Jogger shot in Georgia for being Black

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07 May 2020, 12:36 am

Two months after a black jogger was hunted down and shot dead in the street by two white men in a small US town, no charges have been filed.
https://www.9news.com.au/world/ahmaud-a ... 5569d9cbb3

The two white shooters (father and son) said, 'He's a black man running down our road,'" Mr Merritt said.
Gregory McMichael told the police afterwards that he saw Mr Arbery "hauling ass down the street", and believed him to be the suspect in a local break-in.
He went inside to fetch his son and other man, Brian Williams, and they chased after him in their ute, armed with a shotgun and a .357 Magnum.They told police they wanted to conduct a citizen's arrest, in spite of them not seeing a crime being committed.



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07 May 2020, 3:14 am

Even the pandemic isn't stopping them. :roll: :roll: :roll:

This is why many people are becoming anarchists.


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07 May 2020, 3:24 am

A new meme - jogging while black

What next...black man assaulted for breathing?



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07 May 2020, 3:29 am

cyberdad wrote:

What next...black man assaulted for breathing?


"I can't breathe."

— Eric Garner



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07 May 2020, 3:37 am

Syd wrote:
cyberdad wrote:

What next...black man assaulted for breathing?


"I can't breathe."

— Eric Garner


At least they fired the officer involved in the Garner case. The Georgia boys are still roaming around "huntin" black folk :roll:



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07 May 2020, 3:48 am

One of the shooters is an ex cop. That alone explains why neither father nor son have yet been arrested.


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07 May 2020, 4:02 am

cyberdad wrote:
believed him to be the suspect in a local break-in.


So the news of the break-in was out in the community already, and this is the first thing that comes to mind when they see some dude running? Exactly how long did they suppose he'd been running for?


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07 May 2020, 4:12 am

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cyberdad wrote:
believed him to be the suspect in a local break-in.


So the news of the break-in was out in the community already, and this is the first thing that comes to mind when they see some dude running? Exactly how long did they suppose he'd been running for?


Well, I'm pretty sure that the color of his skin added to the other information was a prime reason for his murder.


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07 May 2020, 6:57 am

His attorney says he was pursued by three white men.
https://twitter.com/MeritLaw/status/1257740136168722434

Who was the third white man? The camera man?


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07 May 2020, 7:49 am

8O


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07 May 2020, 8:43 am

It’s why lots of Black folks don’t jog.If a cop or racist sees a Black person running they assume the worst.


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07 May 2020, 8:53 am

Misslizard wrote:
a cop or racist
seems disturbingly convergent


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08 May 2020, 12:36 pm

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This topic is about a man named Ahmaud Arbery, your article is about a man named Ahmaud Avery.

Same man?


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08 May 2020, 12:39 pm

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ahmaud-arb ... ed-murder/
Gregory, 64, and Travis, 34, were both charged with murder and aggravated assault. The men were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, the bureau said.