Man shot while jogging



Well, if true those guys should hang.

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(CNN)A Georgia district attorney is recommending that the case of a man who was chased, shot and killed while running more than two months ago go to a grand jury, according to a news release obtained by CNN.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a Brunswick neighborhood February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, telling officers later that they thought he looked like the suspect in a series of recent break-ins in the area, authorities said.
Tom Durden, the district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, wrote he expects to present the case to the next available grand jury in Glynn County to consider whether charges are merited for those involved in Arbery's death.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, courts are currently prohibited from empaneling grand juries.


Durden did not return CNN's calls on Tuesday for comment, but the local branch of the NAACP provided CNN with the document -- labeled as a press release -- which matches a statement Durden gave to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family, said in a statement obtained by CNN that the two men involved in the chase "must be taken into custody pending their indictment."
Mother says son was unarmed
Wanda Cooper, Arbery's mother, told CNN on Sunday that when police notified her of her son's death, she was told her son was involved in a burglary and that there was a confrontation between her son and the homeowner and a struggle over a gun.
"He was not armed," Cooper said. She said she never worried about him jogging because he wasn't bothering anyone.
There have been no charges against the father and son involved in the incident, former police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis. CNN previously reached out to Gregory McMichael for comment, but he said he won't be commenting because he is under investigation.
"This is an ongoing investigation," the Glynn County Police Department said in a statement April 28, adding that it "continues to gather and provide information to the District Attorney's Office that the case has been assigned to."
Two other district attorneys had recused themselves over possible conflicts of interest, one of whom wrote that Travis McMichael acted out of self-defense and their actions fell within Georgia's citizen arrest laws.
Merritt, the family's attorney, told CNN on 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."
'We expect action this week'
After the shooting, Gregory McMichael told police he saw the same man "the other night" and that he stuck his hand down his pants on that occasion, leading McMichael to believe he was armed, according to a Glynn County Police report.
After seeing Arbery jogging, McMichael then alerted his 34-year-old son, Travis, according to the police report.
"Travis, the guy is running down the street, let's go," McMichael said, according to the report.
The two grabbed a shotgun and a pistol and followed Arbery in their truck, police said. Travis McMichael, the driver, followed Arbery and then attempted to cut him off, the report said. Arbery turned around and began running in the opposite direction, the police report said.
They chased Arbery to a nearby intersection where they caught up to him, the report said.
"Stop, stop, we want to talk to you," Gregory McMichael shouted at Arbery, according to the police report.
Travis McMichael then exited truck with the shotgun, the police report said. His father told officers Arbery "violently attacked" his son, the report said, and they struggled over the gun. Travis McMichael fired two shots, the report said, and Arbery fell.
At best, the men had the authority to follow Arbery and send law enforcement to that location, Merritt said. The 911 calls show the call taker was asking the men what Arbery is doing that was of criminal concern, Merritt said.
"They didn't give any answer for that, they said, 'He's a black man running down our road,'" Merritt said.
Defenders of the men are also pointing to a shoplifting conviction in Arbery's past.
"The reference to ... alleged conduct from high school or shoplifting is absurd and has nothing to do with his murder," Merritt said.



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Wow - real weird video also

Copp and son should hang for this.


You cant be shooting people jogging based on "looks like".


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DildoBaggins - 

I couldn't care less. I'm sure it will be all over CNN for the wokesters.


This is your definition of "woke"? Wow, low bar.

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Sure looks like murder.   RIP.

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Its going to be a while before actual facts are established, it always starts out as evil whites vs innocent minority.

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Need facts but that video looks like straight up cold blooded murder! 

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KaiTangata - 

Need facts but that video looks like straight up cold blooded murder! 


People are going to get really, really mad when they realize those two Georgia good ole boys were legally brandishing firearms and executing a legal citizens arrest. That wont sit well at all, but thems the facts.

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What the fuck. 

It's going to be a bitch to sort the facts out with this one.

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RenatoCocopreta -
KaiTangata - 

Need facts but that video looks like straight up cold blooded murder! 


People are going to get really, really mad when they realize those two Georgia good ole boys were legally brandishing firearms and executing a legal citizens arrest. That wont sit well at all, but thems the facts.

a legal arrest for suspision? Wouldn't you at the very least need to witness the crime?

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The TMZ article says the jogger was chased but it looks like the jogger was chasing after the truck?

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Graduate1 - The TMZ article says the jogger was chased but it looks like the jogger was chasing after the truck?

C’mon, man.   Even the rednecks say they were chasing the guy because they thought he had committed a crime.

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Zonion - 
Graduate1 - The TMZ article says the jogger was chased but it looks like the jogger was chasing after the truck?

C’mon, man.   Even the rednecks say they were chasing the guy because they thought he had committed a crime.


I was talking about what the video show's. Again, weird video..

From what i can see he runs directly at a guy holding a gun. Thats kind of weird. 

Also, he doesnt look like he's wearing excercise or jogging clothes. 

Vid looked nothing like CNNs description.

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A mix of bad circumstances (and possibly intelligence) all around. 

He had been running away from the killers. They chased him, he turned around, they chased him some more, they cut him off. The video shows him trying to go around the truck. But he sees the guy a few feet to his left, with a shotgun, so he tried to defend himself.

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for every 99 people who hear CNN's fake distorted stories, only 1 subsequently learns the truth

 

 

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OnCall - He had been running away from the killers. They chased him, he turned around, they chased him some more, they cut him off. The video shows him trying to go around the truck. But he sees the guy a few feet to his left, with a shotgun, so he tried to defend himself.

Any other video's out there showing the above? If so, definite cold blooded murder if you what you state is true.


This video seems to start mid-incident. WTF was even going on...?

They 'chased him down' yet he appears to be running up to them???

Need a lot more more info.

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