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Analysis of the Murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery

Source: Roland Martin Unfiltered

Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two men at least one of them a former cop making a "citizen's arrest"

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Febuary 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white supposedly making a "citizen's arrest". 

The cellphone video has circulated heavily across social media on the same day as an announcement from a Georgia prosecutor that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted against the two men. 

The announcement that a grand jury will review the case came as an attorney for Arbery's mother posted a cellphone video on Twitter that he said shows the shooting. 'This is murder,' lawyer Lee Merritt said.

'Mr. Arbery had not committed any crime and there was no reason for these men to believe they had the right to stop him with weapons or to use deadly force in furtherence of their unlawful attempted stop,' said a statement by Merritt, who represents Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper.