This is a developing story. We will add more details as they come in.
Accoring to CNN, three men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Southern Georgia in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Arbery, 25, was shot and killed in February, 2020 while out for a jog near his home in Brunswick, Georgia. The story became a rallying cry for those advocating for new gun control measures and action on racial justice.
According to WSBTV.com, a federal grand jury has charged the three men with hate crimes. Travis and Gregory McMichael, along with William "Roddie" Bryan are also being charged with one count of interference with rights and with one count of attempted kidnapping.
FINALLY: Movement toward justice for Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man who tragically lost his life on an afternoon… https://t.co/bOpaS13Dd8— Upworthy (@Upworthy)1619645088.0
As Upworthy's Annie Reneau wrote last year:
Anyone who is shocked by the killing of Ahmaud Arbery—an unarmed young black man shot by two armed white men while jogging through a suburban Georgia neighborhood—has not been paying attention. This is not new. This is not shocking. This is the ongoing history of racism and racial injustice in America.
And it's not just the shooting itself, which appears to be a pretty blatant modern-day lynching. It's the legal system that processes the killing. It's the law enforcement agencies—which the shooter used to work in—charged with investigating it. It's the justice system that will determine whether these men are guilty of murder or if they were justified in killing this young man.
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