by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 07, 2020 (3 years ago)
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (BP) -- Nearly three months after his death, a graphic video of the moment a young black man was shot while jogging on a quiet street in a small town has inflamed tensions and spurred outrage.
A white father and son were charged Thursday (May 7) with murder and aggravated assault in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was reportedly on a Sunday jog through a subdivision Feb. 23 when he was pursued by Gregory and Travis McMichael, then shot during a resulting confrontation. The charges came more than 10 weeks after Arbery’s death, but just days after a video of the shooting surfaced and quickly went viral, drawing national attention to what had been a local controversy. Read More