Worldwide 2021 Laundrie Cause Of Death Stymies Coroner, Bones To Be Studied

No cause of death could be determined after an autopsy of Brian Laundrie’s remains Friday, the attorney for his family told a Fox 5 NY reporter.

Steven Bertolino said that since no cause of death could be identified, Laundrie’s bones would be sent to an anthropologist for examination.

After more than a month of searching for him, Laundrie’s skeletal remains, including a partial skull, were found near some items belonging to him in two Sarasota County parks Wednesday. The FBI Denver’s office used dental records to determine they belonged to Laundrie, a person of interest in the strangulation death of his fiancée, Gabby Petito.

After the remains were identified as Laundrie on Thursday, Bertolino told ABC 7 Laundrie was “grieving” and “upset” when he left his parents’ home to go hiking Sept. 13.
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Laundrie and Petito, both Long Island, New York, natives living in North Port, Florida, with his family, were traveling across the country visiting national parks this summer when she disappeared at the end of August. Her body was found near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sept. 19.

Laundrie returned to Florida in Petito’s van alone on Sept. 1 and was reported missing by his parents Sept. 17. Authorities had been searching for him ever since.

His parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, told police they last saw him Sept. 13 when he said he was going hiking at the Carlton Reserve, which is connected to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park by a 12-mile trail.

The remains and his belongings were found by his parents and authorities Wednesday morning.

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“Chris and Roberta knew that their son, Brian, was grieving” when he left their home Sept. 13, attorney Steven Bertolino told ABC 7. “They knew he was so upset, and they just couldn’t control that he was leaving, and he left. He walked out the door. Chris has said to me, ‘I wish I could have stopped him, but I couldn’t.'”

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Given Laundrie’s state of mind when he left his parents’ home, the attorney said the family “suspected that he may have hurt himself.”

He told “Good Morning America,” “Of course, knowing his mental state when he walked out the door, it was always a concern, but let’s wait for the medical examiner. If they can come up with some other explanation for the cause of death, we’re going to accept that. If not, I guess we’re going to have to accept that Brian did kill himself.”

The Laundries aren’t surprised their son was found dead, and they had talked about the possibility multiple times, the attorney added.

“It’s not a surprise,” Bertolino said. “As the weeks went by, this was something that — I have used the term — it wasn’t unthought of. We discussed it. We thought that this might be the end results, but at the very end, when it hits home, you know, it doesn’t make it much easier.”

The attorney also slammed rampant speculation by “armchair internet warriors” that the Laundries assisted their fugitive son.

“People are entitled to believe whatever they want. That being said, there’s a difference between people believing it and people being allowed to have a platform to have these crazy ideas out there,” Bertolino said.

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He shot down theories circulating that the Laundries planted items belonging to their son in the parks and that they knew exactly where he was.

Brian Laundrie’s belongings and remains were found in one of his favorite areas to hike, an area his parents shared with authorities previously but had been under water at the time, Bertolino said.

“These platforms are still running amuck with these ludicrous and, I have to say, nonsensical theories of the parents planting things there (in the parks,)” he told NBC News. “I mean, enough is enough. When does it stop?”

He also wouldn’t comment on the circumstances of Petito’s death.

“There are two families here that have suffered a great tragedy. There are two young people that have now lost their lives. There are parents that are suffering,” the attorney said. “Whatever happened, whatever didn’t happen, whatever people know, this is tragic for two families and anyone with a child and anybody with a sense of humanity can understand the frustration that both families feel.”

Bertolino told GMA, “When it comes to the FBI, we have absolutely nothing to say with respect to the Gabby Petito incident. With respect to Brian, we’ve been cooperating from day one. And those are two different, from a legal perspective, those are two different scenarios. One was a missing persons (case) with Brian. One was a missing persons (case) with Gabby.”

He also said he doesn’t expect any charges to be filed against Chris and Roberta Laundrie and that there was no deal offered by the FBI to give them immunity.

“Conversations were had several weeks ago with the FBI with respect to certain charges when questioned and when communications were had between myself and the FBI, I think it was realized that charges were not appropriate,” Bertolino said. “There was never a threat. There was never a coercion. There was never a deal cut.”

The “case is not over,” he added, noting that he still needed to speak with several law enforcement agencies and didn’t rule out a conversation between the Laundrie and Petito families in the future.

“There are certain things that need to be done or, I should say, wrapped up,” the attorney said.

The next-generation mass cytometer Meet the Next Resolution in Medicine — Polaris Biology Releases Starion

Polaris Biology, a leading innovator in single-cell technologies, announced today the largest product launch in company history with the introduction of the Starion™ Mass Cytometry System.
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Dr. Yuzhang Wu, and Dr. Yuchong Wang at 14th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society for Immunology

The next-generation mass cytometer has brought in a revolution in the industry with its high-throughput power and full-spectrum acquisition to allow for the simultaneous analysis of 40+ parameters at a single-cell resolution. Such resolution is achieved by metal isotope labeling, providing minimal signal overlap in testing, which eliminates the necessity of compensation. Thanks to its efficient barcoding technology, it is capable of analyzing 120 individual samples in one assay. This is a massive advancement from the traditional fluorescence-based flow cytometry, making it ideal for the use in healthcare, academic, and scientific research settings.

Apart from the device, the system also features antibodies, panel kits and multidimensional data visualization toolkits; together, it offers a trustworthy one-stop analysis platform for the multi-parametric characterization of cells.

“New insights are driven by novel technologies,” said Dr. Yuchong Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Polaris Biology. “We believe Starion™ will bring such insights that are key to transform the world of human health.”

About Polaris Biology
Polaris Biology thrives on advancing single-cell technologies. Harnessing the proprietary Starion™ mass cytometry system, Polaris Biology offers a comprehensive set of instruments, ready-to-use antibodies, customized panel kits, and informatic tools. Polaris Biology is committed to working with clinicians, academia, as well as pharmaceutical industries to address the true complexities of biology and disease.

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Top Updates: Astros close out Red Sox in Game 6 of ALCS, return to World Series for third time in five seasons 2021

Capping a decade like no other in baseball history, the Houston Astros are returning to the World Series, aiming to win the club’s second championship, one that would shine a little bit brighter than the original.

From shameless losers to industry innovators, from dominant champions to cheating chumps, the Astros took the next step in their unprecedented arc Friday night, getting a second dominant performance from an unheralded starter in as many games to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-0, and capture the American League Championship Series in six games.

They advance to face either the Atlanta Braves – back here at Minute Maid Park – or the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series with Game 1 on Tuesday evening.

“We feel like we deserve this,” says second baseman Jose Altuve, whose eighth-inning home run in Game 4 turned the series trajectory, “and we’re together in this.”

A date with the Dodgers would only intensify the grim feelings associated with the club’s electronic sign-stealing scandal, which boosted the 2017 champions all season and through a bitterly-contested seven-game slugfest with the Dodgers.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates with Jose Altuve after defeating the Red Sox to advance to the World Series.

Since Houston’s organizational indiscretions – from top baseball executive Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch, both fired in January 2020, down to the players – were revealed in November 2019, the club’s lone championship has been rightfully sullied. Its protagonists have been scorned from coast to coast and in this season during which fans returned to ballparks, booed mercilessly from the Bronx to Chavez Ravine.

Another title won’t soothe all the deep-seated bitterness outside Houston. But it would certainly legitimize the baseball greatness of Astros old and new.

“It’s extra special, after everything we’ve been through as a team, as a family, we stuck together, we fought back and we’re here, man,” says shortstop Carlos Correa. “We’re a great team and we’re just proud, once again, to be in the World Series.”

In Game 6, it was the leaders of the new school who carried them to the pennant.

ALCS MVP Yordan Alvarez, acquired from those Dodgers in a fateful trade, drove in the game’s first run with a double and later tripled and scored another run, capping a startling final two games in which he mashed six hits, five for extra bases.

Right fielder Kyle Tucker, picking up the offensive slack once carried by former Astro George Springer, iced the game with an opposite-field, three-run homer, his fourth of this postseason.

And rookie starter Luis Garcia, chased ignominiously from Game 2 by a then-unstoppable Red Sox offense, carried a no-hitter for 5⅔ innings as he and four relievers completed a thorough vexing of Boston’s bats.

When Ryan Pressly recorded the final out, the crowd of 42,718 at Minute Maid – one place the Astros can be sure they’re loved almost unconditionally – erupted in celebration of the pennant and anticipation of what comes next.

There was also a fair share of relief for a turnabout their club managed in an ALCS with wild momentum swings.

Garcia recorded just three outs and gave up five runs in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park Oct. 16 before exiting with a knee injury that the club said Garcia worked out in a bullpen session the following day.

In Game 6, he looked like an entirely different pitcher.

Running his fastball up to 97 mph, Garcia allowed just two baserunners through five innings – Kyle Schwarber striking out but reaching on a wild pitch to open the game, and Alex Verdugo drawing a second-inning walk. Still, Garcia was nursing just a 1-0 lead and the Astros had Phil Maton warming as he recorded the first two outs of the sixth, the massive stakes outweighing the potential milestone.

Good thing: Kiké Hernández nearly tied the game with a booming triple into the nook in left-center field. That gave manager Dusty Baker an easy call – he lifted Garcia, who received a thunderous standing ovation as he departed, and Maton induced a pop out to shortstop on one pitch.

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It was a command performance, Garcia’s fastball regularly hitting 95-96 mph, 3 mph over his regular season average, and his pitch mix only deepened an ignominious Red Sox funk. Garcia leaned heavily on his fastball early but struck out Christian Arroyo and Hunter Renfroe almost entirely on cutters in the fifth. He opened the sixth punching out pinch-hitter Danny Santana on a changeup before Schwarber’s deep fly to left preceded Hernández’s triple.

Hernández staged an MVP-worthy performance throughout the postseason – 20 hits in 49 at-bats (.408) and five home runs, three in this ALCS. Yet a Boston offense that scored 21 runs in Games 2 and 3 to briefly seize command of the series went AWOL: From the second inning of Game 4 until Hernandez’s triple, the Red Sox recorded seven hits in 73 at-bats (.096 average) and were outscored 20-1.

The series pivoted, pitching coach Brent Strom said, when young pitchers such as Garcia and Game 5 winner Framber Valdez determined if they would go down, it’d be with their nastiest stuff.

“They were spitting on so many non-competitive breaking balls the first couple games,” Strom said of the Red Sox, “I basically told the group, ‘If you’re going to get beat, throw your best stuff over the plate, and then you can sleep at night, rather than dance around the strike zone.’ Young pitchers start dancing a bit, and you can’t do that.”

And the Astros played nearly flawless baseball when they had to the most.

Game 6 started with Schwarber reaching on the strikeout-wild pitch, and Hernández followed with a smash up the middle. But Altuve – positioned like a shortstop in the shift – made a sparkling diving grab and one-hopped a perfect throw to first for the out.

The Red Sox nearly caught Baker slipping in the seventh, when Graveman – who pitched two innings in Game 4 – wobbled by issuing a leadoff walk and single to Alex Verdugo. With nobody warming in the bullpen and runners at the corners, it would be Graveman’s game to lose.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora countered with lefty bat Travis Shaw, who worked a full count. Verdugo took off on the pitch, but Graveman struck out Shaw and catcher Martin Maldonado, as is his wont, unloaded a bazooka of a throw, shortstop Carlos Correa letting it travel long enough to nab Verdugo for the 2-6 double play.

“That was huge,” says Baker. “There are people who were wondering why Maldi was playing, hitting .075.”

By then, it was party time once again in Houston. For sign-stealing protagonists Correa and Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, the coming days will bring more criticism from fans and pundits alike, certainly thunderous boos in L.A. and probably some why-not catcalls in Atlanta, too.

Yet if the boos never abate, the criticism may ring hollower if the Astros keep winning. With four more wins, a cast of characters old and new will have plenty to celebrate.

“These guys felt that we were going to get to this point, and it’s a matter of belief,” says Baker. “Before it happens, you have to believe it.

“These guys believe it.”

Updates Today Worldwide Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Industry to 2026 – Improvements in Product Properties Presents 2021

The “Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market Research Report by Type, Form, Health Benefit, Application, and Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” report has been added to’s offering.

The Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market size was estimated at USD 167.38 billion in 2020, is expected to reach USD 179.22 billion in 2021, and projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.41% reaching USD 257.08 billion by 2026.

Market Statistics

The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies – USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. It helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available. In this report, the years 2018 and 2019 are considered historical years, 2020 as the base year, 2021 as the estimated year, and years from 2022 to 2026 are considered the forecast period.

Competitive Strategic Window

The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies to help the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. It describes the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth during a forecast period.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market based on Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis offers the analysis of vendors considering their contribution to the overall market. It provides the idea of its revenue generation into the overall market compared to other vendors in the space. It provides insights into how vendors are performing in terms of revenue generation and customer base compared to others. Knowing market share offers an idea of the size and competitiveness of the vendors for the base year. It reveals the market characteristics in terms of accumulation, fragmentation, dominance, and amalgamation traits.

Competitive Scenario

The Competitive Scenario provides an outlook analysis of the various business growth strategies adopted by the vendors. The news covered in this section deliver valuable thoughts at the different stage while keeping up-to-date with the business and engage stakeholders in the economic debate. The competitive scenario represents press releases or news of the companies categorized into Merger & Acquisition, Agreement, Collaboration, & Partnership, New Product Launch & Enhancement, Investment & Funding, and Award, Recognition, & Expansion. All the news collected help vendor to understand the gaps in the marketplace and competitor’s strength and weakness thereby, providing insights to enhance product and service.

Company Usability Profiles

The report profoundly explores t.he recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market, including ADM, Ajinomoto, Amway, Arla Foods, Associated British Foods, Balchem Inc, Barrington Chemical Corporation, BASF, Bi Nutraceuticals, Cargill, Chr. Hansen, Danone S A, Divi’s Laboratories Ltd., DowDuPont, DSM, Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited, Glanbia Plc, Ingredion, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Kerry Group, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, Nestle S A, Sydler Group Of Companies, and Tate & Lyle.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:
1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players
2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyze penetration across mature segments of the markets
3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments
4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certification, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players
5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments

The report answers questions such as:
1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?
2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market during the forecast period?
3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?
4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?
5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?
6. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?
7. What modes and str.ategic moves are considered suitable for entering the Global Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Preface

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Overview
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

5. Market Dynamics
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Drivers
5.2.1. Increasing incidences of chronic diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle
5.2.2. Growing health consciousness among consumers and awareness about a balanced diet
5.2.3. Mandates on food fortification by government organizations
5.3. Restraints
5.3.1. High price of fortified products
5.4. Opportunities
5.4.1. Product awareness and penetration in developing economies
5.4.2. Improvements in product properties
5.4.3. Growing consumption of immunity booster due to COVID-19
5.5. Challenges
5.5.1. Consumer cynicism towards nutraceutical products

6. Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market, by Type
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Carotenoids
6.3. Fibers & Specialty Carbohydrates
6.4. Minerals
6.5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
6.6. Phytochemical & Plant Extracts
6.7. Prebiotics
6.8. Probiotics
6.9. Proteins & Amino Acids
6.10. Vitamins

7. Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market, by Form
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Dry
7.3. Liquid

8. Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market, by Health Benefit
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Bone Health
8.3. Gut Health
8.4. Heart Health
8.5. Immunity
8.6. Nutrition
8.7. Weight Management

9. Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market, by Application
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Animal Nutrition
9.3. Dietary Supplements
9.4. Functional Beverages
9.5. Functional Food
9.6. Personal Care

10. Americas Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Argentina
10.3. Brazil
10.4. Canada
10.5. Mexico
10.6. United States

11. Asia-Pacific Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Australia
11.3. China
11.4. India
11.5. Indonesia
11.6. Japan
11.7. Malaysia
11.8. Philippines
11.9. Singapore
11.10. South Korea
11.11. Taiwan
11.12. Thailand

12. Europe, Middle East & Africa Active Nutraceuticals Ingredients Market
12.1. Introduction
12.2. France
12.3. Germany
12.4. Italy
12.5. Netherlands
12.6. Qatar
12.7. Russia
12.8. Saudi Arabia
12.9. South Africa
12.10. Spain
12.11. United Arab Emirates
12.12. United Kingdom

13. Competitive Landscape
13.1. FPNV Positioning Matrix
13.1.1. Quadrants
13.1.2. Business Strategy
13.1.3. Product Satisfaction
13.2. Market Ranking Analysis
13.3. Market Share Analysis, by Key Player
13.4. Competitive Scenario
13.4.1. Merger & Acquisition
13.4.2. Agreement, Collaboration, & Partnership
13.4.3. New Product Launch & Enhancement
13.4.4. Investment & Funding
13.4.5. Award, Recognition, & Expansion

14. Company Usability Profiles
14.1. ADM
14.2. Ajinomoto
14.3. Amway
14.4. Arla Foods
14.5. Associated British Foods
14.6. Balchem Inc.
14.7. Barrington Chemical Corporation
14.8. BASF
14.9. Bi Nutraceuticals
14.10. Cargill
14.11. Chr. Hansen
14.12. Danone S A
14.13. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd.
14.14. DowDuPont
14.15. DSM
14.16. Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
14.17. Glanbia Plc
14.18. Ingredion
14.19. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
14.20. Kerry Group
14.21. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group
14.22. Nestle S A
14.23. Sydler Group Of Companies
14.24. Tate & Lyle

15. Appendix

Latest Updates: ‘It’s a small enough town’: Privacy complicates jury selection in trial over Ahmaud Arbery

The defendants’ connections in the small community have complicated the case from the outset. The first prosecutor assigned to the proceedings, Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson, had to recuse herself because Greg McMichael previously worked as an investigator for her office and as a Glynn County police officer. She has since been indicted for misconduct in the case.

The next prosecutor, Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill, also had to recuse himself because he was recommended by Johnson, who failed to disclose she asked him to advise police on Arbery’s death.

In court late Wednesday, Gough, Bryan’s defense attorney, called Brunswick a “fishbowl” where everybody knows everybody. He even appeared to recognize one of the jurors.
Travis McMichael, left, his father, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. will stand trial for murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.


Would-be jurors in the murder trial of the three men charged with killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery expressed concerns this week about remaining anonymous should they be selected to serve – particularly given the size of the community and intense public interest in the high-profile trial.

A thousand of the 62,000 registered voters in Glynn County received jury summons. The judge hopes to narrow the jury pool to a smaller group of 64 and eventually to 16 people: 12 jurors and four alternates.

Complicating that process is the fact thatmultiple prospective jurors have told the court they know Arbery, the defendants, potential witnesses, other prospective jurors and some of the local figures involved in the case. Some worried they would be identified as a juror in the press and feared they would face personal repercussions after rendering a verdict.
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“I don’t want to have to relocate because of something that goes wrong,” one prospective juror said Monday.

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Under questioning by lawyers for the defendants, another prospective juror expressed similar concerns: “Any verdict, guilty or innocent, is going to be unpopular with some people,” she said. “Maybe I’d even feel unsafe, I don’t know.”

One juror told the court she was concerned about “making sure my name is out of the news.”

“It’s a small enough town,” another prospective juror told lawyers for the defendants Thursday. “I think it would be naïve to think there couldn’t be real-world repercussions.”
A man uses his phone to record the Ahmaud Arbery mural on the side of the Brunswick African American Cultural Center.

Judge Timothy Walmsley has barred the media from releasing identifying information about jurors and repeatedly assured jurors the court is working to maintain their anonymity.

Anonymous juries are rare. But due to social media, the ease of internet searches, and concerns over juror safety, the practice could become more common – a shift some legal scholars say could jeopardize transparency and the need for more diverse juries.

Brunswick is predominantly Black but sits in the overwhelmingly white Glynn County. Given the racial dynamics at play in the case, the demographic makeup of the jury is being closely watched.

Arbery, who was Black, was fatally shot in February of last year while out jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick. Three white men – Greg McMichael, 65, his son Travis, 35, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52 – stand accused of his murder.

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The first week of jury selection was a local affair as a cast of characters paraded through the court: A baker, a teacher, a security guard, a housekeeper, a crane operator, a hair stylist, a server.

Most said they knew at least one person involved in the case, including the defendants, their partners and attorneys. One said they knew someone from a local Rotary Club. Two said a witness used to cut their hair. One said they knew a defendant’s neighbor.
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“My coworkers are best friends with Roddie’s wife, we discuss this case all the time,” one juror wrote on a questionnaire.

One juror said a defendant is “a friend of my father’s and he’s been over to our house multiple times.”

One prospective juror Thursday said he has known all three defendants “for years.” He said he and the McMichaels have been part of the same hunting club for two decades.

“I just feel like I know them too good,” he told prosecutor Linda Dunikoski. “I want to be honest.”

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Multiple prospective jurors also knew Arbery. One went to school with him. Another went to school with his parents. And one said his son played football with Arbery.

Many jurors recognized each other in the courtroom, too. One woman said she knew six other jurors, including her son, a former student and current and former coworkers.

Despite their various degrees of familiarity with the case and those involved, some would-be jurors said they could remain neutral if they were seated on the panel.

One potential juror Thursday afternoon told the court she has known one of the defendants for 30 years. When asked by the judge if she could remain neutral, the woman said “yes.”

She moved on to the next round of the process.

APPH, EAR, SAVA, WDH INVESTOR ALERT BY CLAIMSFILER: Pending Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits 2021

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Updates News: From Gabby Petito to Tyga to ‘MAID’: ‘I don’t know how many moments we have to have before it matters 2021

In the last couple of months, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of domestic abuse in the news.

The murder of Gabby Petito has received overwhelming media attention. Bodycam footage and a 911 call before Petito’s death raised questions about possible domestic violence issues between Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in her death whose remains were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness park. Rapper Tyga, real name Michael Stevenson and famously the former beau of Kylie Jenner, was arrested last week after an ex-girlfriend shared photos of his alleged abuse to her Instagram Story. The hugely popular series “MAID,” which premiered on Netflix this month, explores the lesser understood dimensions of emotional abuse.

There have been several important cultural moments before. Advocates point to the abused housewife Farrah Fawcett played in the 1984 film “The Burning Bed,” the O.J. Simpson trial in the ’90s, Rihanna’s violent assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, and to some extent #MeToo. But combatting domestic abuse requires far more than increased public awareness – it is a complex social problem with many causes, different prevention points, affecting different populations with different needs. It also goes well beyond the highly sensationalized cases of physical violence or murder.
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One in 3 women has experienced intimate partner violence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I don’t know how many moments we have to have before it matters,” said TK Logan, a professor at the University of Kentucky whose research focuses on intimate partner violence, specifically stalking. “I’ve been studying this for almost 30 years and the attention comes in waves. It’s good to talk about it. I don’t mean to minimize that, but we have to do more than talk. We need to start helping women.”
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The term is “domestic violence,” but what does it mean? What do we understand and what do we still refuse to see? As advocates and survivors try to explain, on this Domestic Violence Awareness Month and every other opportunity they get, this abuse isn’t just black eyes and bloodied noses. It’s control and degradation, a sickness in the belly, terror in the night. It’s the partner who scrutinizes what you eat, monitors what you spend, who you talk to, when you come home and especially when you leave. It’s eggshells on every floor. It’s guilt and gaslighting.
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It’s time, experts say, for society to stop asking, “why didn’t you leave?” when the questions really should be, “why is it so hard to?” “why does he hurt you?” “why did you feel you had to stay?”

“We love quick policy fixes. We love more police. We love more prosecutions. And none of that is actually going to stop this problem, and hasn’t,” said Leigh Goodmark, director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. “What many people are coming to realize is that doing this work takes time and effort and energy, and isn’t sexy and isn’t easy and isn’t just soundbites.”
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Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem that cuts across race, age, income, sexual orientation, religion and gender — in terms of both victims and perpetrators. Domestic violence disproportionally impacts women of color.

Public awareness matters to the extent that it helps people understand the dynamics of domestic abuse. More people who can spot abusive behavior can help intervene. More people who understand the barriers survivors face in ending an abusive relationship can offer tangible support once they are ready to leave. It’s important to educate individuals because they will become jurors on domestic abuse cases, leaders in their workplaces, local lawmakers in their communities.

But despite decades of advocacy, stereotypes about domestic violence persist, including that all perpetrators look like “monsters” or that abuse always begins right away. One of the most entrenched, said Gillian Pinchevsky, an associate professor of criminal justice in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is that domestic violence is only physical. Pinchevsky said in her class, she asks students to draw a picture of “domestic abuse.” The majority draw physical violence, a female victim and a male perpetrator.

Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic and psychological, according to the Justice Department. Many victims say the physical abuse isn’t even the worst part.

Survivors themselves can internalize domestic violence myths, making it that much harder for them to recognize their abuse or name it. In an early scene in Netflix’s “MAID,” the protagonist Alex, played by Margaret Qualley, is trying to leave her boyfriend, who manipulates her, berates her, coerces her, punishes her, but never actually hit her.

“I’m not abused,” she tells a social worker.
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Pinchevsky said the criminal justice system also places a heavy emphasis on physical violence, which is partly why some researchers and scholars say it’s not the most appropriate entity to address domestic abuse.
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“It has failed victims over and over and over and over again,” she said.

Goodmark is among those scholars who argue the criminal and legal systems are not equipped to sensitively and fairly respond to these cases, especially when custody is involved.

“These systems don’t help people,” she said. “They’re not stopping intimate partner violence. They’re not lowering rates of violence, and they are really hurting the people who, in theory, they were meant to help.”

A USA TODAY investigation in December found that in defiance of widely accepted best practices, Florida removes children from parents – most of them mothers – who have been battered by an intimate partner.

Goodmark also doesn’t believe the prison system is the best way to hold perpetrators of domestic abuse accountable.

“What prison does is expose people to trauma that they then take with them back out into their relationships,” she said. “It resolves none of the issues that brought them into the system in the first place.”

A 2010 study sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that domestic violence offenders whose sentences included a jail term had higher odds of domestic violence recidivism. It found victim-oriented treatment and anger management interventions were associated with lower odds of perpetrating domestic abuse again during a five-year period.
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Advocates say the culture needs to think deeply about better ways of responding to abuse and preventing it, which can include public health approaches as well as community-based solutions.

It’s also important to understand why people perpetrate. Before a person commits abuse, a whole host of things happen in their life. The dominant characterization of domestic violence suggests it’s about someone wanting power and control over another person. Goodmark says she agrees that power and control over a partner are often the outcome, though she isn’t convinced it’s always the motivation.

“We have to look critically at that narrative to say, ‘What are the other things that cause people to be violent?’ Is it about wanting power and control of a partner? Is it about wanting control in anyone’s life? And how do we give people that feeling of control so that they’re not acting out? Is it about masculinity and what people learn about masculinity and the use of violence? Is it about economic stress?”

Goodmark says you cannot separate economic issues from violence.

“One of the really interesting statistics that came out of the pandemic was that early on, domestic violence increased significantly. And then in April of 2020, you see it dip pretty sharply,” she said. “That coincided with the first stimulus checks. So we have to ask why. Why is that?”
Stop punishing women who are not ‘perfect victims’

The Petito case captivated a nation, but experts in gendered violence say the conversation has lacked context on why it’s so difficult for women to get help when they need it.

A video released by the Moab Police Department in Utah shows an officer pulled over Petito and Laundrie’s van in August. Laundrie appears calm and laughs with officers, while Petito is visibly shaken and one officer said she was hyperventilating. Petito said Laundrie grabbed her face, and officers are heard discussing how a witness said they saw him shove her. Petito tells officers she hit Laundrie.

Officers decided Petito was the aggressor.

In the 1980s, Goodmark said research came out that said arrest was likely to decrease recidivist violence. In response, many states adopted mandatory arrest laws, including Utah, which say that if police show up to the scene of intimate partner violence and they have probable cause to make an arrest, they have to.

The result, Goodmark said, is that arrest rates for women went through the roof. Not because women were all of a sudden becoming violent, but because of the way police implemented those laws. Women tend to admit to the violence that they use, because they see that violence as aberrational.

Police go to the scene and a woman says, “Yes, I hit him, because he was strangling me” or “Yes, I hit him,” and she’s given no opportunity to explain how it was in self-defense. Sometimes strangulation injuries aren’t visible but scratch marks are.

If a woman, especially, is anything less than a perfect victim, Goodmark said, if they are emotional, or angry, if they have a mental health issue or a criminal history, that is used against them.

“There are a million different ways that the police can say, ‘Well, clearly you’re not a perfect victim, and therefore you’re a perpetrator,'” Goodmark said. “And once you have been identified as the perpetrator, the switch flips, and no one in that system, not police, not prosecutors, not judges, can see you as a victim anymore.”
Start asking the right questions

The unsexy solutions to domestic violence are wide-ranging and dovetail with other societal ills, including structural sexism and racism. But they are not easy or always straightforward. It’s preventing kids from being abused and neglected, from seeing violence in their homes, from witnessing violence in their communities. It’s building violence prevention into schools, ensurin.g people’s basic needs are met, giving communities tools to hold perpetrators accountable. It’s funding research and safety nets and programs that help women while they’re in abusive relationships and when they leave.

In “MAID,” Alex is at times desperate but also resolute. She wants a better life for herself and her daughter. She’s upended and uprooted, over and over again. She encounters systems with no logic, people with no empathy, and puts one foot in front of the other even when she does not know where the road will go. When the social worker asks if she has any special skills, her mind flashes to her 2-year-old daughter Maddy, the pair of them twirling on a beach, Alex quietly rocking her in the sun, cultivating the child’s joy in spite of her own misery. This is a skill. This is survival.

“The lack of easy solutions can lead people to just throw their hands up and say, ‘You know what? We can’t fix this.’ It’s been with us since the beginning of time. It will always be with us,” Goodmark said. “I think that so much of the coverage is always about what should law enforcement have done differently to prevent this from happening? And that’s the wrong question. The question should be, ‘what could we have done at every step along the way in this couple’s relationship to prevent this from happening?’ And when we start asking that question, then we’ll start getting to solutions.”

World Top News: Woman claims Uber Eats driver who delivered food months ago showed up to her house at 1 a.m.: ‘Something’s off’

A 25-year-old woman shared a strange encounter on TikTok. She claims an Uber Eats driver who had previously delivered food to her home returned to her address early one morning when she hadn’t ordered anything.

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Bobbie Prestes explained in a now-viral TikTok that she and her husband first met the Uber Eats driver in question in August 2021. Back then, he delivered the couple food as they were sitting outside on their patio.

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Prestes added that since the start of COVID, she usually opts for no-contact delivery. So it was by chance that they got to have a “quick little conversation” with the driver, who said that he grew up in the area and even attended the elementary school that Prestes and her husband lived near.

“It just seemed a little bit off,” Prestes recalled of the conversation.

Months later, Prestes claimed on TikTok that the same driver showed up at her house with a bag of Taco Bell at 1 a.m., uninvited.

“I woke up around 1 a.m. to the sound of another man’s voice from outside my bedroom window,” Prestes said. “[My husband] comes into the room and goes, ‘Did you order food?’ and I was like, ‘No, I’ve been sleeping.’”

According to Prestes’ husband, who had been sitting out on the porch drinking coffee when the man allegedly approached the house, the Uber Eats driver asked him, “Do you remember me?” before making a comment about the couple’s pool. Prestes noted that the driver wouldn’t have been able to see the pool from where he stood at the front of the house. Plus, there weren’t any lights on, and it was the middle of the night.

Prestes took a photo of the Taco Bell bag, which she showed in her TikTok. She pointed out the Uber Eats receipt stapled to the bag. The name on the order was neither Prestes nor her husband.

“I looked into this a little bit more, and I realized that none of the Taco Bells that deliver to my house stay open for delivery past 9 p.m.,” Prestes said. “But as you can see here on this picture of the receipt, it was ready for pick-up … at 12:30 a.m.”

This discrepancy made Prestes skeptical that it was just a mix-up with one of her neighbors. Based on other stories Prestes said she’d heard on TikTok about customers having unusual encounters with food delivery drivers, Prestes decided to play it safe and report it to Uber Eats.

In a follow-up video, Prestes confirmed to concerned viewers that she and her husband did buy security cameras for the house.

“Literally, immediately after he left,” she said. “We do already have an alarm system, so we’re not too worried about him getting inside of the house.”

As Prestes’ videos racked up millions of views, Uber Eats ended up reaching out to her to say the company was looking into the incident.

“Basically, they told me this was all just a big misunderstanding,” Prestes said about her call with Uber Eats. “I guess there was an order open at the time from Taco Bell. I don’t know which one, they wouldn’t disclose a lot of information. But there was an order he was supposed to be dropping off at that time, somewhere around my house.”

According to Daily Dot‘s coverage, an Uber spokesperson told the publication that after investigating the claims, the company found that the delivery was meant for a customer a “few hundred feet away from the TikTok poster’s house.”

But Prestes added that there was something preventing her from fully accepting Uber Eats’ explanation.

“I really, really want to believe that this is exactly what happened because it would make me feel so much better,” she said. “I guess I’m struggling to wrap my mind around it. Maybe I’m just overthinking things.”

It also doesn’t help that Prestes said she had dealt with two stalker situations before — one when she was 16 years old, which she broke down in another video.

Commenters, for the most part, encouraged Prestes to trust her gut about situations like this.

“Something’s off,” someone wrote. “Don’t take it lightly.”

“Instinct is everything,” another agreed.

“That’s not OK, that’s not right,” a commenter posted. “Red flags!”

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Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round 2021-2022

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

The assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on the set of a Western starring Baldwin. Director Joel Souza was wounded. The records said he was standing behind her.

The warrant was obtained Friday so that investigators could document the scene at the ranch where the shooting took place. It notes that Baldwin’s blood-stained costume for the film “Rust” was taken as evidence, as was the weapon that was fired.

Investigators also seized other prop guns and ammunition that were being for the film starring Baldwin.

Earlier in the day, Baldwin described the killing as a “tragic accident.” He was performing at the time of the shooting, the sheriff’s office said. It was unclear how many rounds were fired, and little was known about the weapon.

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter. “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

No immediate charges were filed, and sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin was permitted to travel.

“He’s a free man,” Rios said.

Images of the 63-year-old actor — known for his roles in “30 Rock” and “The Hunt for Red October” and his impression of former President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” — showed him distraught outside the sheriff’s office on Thursday.

Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no deadly projectile. However, even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. That proved to be the case in the death of an actor in 1984.

In another on-set accident in 1993, the actor Brandon Lee was killed after a bullet was left in a prop gun, and similar shootings have occurred involving stage weapons that were loaded with live rounds.

Gun-safety protocol on sets in the United States has improved since then, said Steven Hall, a veteran director of photography in Britain. But he said one of the riskiest positions to be in is behind the camera because that person is in the line of fire in scenes where an actor appears to point a gun at the audience.

Sheriff’s deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls described a person being shot there, Rios said. The ranch has been used in dozens of films, including the recent Tom Hanks Western “News of the World.”

One of Hutchins’ final social media posts was a photo of the “Rust” actors standing together in solidarity with crew members. She belonged to the IATSE union that represents crew members. The union is to vote soon on a new contract with producers after threatening to strike in recent weeks over issues including long hours and on-set safety.

Hutchins, 42, worked as director of photography on the 2020 action film “Archenemy” starring Joe Manganiello. She was a 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute and was named a “rising star” by American Cinematographer in 2019.

“I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set,” said “Archenemy” director Adam Egypt Mortimer on Twitter. “She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”

Manganiello called Hutchins “an incredible talent” and “a great person” on his Instagram account. He said he was lucky to have worked with her.

After the shooting, production was halted on “Rust.” The movie is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his younger brother following the death of their parents in 1880s Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database website. The teen goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather (played by Baldwin) after the boy is sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher.

Lee, son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, died in 1993 after being hit by a .44-caliber slug while filming a death scene for the movie “The Crow.” The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a bullet lodged near his spine.

In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum died after shooting himself in the head with a prop gun blank while pretending to play Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum on the set of the television series “Cover Up.”

Such shootings have also happened during historical reenactments. In 2015, an actor staging a historical gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona, was shot and wounded with a live round during a show that was supposed to use blanks.

In Hill City, South Dakota, a tourist town that recreates an Old West experience, three spectators were wounded in 2011 when a re-enactor fired real bullets instead of blanks.


Berry reported from Phoenix. Associated Press writers Jake Coyle and Jocelyn Noveck in New York, Lizzie Knight in London, Yuras Karmanau in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Ryan Pearson in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

Poll: More than two-thirds of Republicans say climate change is ‘not an emergency’

As President Biden pushes Congress to pass his climate agenda just days before world powers gather in Scotland to hash out a new international accord, more than two-thirds of Republicans (67 percent) continue to insist that climate change is “not an emergency,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

Coming on the heels of a summer that featured record-setting heat waves, wildfires and floods — all exacerbated by climate change — the result is a stark example of how U.S. politics imperils global progress on the issue.

The survey of 1,704 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Oct. 19 to 21, found that nearly all Democrats (78 percent) and a plurality of independents (45 percent) view climate change as “an existential threat that must be addressed now with major legislation.”

Yet less than one-quarter of Republicans (24 percent) agree. Instead, more than 6 in 10 believe, falsely, that global warming is either “not a real threat” (38 percent) or a threat that “the government has already done enough to address” (24 percent).

The poll underscores the challenge facing Biden as he aims to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to half of 2005 levels by the end of the decade and set an example for other countries to follow. Both the public at large and all but one Democrat on Capitol Hill — centrist West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — favor Biden’s plan to transition the economy to sustainable sources of energy. But Republicans do not.
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President Biden speaking about his infrastructure plan during a recent visit to Scranton, Pa. (Susan Walsh/AP)

In little more than a week, leaders and representatives from nearly every country in the world will gather in Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has called the conference the world’s “last best hope” of keeping global temperature rise from exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels in an effort to avert a cascade of devastating consequences for the planet.

A recent review of 88,128 scientific papers on climate change since 2012 has concluded that 99.9 percent of the studies agree that humankind’s burning of fossil fuels is responsible for the rise in global temperatures.

Yet even that fact is disputed by Republicans. According to the Yahoo News/YouGov poll, more Republicans continue to believe that human activity is not causing climate change (47 percent) than believe it is (34 percent). In contrast, just 4 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of independents deny the role of human activity in global warming.

The same pattern persists on issue after issue: A huge majority of Democrats and a substantial plurality of independents take climate change seriously and support the kind of major legislation Biden has proposed — while Republicans remain the outliers. The result is a consistent 15-to-20-point advantage for climate action among Americans at large. For instance:

● 48 percent of Americans favor cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030; just 27 percent are opposed.

● 48 percent favor limiting greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline-powered cars and coal-fired power plants; just 30 percent are opposed.

● 43 percent favor a proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions by rewarding utilities that switch to renewable energy and requiring utilities that continue to burn coal and oil “to pay more over time.” That is the $150 billion cornerstone of Biden’s clean energy plan, which Manchin has forced the administration to abandon. Just 27 percent are opposed.

● 45 percent favor “a program that requires polluters to pay a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit” if it includes “a rebate for families making less than $400,000 per year” to offset potential price hikes on “gasoline, electricity or home heating fuel” — a description of the “carbon tax” plan Democrats floated as an alternative to Biden’s clean energy proposal. Just 25 percent are opposed.

● And 45 percent say a major effort to address climate change would be “good for the economy because it will create new industries and jobs,” while just 31 percent say it would be “bad for the economy because it will destroy existing industries and jobs.”
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Icebergs that calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier floating near Ilulissat, Greenland. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

There are limits to how much Americans are willing to personally spend to combat global warming. Without a rebate, support for a carbon tax falls (to 36 percent) and opposition rises (also to 36 percent). When asked to select “changes you would be willing to make” to help solve the problem, far more say they’d be willing to buy an electric car or solar panels with a government rebate (35 percent and 42 percent, respectively) than without (15 percent and 18 percent). And the most popular changes are the ones that require others to pay more, such as raising taxes on Americans earning more than $400,000 a year (42 percent) or on corporations earning more than $5 million (40 percent). Very few Americans are ready to pay more for gas (14 percent) or meat (15 percent).

The message seems to be that government, not individuals, should bear the brunt of climate action — which is why Biden has proposed rebates for most Americans, along with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Yet while a majority of Democrats (73 percent) and a plurality of independents (40 percent) agree with the president that “the U.S. cannot afford to wait any longer to pass major climate change legislation,” most Republicans (59 percent) say “the U.S. cannot afford to pass major climate change legislation right now.”

With additional reporting by David Knowles.


The Yahoo News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,704 U.S. adults interviewed online from Oct. 19 to 21, 2021. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, as well as 2020 presidential vote (or non-vote) and voter registration status. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all U.S. adults. The margin of error is approximately 2.6 percent.