Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. But, he was hunted and killed.
On February 23, just three days before the eighth anniversary of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s murder, Gregory McMichael, a white former police officer, saw Arbery jog by his house.
Rather than wave and say hello, or simply mind his own business, McMichael and his 34-year-old son Travis, grabbed a shotgun and a handgun and chased Arbery down in their truck.
The two men exited the truck and Travis shot Arbery twice, killing the 25-year-old.
There is no dispute that the McMichaels followed Arbery. There is no dispute that Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery.
Yet, for more than two months, neither man was arrested nor charged with a crime, despite local authorities having cell phone video of the shooting.
This is simply unacceptable.
On the night of May 7, 2020, after the investigation was transferred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and after video of the shooting went viral, the McMichaels were arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Their arrests are a significant step forward, but justice has not yet been served.
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