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Defense Attorneys In Ahmaud Arbery Case Want Black DA Removed

The defense attorneys of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan are calling for the Black-American assigned District Attorney, Joyette Holmes, to be removed from their upcoming trial claiming that she was “illegally appointed” her position in the case. Back in Feb., the three assailants hunted down and fatally wounded 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery with two point-blank shotgun wounds to the chest which was filmed by one of the perpetrators in William “Roddie” Bryan. It wasn’t until footage of the alleged lynching was made public that the three men were indicted on a total of nine charges with each party being charged with one count of malice murder, four counts felony murder, two counts aggravated assault, one count false imprisonment, and one count criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment months later. Now, the McMichaels and Bryan are set to make their return to the Brunswick, Georgia courtroom on July 17 for an official hearing according to WOTC

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Back in May, the Cobb County Courier revealed that the prosecuting attorney for the Ahmaud Arbery case would be Joyette Holmes who was sworn into office on July 1, 2019. In an official statement from the District Attorney’s office, the prosecuting team revealed that they will be acting swiftly and not handle the defense delicately stating,

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“Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announces that she has accepted Attorney General Chris Carr’s appointment of her office to handle prosecution in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and that the call to serve will not be taken lightly.” The press statement continues, “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, with aggravated assault and murder in Arbery’s death. Our office will immediately gather all materials related to the investigation thus far and continue to seek additional information to move this case forward.”

The DA’s office has made it clear that they are committed to the “process of seeking justice in this case.” With the former Republican Chief Magistrate Judge of the Cobb County Magistrate Court in Georgia at the helm of this case, Ahmaud Arbery’s murder trial is in potentially good hands. However, the masses will have to wait until next Friday, July 17 to see what the defense’s argument will be to have Attorney Joyette Holmes removed from the case altogether. 



Massive Festival Garden Of Eden Announces Huge Ticket Giveaway With Astounding Star Artist

Garden of Eden is coming to California in the high deserts of Adelanto at the Adelanto Stadium & event center on September 30th.

But it doesn’t end there,an oasis of music and merriment is set to rise from the star artists of the Garden Of Eden Festival, subgenres, dance and EDM with vip experiences for every enthusiast.

Spanning four expansive stages, the festival showcases the likes of renowned artists including the thrilling ETC! ETC!, the pulsating Teddy Killerz, dynamic Murdock, and, of course, crowd-pleasers such as Blaqout, High Zombie, Mista J, and the ever-electrifying Adil C. Accompanied by notorieties such as Sage Sam, Sawyer Sharbino, and Alexander James Rodriguez.

Evoking visions of mythical gardens, serpentine mysteries, and tempting apples, the festival beckons attendees into an enchanting world of sound and sensation.

Garden of Eden Festival multiple stages confirmed –
Mainstage – The Tree of Life Stage
Stage 2 – The Forbidden Fruit Stage
Stage 3 – The Genesis Stage
Stage 4 – The Inferno Stage

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Beyond the beats, a curated selection of vendors awaits, offering everything from delectable bites to festival-centric memorabilia.


  • When: September 30, 2023
  • Where: Adelanto Plaza & Event Center, 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto, CA 92301
  • Hours: 4PM – 4AM
  • Age Admission: 18 or above

Feeling lucky? Win some free tickets here –

Buy tickets to your escape to the desert reverie here:

Please note, the event is strictly 18+. The Garden Of Eden Festival invites attendees to escape the mundane and enter a world of unbridled excitement and euphoria.

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Yin Lin’s Resounding Keys to Success”

Nestled amidst the electric heartbeat of Shanghai, Yin Lin’s tryst with the ivory keys of a piano commenced when she was a mere toddler of three. Born and nurtured in the rich cultural milieu of this dynamic city, she embraced her passion with open arms, setting the stage for a musical journey that many can only dream of.

By the age of 15, she had already graced the prestigious corridors of Shanghai Normal University School of Music. Under the nurturing wings of renowned figures like Shuxing Zheng, Lan’er Hu, and Zhebang Xie, Yin Lin didn’t just evolve; she soared, etching her name into the annals of music history. Her prodigious talents didn’t go unnoticed; she clinched distinguished honors such as the Pearl River Piano Cup National Pentathlon Competition and the much-coveted MAP-IMC award in 2021.

Yin’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable. Adding more feathers to her cap, she pursued multiple degrees, with her academic journey reaching an apex when she secured the Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University School of Music. As we speak, a scholarship awaits her at La Sierra University, all under the esteemed Dr. Elvin Rodriguez’s tutelage. And come this fall, another chapter awaits as she embarks on a DMA degree program at the renowned University of Southern Mississippi.

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The timeline between 1999 and 2022 isn’t just years on a calendar for Yin; it’s a collage of her multifaceted engagements. Be it mesmerizing audiences with soulful solo recitals or rubbing shoulders in masterclasses with industry giants such as Dr. Allan Smith and the Grammy Award-winning Opera Singer, Victoria Livengood, Yin has done it all. A shining feather in her cap was her collaboration with the celebrated cellist, Yi-Bin Chu, in 2022.

Beyond performing, Yin Lin has left indelible marks in administrative roles, helming positions as the Artistic Director at the MARKER AND PIONEER International Culture Exchange Center. She also showcased her versatile talents as a piano accompanist and a music worship leader at revered institutions like Claremont Chorale INC and the Mountain View Mennonite Church.

Yin Lin’s musical odyssey, spanning from institutions like the Shanghai YAMAHA Music School to the Los Angeles Chinese Musicians Ensemble Chorus, echoes her relentless passion and dedication. Her story isn’t just about mastering the keys of a piano but resonates with a deep love for the symphony of life.

Follow her inspiring journey on Instagram @yinlinthepianist and on Facebook @Apple Lin.

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