More Arrests Possible in Murder of Black Georgian Jogger
The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery, A Georgian black man in his mid-twenties last February in America has been described by many as a modern-day lynching in today's America.
The killing of Ahmaud in broad daylight, jogging across a white neighbourhood is not an isolated case as many young people of colour have unnecessarily lost their lives in modern-day America either to a white police officer, a disgruntled Whiteman or some armed white racist gang for no obvious reason.
The murder of Ahmaud was just the latest in a series of several murders of black people in America which caught the attention of many people especially the minority population. His murder drew more attention because the murderers were arrested more than a month after the barbaric act took place and until a video of his killing surfaced.
Two men arrested in connection with the shooting (Photo credit: CNN.Com)
The father and son who shot and killed the unarmed 26-year-old claimed he was a suspect of a crime committed in that neighbourhood several months ago. Although Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34 now face charges of Murder, and aggravated assault, many people, especially of the minority community, are apprehensive of the outcome of the case as some initial judges have recused themselves from the case citing their past relationship to the accused.
As more investigation into the murder of Ahmaud intensifies, Georgian police are not ruling out the possibility that more arrests could be made in the days ahead. Although hate crime indictment of the two have been cleared because Georgian law does not entertain hate crimes, the police think that the killing of Ahmaud could have been a coordinated premeditated attack on the black jogger.
The President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Derrick Johnson said in a media briefing that Arbery’s shooting was just the latest in an "ongoing, systemic attack on African Americans" by law enforcement and vigilantes.