I'd paid almost no attention to this, or to the federal case against Derek Chauvin, the cop who murdered George Floyd.
Then along comes this fascinating article from former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, who explains exactly why the Arbery family rightly rejected a proposed plea deal that would have gone way too easy on the would-be murderers.
Mind you, McCarthy has little use for the entire idea of a federal prosecution. He argues that it's mainly a way to appease the far left of the Democratic Party. But it turns out that the system could also be gamed in a way that leaves the murderers better off than if they'd only faced state prosecution.
Very informative stuff here...