Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes

HeadlineMay 12, 2021

In Georgia, the three white men indicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery — a 25-year-old Black man who was chased down and shot to death while out for a jog last year — have pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges. The men — retired police officer Greg McMichael, his son Travis and their friend William Bryan — also face numerous charges in Georgia, including felony murder.
In related news, Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp on Monday signed legislation repealing the 1863 citizen’s arrest law that’s being used to defend the three men. The law allowed citizens to arrest another person if an alleged crime was being committed. The men who killed Arbery claimed, without any evidence, he had committed a burglary.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation