A defense attorney for one of the men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery tried to have Al Sharpton barred from the courtroom on Thursday, saying: “We don’t want any more black pastors in here.”Kevin Gough, who represents William “Roddie” Bryan, claimed the presence of high-profile members of the African-American community in the courtroom would “intimidate” the jury. “If we’re going to start a precedent starting yesterday where we’re going to bring high-profile members of the African-American community into the courtroom to sit with the family during the trial in the presence of the jury I believe intimidating, that’s an attempt...
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