Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
By James W. Wade III
It's sad that in 2020 Black people are still treated like the long-ago days in slavery. How is it ok for two white people to chase down a black man and kill him? Well seems that way; it happened in a Brunswick neighborhood in Georgia. A video showed Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael killed Ahmaud Arbery (25) in Georgia. Still, I am more concerned about how nothing had happened until people around the United States started screaming and hollering for justice for this crime. Two leading national figures LeBron James and former Vice President Joe Biden spoke up about the horrifying event. #JoggingWhileBlack This event happened on February 23, and no arrest until two months later in May. I guess my biggest concern is how many other Black men have suffered at the hands of Gregory McMichael? In case you didn't know, McMichael is a former officer with the Glynn County Police Department, but thank God he is now retired. The more shocking news is that a Facebook page with 25,000 members are saying the McMichael's are not at fault for gunning down this young man. Wake up everyone, he this merely a Black & White issue? Since Trump has been in the White House, some white people seem to come out of the closet like the old days of Klu Klux Klan. Ray Charles could see this was a crime, just because he was Black. LeBron tweeted: "We're literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!" James tweeted. "I'm sorry, Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the..... heavens above to your family!!" Also, Biden, who is on the campaign trail to become the next President of the United States tweeted: The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now. It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder. It did my heart good to see many posting their 2. 23-mile runs or walks in honor of this date of the killing on his birthday Friday. It is always sad to hear of these killings, even tho here in Cleveland, Ohio; it was a white police officer to gun down Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old young man on November 22, 2014, when will this come to an end? Prayers go out to his mother, Wanda Copper Jones, who has said she doesn't think she will ever be able to watch the video. I know I am not a judge or prosecutor. Still, I sure don't understand the way Georgia's Bureau of Investigation Vic Reynolds can say there will be no hate crime charges because there are no hate crimes in Georgia. People, please be careful out there; not only do you have to worry about the Coronavirus, but you also have to afraid of people who will gun you down and not blink.