The Shooting Of Ahmaud Arbery Was “Murder”
In exclusive interview former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was clear about how she sees the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery;
an unarmed 25-year-old Black man: It’s “murder,” she said.
“What we saw happen in that video, what I read about in those stories, is a violation of every notion of decency and justice. It was murder,” Abrams explained.
.@staceyabrams responds to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery: “It was murder.”
Ten weeks ago, Arbery was jogging in a neighborhood in Georgia before he was chased and shot by two armed white men. The two men still haven’t been arrested.
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) May 7, 2020
It was nothing but murder.
While the shooting happened back in February, a Georgia prosecutor recommend a grand jury consider charges only earlier this week, after a video of the incident was made public.
“That murder should be held to account and the murderer should as well,” said Abrams. “The way we get the justice we deserve is by electing people who believe we deserve that justice.”
Attorney Lee Merritt, who is representing the family, told CNN Sunday “the decision to rely on the citizen’s arrest statute is really a recent invention, prior to that they just simply said it was self defense.
” Merritt says now the men are trying to use the law to say they were trying to stop a crime.
“According to that law, you actually have to be observing the crime or be in the immediate knowledge of the crime.
” Merritt said. “The only thing they have ever said is … that Ahmaud stopped by a house that was under construction and he looked through the window.
,We don’t know if that happened or not, but even if that did happen that is not a felony that would invoke the citizen’s arrest statute that would make this allowable.