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Friday, May 8, would have been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday. On Sunday, February 23, Ahmaud, a 25-year-old African American male, was jogging through Satilla Shores, Georgia. After seeing him, Gregory McMichael, a former law enforcement investigator, alerted his son Travis McMichael. The two men, both white, set off to confront Arbery and then shot and killed him.

It is reported that after the shooting, Gregory McMichael told police that there were “several break-ins” in the neighborhood and that he had seen the “suspect.” Bottom line, Ahmaud was simply jogging and was hunted down and killed by three shotgun blasts. Following that, the case saw the recusals of two district attorneys–one of whom dubbed the McMichaels’ actions “perfectly legal.”

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