8:47 a.m. PT – Gough reiterated his complaint, once again asking the judge to expel Reverend Jackson, and presumably other black pastors, from the courtroom. The lawyer said, “How many pastors does the Arbery family have ??? We had Reverend Al Sharpton here earlier … uh, last week. Pastor here.”
He also said: “The Arbery family are relinquishing seats in the public gallery so that these gentlemen can be present. Seats in a public gallery in a courtroom are not like seats next to the court in a game. of the Lakers. “
The judge was not influenced. Request refused. Again. Jesse is still in court.
The Rev. Jesse jackson fulfills his promise to attend the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial, and hand it over to one of the defense attorneys … who openly complained about “black pastors” in court.
Reverend Jackson was in the Brunswick, GA courtroom on Monday morning – shoulder to shoulder with Ahmaud’s family members – showing the type of support Kevin gough complained on Friday.
ICYMI … Gough, defense attorney for William “Roddie” Bryan, said he wanted the judge to limit the number of black pastors allowed in the courtroom because he feared it could be “consciously or unconsciously an attempt to pressure or influence the jury.”
The embarrassing part for Gough – he singled out Reverend Jackson for being in the courtroom, even though he had never been there before today. Either way, the judge rejected his request.
Reverend Jackson called Gough’s request “unacceptable” because a “public trial involves public observation” … and told us he was planning to appear in court.
Now he is there. Your move, Gough.