It took more than two months, the release of graphic videos, social media calls for justice and condemnation from politicians and celebrities for Georgia police to arrest the policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black man, Ahmaud Arbery to death while he was jogging in Brunswick, Georgia.
The two Whitemen and murderers of Ahmaud were arrested and charged by Police after widespread protests in Georgia. Footage released days ago showed Ahmaud jogging in Brunswick. He was chased down by two gun-wielding whitemen who shot and killed him afterwards.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael said they were chasing a suspected burglary suspect, claims the police have so far denied. The two were arrested on Thursday and charged for murder and aggravated assault for killing the 25-year old black man.
The two men have been booked for a Glynn County jail and have been denied bond by a superior court judge.
The delay by the police to arrest Ahmaud killers called for condemnations from Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. NBA star, LeBron James also expressed his displeasure about the situation.
Gregory who was a former police officer at Glynn County said his son only shot Ahmaud after Ahmaud entered into an altercation with them, a claim police have debunked.
President Trump who spoke to Fox news about the killing said, “It’s a very disturbing situation to me and my heart goes out to the parents and the family and the friends … It’s heartbreaking and it’s very rough, rough stuff.”
Joggers around the world celebrated Ahmaud’s birthday on Friday 26 by dedicating their runs to him and calling for justice.