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New Evidence Reveals Pattern of Racist Targeting Prior to Ahmaud Arbery Murder

HeadlineMay 19, 2020

In the United States, new information has emerged around the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Georgia man who was chased down and shot to death by two white men in February while on a jog. Lee Merritt, the Arbery family attorney, said video shows Ahmaud Arbery was chased by Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael in their car for over four minutes before they killed him. On Monday, body camera video emerged of Glynn County police attempting to taser Arbery in 2017. The officer in the video acknowledged Arbery has done nothing wrong, but asks to inspect his car. A second officer deploys his Taser on him even though he was not provoked in any way.

Meanwhile, texts that were uncovered over the weekend show a Glynn County police officer instructed the owner of the property Arbery entered prior to his killing to notify Gregory McMichael if he noticed any trespassers on his property. Surveillance video from the property shows that multiple people entered the construction site — but only Arbery was killed for the alleged trespassing.

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