After defense attorneys portrayed Travis McMichael as a textbook paragon of law enforcement procedure who assesses the “totality of circumstances,” prosecutor Linda Dunikoski unveiled a potentially half-cocked vigilante who rallied neighbors to “arm up.”

In painstaking cross examination Thursday morning, Dunikoski attempted to show that Ahmaud Arbery never posed an actual threat to McMichael before he shot the 25-year-old Black man dead on a public street in the Satilla Shores neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020.

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