George Boston Rhynes is reporting the retrial of Lula Smart of the Quitman 10+2 in Brooks County, Georgia, and its serious issues of voting rights, justice, and education; his first three videos are linked in below. First an amusing observation from yesterday, posted here with permission.
I am lounging outside the Brooks County Courthouse and this is just what I was thinking. We have been here since 8 AM and jury selection is ongoing. To actually eyeball perceived enemies is an humbling experience. How pitiful you have to be to live your life consumed with hatred, venom, bigotry, and a multitude of demonic spirits! Anyway, the greatest take away from day one of the Lula Smart retrial aka the Quitman 10 + 2 is the prosecuting attorney’s question to potential jurors: “have you read or talked to or followed a blog called “On the Lake Front?” Hilarious for those of us who knows what that means!! This kind of evil does kill, but I refuse to allow it to rob me of my joy! Blessed nite. Nite!
-Fannie MJ Gibbs
I’ve always said we had a reader. I just didn’t know it was the Quitman 10+2 prosecution.
Here are George’s first three videos:
Videos from George last fall, 28 September 2013, Mistrial in first Quitman 10 trial.
See also the rest of LAKE’s coverage of the Quitman 10, going back to the beginning.
And the oddly parallel case of the Madison 9.