Officials provide updates on arrests made in Ahmaud Arbery killing | USA TODAY

Officials provide updates on arrests made in Ahmaud Arbery killing | USA TODAY 1

 

More than two months after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man, on a residential street in southern Georgia, a father and son have been jailed and charged with murder.

The arrests come a day before friends and family of Arbery planned to hold a dedication distance run Friday, for what would have been Arbery's 26th birthday.

Arbery was killed in February about 2 miles from his home in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia. Two men, Gregory and Travis McMichael, told police they saw him running and believed he was a burglary suspect, so they armed themselves, got in a truck and followed him. They told police Arbery attacked them after one of the men got out of the truck with a shotgun.

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53 Comments on "Officials provide updates on arrests made in Ahmaud Arbery killing | USA TODAY"

  1. cgreenartpro1 | May 8, 2020 at 9:34 AM | Reply

    This is corruption pure & simple the DOJ need to investigate the Police Department & Disrict Attorney in Georgia & if they don’t its Guerilla warfare time in Georgia in 2020

    • @Chris Hardy
      Fight or flight basic human instinct, and the threat if not doing anything different, being shot in the back while running away.

    • @adat smith
      And Arbery, he wasn’t trying to defend himself against 2 men with guns?? That doesn’t matter though, right?

    • @Chris Hardy
      And risk getting shot in the back, good plan. Let me know how it works out for you if you’re ever placed in that situation.

    • Chris Hardy | May 8, 2020 at 2:42 PM | Reply

      @WB Wayne So you’re telling me animals are smarter than humans. You never charge a person with a gun if you do not have one. That’s called stupidity. A true fighter examines the situation and tries to survive in the situation. He does not put his self in a predicament to where he loses his life.

    • @Chris Hardy
      And in this case, an unarmed black man is being corralled by 2 vehicles, the vehicle blocking the roadway and the videographer’s vehicle behind him. At least 2 men were armed and waiting for him. I am white, but it is a known fact that if you’re black in this Country, at times, that alone can result in your fate. Pretty sure Arbery took this as nothing more than a direct threat on his life, and reacted accordingly. There’s a good chance if facing that same situation, any reasonably thinking person would have done the same. An animal and a human can’t be compared when it comes to certain analytical factors, such as what occurred in this event.

  2. Without public outcry this was going to be swept under the rug. The McMichaels murdered an innocent man as the video and facts appear to prove. Gregory McMichael is a former cop and prosecutor, he knew how to work the system and would have gotten away with it unless we demand justice as a society.

    • @Gary Ray Cardoso

      Your comment is In correct and untrue

    • adat smith yeah….no.

    • Hoonter of Hoonters | May 9, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @Tommie Jayne Tooter “We, the people” says the democrat who most likely doesn’t hold any value in the U.S. Constitution to begin with. GTFO.

    • Jeremyia Clemens | May 11, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @Tommie Jayne Tooter This has nothing to do with Trump supporters

    • Tommie Jayne Tooter | May 11, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      @Jeremyia Clemens Trump supporters are demanding that those two armed and inbred religious fanatics be acquitted. Don’t you know it’ s ok to run a guy down and shoot him for peeping at a construction site?

  3. So now, 2 months after it happened and a bunch of celebrities are speaking about it and raising awareness, NOW they decide to charge them with murder. Interesting…

    • Celebrities only are about PR. Normal people can be supportive without making it about themselves.

    • 3 Threesmiles | May 8, 2020 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      i know its late, and they should use their platform, but im glad about the video, and the fact they are being charged, but im waiting will thet be found guilty,and will they serve time are would this be another Zimmerman case, or would they actually do jail time uddd i have so many questions

    • This is why we as a community should speak out about this, they sweep it under the rug and bury the truth if this didn’t get the traction it did.

    • Yeah, that’s what popularity means; you get listened to
      At least they used their popularity for something good like this
      As if you’re going to complain
      They could’ve easily never said anything

    • vampire mosquito | May 12, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      They were pressured by the media spin. There actually is no case here, which is why there was no action taken. You can’t argue law with people who only use emotion. There will be no murder conviction.

  4. Therese Nydahl | May 8, 2020 at 10:08 AM | Reply

    A white fat man and his white fat son – what a surprise🙄 And two months – what took the authorities so long, was the arrest done because of the massive media coverage?

    • Nonon Sense | May 8, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @ Rick Trussell – Jeremy Christian killed two African American females while hurling racial epithets. This happened on the West Coast, Oregon. This ISN’T about location.

    • Nonon Sense | May 8, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @ Chris Hardy – because no runner expects to be shot and murdered while out for his or her run. Most runners have routes.

    • Rick Trussell because you are a real human being sad to say but some ppl don’t think like that👏🏽

    • Rick Trussell | May 10, 2020 at 10:57 AM | Reply

      @GLAM ME D TV

      Thank you! These stories break my heart. 2 months to arrest these guys and meanwhile you have thousands of African Americans in prison for marijuana! I hope these two hate mongers get life in Ga. prison

    • They weren’t initially arrested because the evidence shows the black kid was committing a crime and made the decision to attack a man holding a loaded rifle ….plain and simple weather you agree or not that is what happened. Blacks want to make this about race to further perpetuate their position on reparations and they are playing on white guilt which a bunch of played out crap and most Americans know better!!!

  5. Rick Trussell | May 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM | Reply

    These two guys are gonna love Ga. prison and the new friends they are gonna make

    • YourNatureBoy27 | May 9, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      Those two guys anal cavities are going to be SO enlarged!

    • MotherTouching-Ninjas | May 11, 2020 at 4:17 AM | Reply

      Well new facts have come out. I heard he went into a house and was looking Around

    • Keep it 100 Xo | May 11, 2020 at 7:32 AM | Reply

      MotherTouching-Ninjas … it doesn’t matter. He didn’t steal anything. Many people have been to construction sites just to look around. Try again.

    • Rick Trussell | May 11, 2020 at 8:38 AM | Reply

      @Keep it 100 Xo

      Exactly! All he did was look around minor offense. There was no reason for him to be shot

    • @MotherTouching-Ninjas
      I do the same thing at times in a vacant home under construction, to get ideas. Of course I am a white guy though, so there’s that. Do I deserve to get murdered also? There was NOTHING found on his person, indicating a theft had occurred.

  6. They dont care cuzs its not their son

  7. Jessica Vernon | May 8, 2020 at 10:29 AM | Reply

    How many cases like this have not been brought to light yet!

  8. Gerald Boykin | May 8, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    Well the father and son abused Amendment 2.

  9. Taylor mana12345 | May 8, 2020 at 11:30 AM | Reply

    100% guilty!

  10. I know you shouldn’t judge people by their appearance, but …

  11. Hands down here.. Ahmaud Arbery was executed !!! Simply seen in black and white, LITERALLY no gray areas here. The two suspects need to be swiftly sentenced to execution, keeping them locked up for life w/ no parole is just a terrible waste of my income tax deductions !!!!!!!

  12. dre darrough | May 8, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

    Death penalty for all that’s involved

  13. cevin daniel | May 9, 2020 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    I hope the streets pay him back

  14. I see the Slave patrols are still operating despite the virus.

  15. YourNatureBoy27 | May 9, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

    This is why Mountain Dew, Busch beer, and fried pork rinds should be banned!

  16. Hoonter of Hoonters | May 9, 2020 at 10:47 PM | Reply

    Apparently Joe Biden ads need subtitles. I’m going to assume that’s because he’s indigent and can’t speak clearly to begin with. The lulz are endless with this guy!

  17. This looks like a set up gone wrong guy filming a guy running towards arm men and why did he cross over towards the guy with a shotgun

  18. This was a modern day LYNCHING by KKK. #JUSTICEFORABERY.

  19. The victim had prior arrest records! Including carrying a loaded gun on campus! I always go jogging at midnight wearing ankle length khakis camper shorts, in someone else’s house!

  20. 2 miles? why are they reporting something completely different than every other source? this is easily proved wrong? how does one loose their job with this kind of incompetence ?

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