12 May 2020 - Killers of Black jogger Amhaud Arbery could be charged with hate crime
Ahmaud Arbery: Hate crime charges considered over US jogger killing
(BBB News, 11/05/2020)
The US justice department is considering federal hate crimes charges over the death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in February.
Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, who are white, are facing murder and assault charges over the shooting.
The case sparked national outrage when video of the death emerged last week.
What we know about Ahmaud Arbery's killing
Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN, 12/05/2020)
After moving at a plodding pace for more than two months, the case of Ahmaud Arbery's killing has, from an investigative perspective, hit warp speed.
Protesters were kept inside for weeks because of Georgia's coronavirus restrictions, and two prosecutors recused themselves from the case, citing links to one of the Glynn County men now charged with murder, while a third asked to step down.
There wasn't much movement in the 25-year-old's slaying until Tuesday, when a video showing the fatal shooting in Satilla Shores surfaced on a Brunswick radio station's website. The case, which, to observers, had appeared stagnant, came alive.
'They lynched him': Ahmaud Arbery's father on the killing of his son
Khushbu Shah (The Guardian, 10/05/2020)
Marcus Arbery Sr says his son was just like him: fit and athletic.
Nearly everyone who talks about his youngest son, Ahmaud Arbery, remembers him running. Neighbors saw him jogging nearly every day. Ahmaud’s route would take him along the flat, curved road outside the home he shared with his mother, then into the unincorporated community of Satilla Shores on the Georgia coast just outside of Brunswick. Ahmaud would wave to the regulars on his route.
“He just loved to work out and he just loved people,” his father told the Guardian.
Ahmaud Arbery and the America That Doesn’t Exist
Esau McCaulley (The New York Times, 10/05/2020)
Football does not prepare its athletes for a life of fitness. Its drills and exercises are meant to harden the body for collisions. After our playing days are over, we must find new ways to keep our bodies in shape.
Much like Ahmaud Arbery, the former high school football player who was shot and killed in Georgia in February, I took up jogging. I had a certain trepidation, but not because long distances gave me pause. I feared going on runs in the whiter neighborhoods that have marked my new reality in the portion of the Midwest that I now call home.