The shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia is yet another example of the ongoing rise of White Lynch Mob in the United States terrorizing and targeting African American men and women. If not for the video that later appeared, the 3 accused killers of Arbery will have certainly got away with murder as the DA made clear that they were not initially going to make any arrest.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation later wrote an open letter calling justice. LeBron James tweeted about the shooting, saying, “We’re literally hunted every day/every time we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man!”
Stand Your Ground Laws, and Citizen arrest in the South: The new pro-lynching laws and Why were no arrests made until May. Immediately after the assassination of Ahmaud, the Local prosecutors had initially refused to charge anyone in the case.
A district attorney who previously led the investigation told police he did not see grounds for an arrest of the McMichaels or Bryan as the group was in “hot pursuit of a burglary suspect.”
“It appears it was their intent to stop and hold this criminal suspect until law enforcement arrived,” Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George E. Barnhill wrote in a memo. “Under Georgia law, that is perfectly legal.”
Upon the execution of Ahmaud, the sister of the accused killers of Ahmaud Arbery has admitted to sharing a picture of the victim’s body, saying she did it because she’s a “true crime fan” but now realizes it was in poor taste. Her actions further demonstrate and echoes the history of lynching in the United States, where many Whites collect bones and in some instances eat and drink the blood of their innocent victims as part of a lynching ritual. The sister of the accused killers was just doing the same and thus did not view the sharing pictures of a murder victim as abnormal.