Hunted and shot down in broad daylight, is how Ahmaud Arbery met his end February 23 in Georgia. The killers, a father and son duo Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, assumed Arbery was the culprit of a string of recent break ins in the neighborhood. Sadly he was simply going for a jog through is own neighborhood, because of his skin color they chased him down with a shotgun first on foot and then in a truck.
In the video Arbery tries to run around the truck to get away, but he’s stopped by one of the men and they grapple and scuffle, 2 shots go off and Arbery is seen stumbling a short way away before he falls face first to the ground, shot in the mid section. He died later that day.
The duo claim they were trying to make a citizens arrest, saying he matched the description of the burglar. The uproar of the duo escaping without charges has sparked the investigation and vote for the case to be sent to a grand jury but due to COVID-19 Grand jury’s are unable to assemble.
Racial profiling is one of the many errors of judgment people make constantly, “judge not by the color of my skin, but by the merit of my character”. It’s the job of the law enforcement to handle situations not the people. This is a modern day lynching, and he deserves justice. At the end of the day, we all bleed and we’re all human, life is precious and we should be good to each other regardless of race. We stand with Ahmaud Arbery, Rest in paradise.
Update: On May 7th the Murderers we’re taken into custody, and charged with 1st degree murder.
You can watch the video here: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/african-american-man-gets-by-shotgun/