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Pictured: A cross with flowers and a letter “A” sits at the entrance to the Satilla Shores neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. | Source: Sean Rayford / Getty UPDATED: 11:39 a.m. ET, May 7 — The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus has joined the call for the grand jury process to be expedited over the shooting death of an unarmed Black man jogging by two white men in a rural part of the state in February. Ahmaud Arbery was killed in broad daylight during a purported citizen’s arrest by a father and son who chased him down in the city of Brunswick because they said they suspected he was a burglar. Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael have thus far avoided arrest and charges because of the state’s citizen’s arrest law. Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey reportedly suggested Wednesday night it was “possible an emergency order to assemble a grand jury to hear the case is being considered.” On Thursday, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus demanded that ..
Source: Instagram As people continue to respond with outrage and grief over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, which was captured on video, authorities are considering the man who captured the video as a suspect in the incident. However, there’s clearly a difference between how his involvement was initially reported versus the reality of what happened. Prosecutor George Barnhill was initially assigned to the case where Greg McMichael, 64, hopped in a truck with his son Travis McMichael, 34, to pursue Arbery, whom they believed was a neighborhood burglar. The two were armed and a video of the incident was captured by William “Roddie” Bryan. The footage shows the McMichaels’ truck stopped in front of Arbery who clearly tries to run around the passenger’s side of the vehicle. However, Travis confronts Arbery and the two struggle with his shotgun before a gunshot is heard. The struggle continues when a second shot is heard. The whole time, a man who seems to be Gregory McDonald is standing i..
Video Shows Indianapolis Cops Shoot, Kill Unarmed Black Man On Facebook Live And Then Laugh About It
Police in Indianapolis chased and shot a young Black man, presumably in the back, on Wednesday evening in the latest instance of preventable violence by law enforcement against African Americans. Sean Reed was live streaming himself on Facebook at the time that he was shot. But what police apparently did not know was that even after they shot and killed him and even shared a laugh over his dead body, they were still being recorded by the Facebook Live session Reed started before he died. I knew Sean, he was my friend. He was my wingman in basic training. me, him, and our crew would always talk about what we wanted for our future. Today I find out that he was murdered in cold blood for being Black in America. A father, son, brother, and a U.S Veteran.#SeanReed pic.twitter.com/0QDhtCiHrv — Zy-Lack (@YoungProdigy987) May 7, 2020 The episode unfolded as the country was reeling from seeing vigilante justice from two white men in Georgia go unpunished after they hunted down a young Black..