Closing arguments began in Georgia on Monday in the trial of Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. The three White men are charged with malice and felony murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man fatally shot while out for a jog on February 23, 2020.
A jury heard dueling accounts of whether the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery had any right to chase and shoot the unarmed Black man in their mostly white Georgia neighborhood in closing arguments.
The prosecutor in the Ahmaud Arbery trial argued in her closing arguments that the three white men accused of murdering him cannot claim self-defense because they were “the initial unjustified aggressors.”
What people are saying?
Kelly Rose White men in pickup trucks chasing him down the street. Hollering out their window to “stop.” Blocking his exits from the neighborhood. My god, Ahmaud Arbery had to have been deeply frightened. My heart weeps.
dmstingley One thing I have not heard is how horrified Ahmaud must have been being chased by white men. He, a black man, was well aware of how black men, particularly in the deep south are treated. A man with a gun claims self defense. What about Ahmaud? He was attempting to defend himself.