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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:10 PM

Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

Source: Associated Press


Russ Bynum, Associated Press Updated 11:42 am CDT, Thursday, June 4, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racial slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with three shots from a pump-action shotgun.

The lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the case testified that Travis and Greg McMichael and a third man in another pickup, William “Roddie” Bryan, repeatedly used their trucks to chase down and box in Arbery, who repeatedly reversed directions and even jumped into a ditch in a desperate struggle to escape.

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Dial testified that investigators found a Confederate symbol in Travis’ McMichael’s truck and several more racial slurs in messages on his phone. The U.S. Department of Justice said on May 11 that it is “assessing all the evidence to determine whether federal hate crime charges are appropriate.” Georgia is one of the few states that don’t have a hate crime law.

Travis McMichael, 34, his father Greg McMichael, 64, and Bryan, 50, were charged with murder more than two months after the Arbery was killed, after a series of recusals by local prosecutors and the emergence of Bryan's video of the final encounter led to a state takeover of the case.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/3-charged-in-slaying-of-Ahmaud-Arbery-face-court-15316040.php

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Judi Lynn Jun 4 OP
Hoyt Jun 4 #1
exboyfil Jun 4 #2
djacq Jun 4 #3
Evolve Dammit Jun 4 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 4 #4
padah513 Jun 4 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 4 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:14 PM

1. These 3 rubes are deservedly going down.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:36 PM

2. An important point is them hitting him with a truck

Any action he took to defend himself after that clearly can't be used in self defense. I think he was justified before, but it even makes it clearer.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:06 PM

3. Welcome to Trump's America.

As an African American, I don't allow racial slurs to be used in my house.

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Response to djacq (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:35 PM

5. same here. My kids wouldn't even think of it. We live in a very mixed inclusive community. Their

schools teach tolerance and celebrate diversity. I can't imagine who wouldn't. The hatred and generational racism that 45 haz exposed is sickening.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:31 PM

4. Amazing that 3 guys navigate to middle age and think they can get away with it. 3 reasons

Three reasons:

1) They believe in and depend on white privilege.

2) The system encourages that kind of behaviour, especially under tRump.

3) White privilege is a real thing and is harsh on people of colour and uplifting of white people.

But, all the same, they are still dead stupid.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. And the initial lead prosecutors didn't see anything wrong?

At the very least he/she/they should be dis-barred.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 05:38 PM

7. Kick

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