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Wed May 6, 2020, 12:50 PM

Georgia to consider charges in killing of unarmed black jogger as video emerges

Source: The Guardian

Georgia to consider charges in killing of unarmed black jogger as video emerges

Prosecutors were reluctant to charge former police officer and son in shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery

Joanna Walters in New York and agencies
@Joannawalters13
Wed 6 May 2020 13.15 BSTFirst published on Wed 6 May 2020 03.07 BST

A prosecutor in Georgia said he would ask a grand jury to decide if charges should be filed against a white former law enforcement officer and his son over the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man as he ran through a small town.

The shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery outside Brunswick, Georgia, in February was captured on videotape and posted on social media on Tuesday, stirring outrage over the reluctance of prosecutors to file charges against Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis.

The video footage, which was taken by an unidentified witness in another car, shows Arbery jogging down a narrow two-lane road and around a white pickup truck stopped in the right lane, its driver’s door open.

As Arbery crosses back in front of the truck a gunshot is fired. Arbery is then seen struggling with a man holding a long gun as a second man stands in the bed of the truck brandishing a revolver. Two more shots are heard before Arbery stumbles and falls face-down on to the asphalt.

The graphic footage has prompted an outcry and demands for justice; the activist Shaun King posted the video on Twitter, describing it as “one of the worst things I’ve seen in my entire life”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/05/georgia-brunswick-shooting-ahmaud-arbery-grand-jury

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Source: CNN

Video posted online as DA says case of Georgia man who was chased and killed will go to grand jury

By Angela Barajas, Amir Vera and Steve Almasy, CNN
Updated 1304 GMT (2104 HKT) May 6, 2020

Brunswick, Georgia (CNN) – The fatal shooting of a black man -- apparently recorded on video in February and posted online Tuesday by a local radio station host -- will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.

Elements of the disturbing video are consistent with a description of the shooting given to police by one of those involved in the incident.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, authorities said. According to a Glynn County Police report, Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area.

After they chased down Arbery, McMichael told police, Arbery and McMichael's son Travis struggled over his son's shotgun. McMichael said two shots were fired before Arbery fell to the street, the report said.

In a letter to police, George Barnhill , one of the district attorneys who has recused himself from the case and who saw the autopsy report, wrote that Arbery sustained three wounds during the struggle for the gun.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/05/us/ahmaud-arbery-jogging-georgia-shooting/index.html

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elleng May 6 #2
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:52 PM

1. Consider? There is nothing to consider, bring the murderers before a grand jury PERIOD

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:56 PM

3. My thoughts exactly. WTH is this nonsense?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Wed May 6, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. Yeah, what the fuck??? They'll CONSIDER it? Tell you what, guys -- do what you would do

if the jogger were white and the two gun humpers were black. That'll tell you how to act.

Jesus Christ on a crutch. How much more obvious does U.S. racism have to get? These troglodytes weren't even going to PRETEND to run those two murderers through a court.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:55 PM

2. WTF, 'To CONSIDER?'

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 01:58 PM

4. Racist pigs. Lock them up in jail and throw away the key.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 02:00 PM

5. Sounds like an ambush. Premeditated murder.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 04:10 PM

7. The video looks bad and the actions of Georgia officials look worse.

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