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Ahmaud Arbery’s killing spurs action on Southern states’ lack of hate crime laws

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By Benjamin Barber, Facing South — Earlier this month a video surfaced showing the Feb. 23 shooting of an unarmed black man pursued by two white men and shot in broad daylight while jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia. Retired police officer and district attorney investigator Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, told police they confronted Ahmaud Arbery, 25, because he resembled a man they believed to be…

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It was a lynching in the 21st Century

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By Sen. Hank Sanders — It was a lynching. It was a lynching on February 23, 2020. It was a lynching in Brunswick, Georgia. It was a lynching in the United States of America. It was a lynching in the 21st Century. The video is so graphic. It makes my whole body draw up. It makes my mind shiver. It makes my spirit whither. It challenges my hopes for Black people in…

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Ahmaud Arbery Case: Deep Investigation Must Take On Structural Racism

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By Diane Goldstein, Filter — The brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery, by a retired member of law enforcement and his son in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23, will be seared in our memories. Watching the video that was leaked and widely shared across social media platforms on May 5—almost two-and-a half months after Arbery was killed without an arrest—and reading the accounts sickened me. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Arbery’s family attorney, the…

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