Three months ago Ahmaud Arbery, a fit athlete, was out jogging near his home on a Sunday afternoon in Brunswick, Georgia when two white supremacists saw him, got their guns, got in a truck, chased him down, pulled up next to him, shot him at least two times, and killed him right there on the spot. Ahmaud was unarmed, broke no laws, and did nothing wrong. He was only 25 years old when he died.
The attackers were Gregory McMichael, a former police officer and retired investigator for the DA’s office, his son Travis McMichael, and neighbor William Bryan. When Gregory saw Ahmaud running in his neighborhood, Satilla Shores, a predominately white community, he and his son immediately armed themselves with a shotgun and a 357 magnum, hopped into their pickup truck, chased him down and shot him.
You are bearing witness to a modern day lynching. The year is 2020 and racist violence still runs rampant. What are have you done to stand up for this innocent young man and ensure criminals like Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Brown are held accountable for murder?