful episode in recent American history, a great filthy blot on our national honor.

    You are an immigrant, not an American. Your nation is England. Don’t lay claim to our honor. All immigration has been bad for America and Americans. Maybe you have a claim to Chinese honor, with your Asian wife.

    • Replies: @PhilMuhCrevis
    , @SMK
    , @SMK
    , @SafeNow
  9. A. Clifton says: • Website

    …..what specifically is the ……”Abomination of Desolation”…?

    a multicultural moshpit in a {{{JEW}}} Worshipping “Society”….?

    ….is that even in the so-called “Constitution”….?

  10. To the best of my knowledge Tucker Carlson has never mentioned the Brunswick Three;

    Like Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson is of the “we’re all the same” school of so-called “conservative” thought. He’s doing as much damage to the White cause as the fat cigar smoker from Florida.

    As for these three poor fools, take a lesson from their plight. Stay away from negroes. Move away from negroes. Do not engage with negroes. Have nothing to do with negroes. Unfortunately, such is the only way to avoid the dirty Jew dink of corruption and injustice.

  11. Rich says:

    The true vindictiveness of the negro was on display when they pressed hard to make sure the defendants did their time in a state prison instead of a federal one in the belief that they would be treated worse in a state prison. (Maximum security in the fed system is actually pretty bad, it’s not the club fed white collar criminals go to). And I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how the guy with the camera gets life plus 99? And what happened in Dixie? Have the Whites down there given up?

    • Replies: @QCIC
  12. “Lawful citizen’s arrest”, nonsense. A “citizen’s arrest” can be deemed legitimate only in the case of a crime being committed before one’s very eyes, and with no police in sight. That was not the case with those three bozos: they set off in pickup trucks, brandishing a shotgun, in pursuit of a man on foot who had not, to their knowledge, committed any sort of offence (they surmised that he might have been intending to commit an offence, but that is not the same thing, far from it). Every aspect of their actions was unlawful, and the situation was bound to end badly.

  13. This has shown, like countless times before, that the “jogger” attitude of today is that white males are cowards. The journeyman jogger had never encountered any resistance to his instinctual actions and probably figured he would just take the gage for himself, like anything else that comes to his primitive mind.

  14. Realist says:

    When will it end.

    When Whites make it end.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  15. Realist says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Self defense against a man pointing a shotgun at you is reasonable, unless you can run faster than 1200FPS? Can’t outrun a load of buckshot?

    Arbery’s action was not self-defense… it assured his demise. His only hope of surviving was to raise his hands and/or back away.

  16. ruralguy says:

    Legally Theory is quite amazing. But, with the rapid demographic change taking place, it’s a relic of a civilized white society that no longer exists. Besides being irrelevant to today’s world, no one can afford it except the government ($300-$600 per hour attorney fees). Both public and private attorneys are now mostly all woke and far left, so they use law against anyone they perceive as anti-woke. I have been in three large civil suits. None of these lawsuits were properly based on using legal procedures to settle disputes over facts and law. Based on my own experience and what I’ve seen in the George Floyd and Arbery decisions, I’m quite convinced we no longer have a civil society based on law and order. We are in a Civil War.

  17. WSG says:

    Were they guilty of intent to commit murder, though? The verdict was some cosmic-level bullshit, chief. If the “victim” weren’t some dysgenic groid, then this story would have barely made the news.

    • Agree: Non PC Infidel
  18. KenH says:

    To the best of my knowledge Tucker Carlson has never mentioned the Brunswick Three;

    He hasn’t and will not since the case is too radioactive even for the supposedly brave Tucker. And if he ever does he will have Candace Owens or another black person to translate and explain the case.

    Tucker rarely sticks his neck out too far and usually focuses on low hanging fruit. People will say that he criticizes the ADL which is true but usually only for about 10-15 seconds in his monologue. Don’t forget that Tuck would never say anti-white until he apparently saw the heat he was taking online which forced him to start saying it when describing government and private sector policies that demonize and discriminate against white people.

    Given the the intense anti-white political climate we live under it will be a long road for the McMichaels, sadly, and I doubt any judge will be fair to them since doing so would impact their career trajectory.

    The Guards are professional and not vindictive as the guards in the local jail were.

    And no doubt the vindictive guards were all black.

    The next Derek Chauvin and Brunswick Three are being created in the state of Illinois were two white EMT workers failed to administer the utmost TLC to a black drug user and alcoholic:

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  19. @Bugg

    You forgot to mention the Satilla community had a cordial relationship with the local police, who had no problem with neighbors doing armed watch of their properties.

    The unmistakable message is that Washington is extending its reach to call the shots in policing and the application of justice in flyover country, in a way which benefits its national agenda.

    They were cock-blocked by the Zimmerman trial and the Rittenhouse trial, and they were damned sure they wanted their White sacrifice this time.

    Federal interference is the problem.

  20. @Chris Mallory

    You are an immigrant, not an American. Your nation is England.

    Man, I’ve read some stupid shit. Thanks for the laugh. England wouldn’t even exist right now if it weren’t for the US.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  21. SMK says: • Website
    @Chris Mallory

    “All immigration has been bad for America and Americans.” If not for European immigration, overwhelmingly from Germany and Ireland, the population of the US would be entirely composed of the descendants of the English colonists who founded this country and wrote the constitution and the Bill of Rights and the descendants of the black slaves they brought in chains to the “new world.” and a small minority of “native Americans.”

    German Americans are the largest racial/ethnic group. “African-Americans” are the second largest. The Irish are a close second. And the English-British are the fourth largest. If not for European immigration, overwhelmingly German and Irish, the US would be a nonwhite-majority country of roughly 80-million people in which the English who founded this country were far outnumber by and ruled over and persecuted by blacks and Amerindians.

  22. @traducteur

    None of what you said is in the evidence. Travis said, “Hey man. We just want to talk to you”. There was no demand to comply or attempt at a ‘citizen’s arrest’ or constraint of any kind.

    The McMichaels had time on their side, as they knew police were on their way. All they had to do was keep Arbery in sight and vector the squad car to the rendezvous.

    Once the police had Arbery under their supervision, the McMichael’s could step back and let justice take its course.

    An outcome where the black man is held to account makes certain blacks and libs angry. Take Travon Martin for example. Didn’t want to be followed, attacked a man under the same circumstances, lost the battle. The black grievance industry doesn’t accept black responsibility, ever.

    • Agree: Bernie
    • Replies: @Timothy Kelly
  23. QCIC says:

    The life sentence for the camera guy does not seem credible, as in maybe the whole thing really is a show trial–that is, made up drama for public consumption.

    Are there any trial lawyers here at Unz who can clarify if that sentence and the associated conviction make any sense?

  24. anarchyst says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Arbery “doubled back” and confronted the man with the shotgun.
    He could have run off in any direction but CHOSE to confront the man with the shotgun. His black DNA was in full operation as he felt that he was “disrespected” and had to do something about it.
    Prosecutor shopping IS “double jeopardy”. Once the original prosecutor signed off on self defense, that should have put a stop to further prosecution of the same people. It’s no different than being tried twice for the same crime.

  25. @Bugg

    At that time Georgia law provided for Citizen Arrest, post Satilla incident repealed by cuck legislature kissers of BLAK ass.

  26. SMK says: • Website
    @Chris Mallory

    If all or most immigrants were like Derbyshire -alternative-dissident right-wingers and race realists from the UK and the nations of Western Europe as opposed to tens of millions of nonwhite legal and illegal aliens from Mexico and Central and South America, virtually all Mestizos and pure Amerindians, and millions of blacks from Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa- the US would survive, forever, as a free and white-majority country.

    Yes, he’s from England. So were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ben Franklin, John Jay, John Adams, et. al., who founded the nation and wrote and enacted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  27. Technomad says:

    Treyvon Martin “doubled back” to confront George Zimmerman because he felt “disrespected” by being followed. Ahmad Arbery did the same thing.

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    • Agree: Colin Wright, Bernie
    • Replies: @WSG
  28. The most shameful aspect of it all is that most of the jurors were white.

    How can we prevail if we won’t even stand up?

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  29. Wokechoke says:

    George Washington’s big brother was both a boarding school graduate of a British Public School and a Royal Marine. It’s a pity the little brother fell in with republicans. Bit that’s life.

  30. Wokechoke says:

    Although what would the US be if it wasn’t for British Imperialism 1.0? Did those 13 colonies grow on trees?

  31. Doctor Jeyi says: • Website

    Here’s a link to the complete Glynn County, Georgia’s Police Department body cam and dash cam footage of their 2017 encounter with Mr. Arbery (13:15) …

    …which is notable because the LEOs are making every effort to be courteous and patient with a bizarrely-dressed, confrontational, and clearly unhinged young man. Finally they warned Arbery that he would be tased if he didn’t cease disobeying their instructions to sit down, but which didn’t prove necessary. However as his vehicle plates and/or drivers license were expired he had to walk away and leave the car in place.

    It is simply unbelievable that if this video was shown to the jurors in the Brunswick Three trial, they would have voted to convict. Unless of course they were in terror of the personal consequences of doing so.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  32. anarchyst says:
    @Doctor Jeyi

    The “judge” (I use that term loosely) would not allow the video to be entered into evidence. The jurors were not allowed to see “the real Arbery”

  33. anarchyst says:
    @Colin Wright

    The jurors were warned that any verdict other than guilty would result in violence from the black mob…

  34. @traducteur

    Here’s the innocent darling that you are defending. Total scumbag. Violent. Arrogant. Confrontational.

    My heart goes out to the three brave men who sought to protect their community from this criminal. For their efforts, they are now doing Life in Prison. Total bullshit. Miscarriage of justice. And you evidently support this sort of ‘justice’. I am not impressed.

    Video Link

  35. SafeNow says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Your nation is England. Don’t lay claim to our honor. All immigration has been bad for America and Americans.

    For the “all immigration…bad” part (recent, I assume you mean) please consider exempting my Chinese-American doc. He answers my (endless, probably stupid) questions with infinite politeness, patience, and non-arrogance. And of course he is smart.

    An unrelated point I will make: I would like to expand the target of “here’s a lesson for you.” The target for the lesson is not just the people who would use self defense to protect themselves and their families. Another target consists of the people who would consider working as police or armed private security. We’ll get you, one way (State) or another (Federal).

  36. @Chris Mallory

    He wasn’t pointing it at him. He held the shotgun in the high port position. Have you seen the video?

  37. KenH says:

    In the Brunswick Three case even if a juror had the courage to hang the jury they very likely would have been doxed which means getting fired from your job, getting death threats and having your life upended. The state would have retried and convicted the McMichaels and Roddy Bryan on the second attempt.

  38. @traducteur

    I believe you are incorrect in describing the citizen’s arrest law as it stood the day of the incident. A citizen’s arrest is legal if one is a witness to a crime or has knowledge of a crime. The McMichaels and Mr. Bryan were responding to reports of an individual acting suspiciously and trespassing on private property. Mr. Arbery fit the description of the offender. The community had been plagued by a series of burglaries and other crimes. Mr. Arbery also appeared to be the man captured on videos casing and presumably robbing construction sites in the community.

    I recall it being reported that local police had encouraged residents of the community to create a neighborhood watch program to deal with the crime problem.

    The precipitous act was Mr. Arbery stupidly rushing an armed Travis McMichael and pulling on the end of the shotgun. The judge in the case misrepresented the self-defense law to the jury which facilitated the guilty verdict. The angry mob got what it wanted but justice was denied.

  39. @beavertales

    I’m sure the McMichaels wish things had turned out differently. But didn’t Mr. Arbery charge an armed Travis McMichael and attempt to wrestle the gun from him? At this point the situation became a matter of self-defense for McMichael. Arbery could have run to his right to escape but instead to chose to run to his left to engage an armed man. Not smart…

    The McMichaels were denied the claim of self-defense by the judge presiding over the case who misrepresented the citizen’s arrest law to the jury.

  40. Reading the Georgia law as it was then makes it plain that there was no legal citizens’ arrest, this being the crux of the trial. Listening to the summations of prosecution and defense one gets a clear and detailed explanation of the laws involved. For example, self-defense did not apply. For the Alt Rightthe black is always wrong, as for the Woke the white cop is always wrong. The two are intellectually and morally indistinguishable.

    • Disagree: anarchyst, Rich
  41. There is a problem with jury impartiality because of woke ideology.

    Jurors who don’t want to send “another black man” to prison are subverting the legitimacy of the judicial system. Likewise, there is a strong bias to convict Whites to bring about racial equity.

    • Agree: Non PC Infidel
  42. AceDeuce says:

    He hasn’t and will not since the case is too radioactive even for the supposedly brave Tucker. And if he ever does he will have Candace Owens or another black person to translate and explain the case.

    Yup. I call that “nigsplaining”.

    • LOL: KenH
  43. I’m not qualified to judge or comment on either the legal aspects or the facts of the case. But speaking simply as an American, I am qualified to say this much: the trial was clearly conducted on political grounds, not on matters of strict justice; and the jury was clearly intimidated politically. That is just flat-out tampering with justice, plain as day, no expertise needed. Any guilty verdict is therefore invalid, it is null and void prima facie, and the defendants by right should be released immediately, whether culpable or not.

    Here endeth the lesson.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  44. MEH 0910 says:

  45. @traducteur

    they obviously did something wrong. Derek Chauvin also made a terrible and huge mistake. And those three people should have been punished by law, as Derek Chauvin should have been punished. The only question is how severe this punishment should be. I wonder what would have been the expected legal outcome in any western country without the racial aspect. My guess is a few years prison maximum in both cases.

    • Replies: @Hang All Text Drivers
  46. @Erik Sieven

    “”””Derek Chauvin also made a terrible and huge mistake.”””

    What did chauvin do wrong.? Police rules stated that when a suspect says “I can’t breathe” it means he is dying of a drug OD and will go berzerk when he truly cannot breathe. He must be put on the ground and a knee applied to his back to keep him there. Otherwise he may injure himself and bystanders.

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