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    Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Man

    Screenshot_2020-04-30 Gregory McMichael Travis McMichael youtube - Google Search.jpg

    On the left, the two white vigilante killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They still remain free.

    The February 23rd unjustified killing of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in Brunswick, Georgia, highlights that even in the midst of COVID-19 American racism is alive and well.
    White racist violence and the murder of Black people remain unabated even during a deadly global pandemic.
    Arbery was killed by Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34. Arbery was jogging past the McMichael home when the McMichaels claimed Arbery looked like a burglary suspect and decided to pursue him—with guns. None of these white vigilantes has been charged with anything.
    VIGILANTE KILLERS OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE | Black Star News

    According to a police report, Gregory McMichael said he saw Arbery run by and recognized him from the break-ins. He and his 34-year-old son Travis McMichael then grabbed a shotgun and a pistol and got into their truck to go after Arbery, the report says.

    Once they caught up to him, Gregory McMichael told investigators Arbery "violently" attacked Travis and the two fought "over the shotgun" before Travis shot twice and killed him.

    The prosecutor who previously had the case said Travis acted out of self-defense and the pursuers acted within the scope of Georgia's citizen's arrest statute.
    Mom of Ahmaud Arbery says he was chased and shot to death while jogging: "An arrest should have been made" - CBS News

    Well, dang! Arbery's past included a shoplifting conviction, the perps claim to have acted within the scope of Georgia's Citizen's Arrest Statute, and perp, Gregory McMichael, use to work as an investigator for the local State Attorney.

    By Georgia standards, maybe the situation does not merit charges? Heck, why make a court case out of just one dead Black Man with a cloudy past who resisted 3 Good White Men?

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Even if he was a thief, you don't kill people for stealing. They didn't even do that during Jesus' time.

    The victim's family got a lawyer, I hope it gets sorted out.

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Screenshot_2020-04-30 Gregory McMichael Travis McMichael youtube - Google Search.jpg

    On the left, the two white vigilante killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They still remain free.



    VIGILANTE KILLERS OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE | Black Star News



    Mom of Ahmaud Arbery says he was chased and shot to death while jogging: "An arrest should have been made" - CBS News

    Well, dang! Arbery's past included a shoplifting conviction, the perps claim to have acted within the scope of Georgia's Citizen's Arrest Statute, and perp, Gregory McMichael, use to work as an investigator for the local State Attorney.

    By Georgia standards, maybe the situation does not merit charges? Heck, why make a court case out of just one dead Black Man with a cloudy past who resisted 3 Good White Men?


    Just a note. "Shoplifting" normally refers to theft from a store of an item of value less than would be a felony, and therefore is a misdemeanor crime. About 30% of US adults have a criminal record, meaning at least a misdemeanor. A lot of people have a "cloudy" past.

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    I think this thread was meant to be sarcastic.

    If nothing else, I hope the victim's family sues these men into the poor house.

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Screenshot_2020-04-30 Gregory McMichael Travis McMichael youtube - Google Search.jpg

    On the left, the two white vigilante killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They still remain free.



    VIGILANTE KILLERS OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE | Black Star News



    Mom of Ahmaud Arbery says he was chased and shot to death while jogging: "An arrest should have been made" - CBS News

    Well, dang! Arbery's past included a shoplifting conviction, the perps claim to have acted within the scope of Georgia's Citizen's Arrest Statute, and perp, Gregory McMichael, use to work as an investigator for the local State Attorney.

    By Georgia standards, maybe the situation does not merit charges? Heck, why make a court case out of just one dead Black Man with a cloudy past who resisted 3 Good White Men?
    Does the term 'lynching' only apply to hanging or is it whenever vigilantes apply the death penalty?
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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    On the left, the two white vigilante killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They still remain free.

    VIGILANTE KILLERS OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE | Black Star News

    Mom of Ahmaud Arbery says he was chased and shot to death while jogging: "An arrest should have been made" - CBS News

    Well, dang! Arbery's past included a shoplifting conviction, the perps claim to have acted within the scope of Georgia's Citizen's Arrest Statute, and perp, Gregory McMichael, use to work as an investigator for the local State Attorney.

    By Georgia standards, maybe the situation does not merit charges? Heck, why make a court case out of just one dead Black Man with a cloudy past who resisted 3 Good White Men?
    According to this NYT article, not only had Arbery had previous convictions and mental health issues, there was a reported burglary in the neighborhood by a black male. It's better to wait this out for due diligence then to rush to conclusions like your articles have already done.

    Mr. Barnhill wrote, in his letter, that Mr. Arbery had mental health issues, though he does not elaborate on this point, and that he had prior convictions. Court records show that Mr. Arbery was convicted of shoplifting and of violating probation in 2018. Five years earlier, according to The Brunswick News, he was indicted on charges that he took a handgun to a high school basketball game.

    Those details, Mr. Barnhill argued, “help explain his apparent aggressive nature and his possible thought pattern to attack an armed man.”
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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Too bad the victim wasn't armed, he coulda shot both on contact.

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    Just a note. "Shoplifting" normally refers to theft from a store of an item of value less than would be a felony, and therefore is a misdemeanor crime. About 30% of US adults have a criminal record, meaning at least a misdemeanor. A lot of people have a "cloudy" past.
    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    Even if he was a thief, you don't kill people for stealing. They didn't even do that during Jesus' time.

    The victim's family got a lawyer, I hope it gets sorted out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Does the term 'lynching' only apply to hanging or is it whenever vigilantes apply the death penalty?
    I see the case as Black and White, as in Open & Shut, and consider the lack of charges abhorrent to my sensibilities.

    Too many in Florida, my home state, pride themselves on having a city, Brooksville, named after a famous segregationist.

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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Screenshot_2020-04-30 Gregory McMichael Travis McMichael youtube - Google Search.jpg

    On the left, the two white vigilante killers of Ahmaud Arbery. They still remain free.



    VIGILANTE KILLERS OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE | Black Star News



    Mom of Ahmaud Arbery says he was chased and shot to death while jogging: "An arrest should have been made" - CBS News

    Well, dang! Arbery's past included a shoplifting conviction, the perps claim to have acted within the scope of Georgia's Citizen's Arrest Statute, and perp, Gregory McMichael, use to work as an investigator for the local State Attorney.

    By Georgia standards, maybe the situation does not merit charges? Heck, why make a court case out of just one dead Black Man with a cloudy past who resisted 3 Good White Men?
    Georgia law allows citizens to arrest a criminal who they’ve witnessed committing a crime. It also allows people to defend themselves with no duty to retreat.

    I see no grounds for charges based on the facts presented.
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    Re: Attempt at a 'Citizen's Arrest' in Georgia by 3 White Vigilantes results in death for 1 Black Ma

    Quote Originally Posted by AmNat View Post
    Georgia law allows citizens to arrest a criminal who they’ve witnessed committing a crime. It also allows people to defend themselves with no duty to retreat.

    I see no grounds for charges based on the facts presented.
    I shudder to think how many knuckleheads agree with your reasoning!

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