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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:41 PM

Subdivision's social posts reflected fear before Arbery shot

https://apnews.com/article/ahmaud-arbery-georgia-race-and-ethnicity-shootings-brunswick-7fc6453da08039ece43c6403b2633016

Subdivision’s social posts reflected fear before Arbery shot
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and RUSS BYNUM

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Months before Ahmaud Arbery was killed, shooter Travis McMichael wrote a simple, chilling response to a Facebook post about a suspected car burglary in his Georgia neighborhood: “Arm up.”

He also testified that much of what he knew about local burglary reports came from the Facebook group for the Satilla Shores subdivision where he lived with his parents.

Neighbor Lindy Cofer said people on the Facebook group swapped theories and suspicions behind who might be responsible for certain property crimes. Asked if she had ever been a victim of crime, Cofer said not for more than 30 years.

In a case this year in wealthy Danville, California, some residents took to the social media platform Nextdoor to urge police to remove Tyrell Wilson, a Black homeless man, before a separate rock-throwing call culminated in a police officer fatally shooting him in the head.

“These platforms serve as vehicles to amplify and echo a feeling that your community is under assault,” said Steven Renderos, executive director of the group MediaJustice. Watching discourses himself, he’s felt “there’s a way in which white vigilante-ism is praised and in a way in which Black existence is criminalized.”

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dalton99a Nov 20 OP
ret5hd Nov 20 #1
yardwork Nov 20 #2
vanlassie Nov 20 #3
DBoon Nov 20 #6
aeromanKC Nov 20 #4
Baitball Blogger Nov 20 #5
Solly Mack Nov 20 #7
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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:44 PM

1. Sounds a lot like NextDoor also.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:45 PM

2. Of course. Black men in white neighborhoods cause panic among racists.

This goes back hundreds of years, especially in southern states. That's why NOBODY WAS EVEN CHARGED FOR TWO MONTHS AFTER THIS MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:47 PM

3. I have thought from the beginning that these sites are underwritten by

Ring or other home security companies. There can be no doubt that home security sales are driven by the fear they engender. I mostly see porch bandits, (but who knows if they’re actually local?). That and vague warnings about a car stopped somewhere in the neighborhood, or one that has driven thru a couple of times.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 06:22 PM

6. I used to subscribe to our local site

and there were many posts which were basically promotions for Ring.

I quit, BTW, when the 5G conspiracy posts came out.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 06:05 PM

4. Snowflakes and the Klan

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 06:17 PM

5. Why should anyone take that as evidence to support

Arbery’s murderers? Most of us minorities have been the subject if heightened scrutiny because of the Karen syndrome in white communities. This is just the expected outcome.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 07:40 PM

7. Feeding off each other until...

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:10 AM

8. arm up

because, you know, more guns solves everything

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