Georgia Marks Three Year Anniversary of the Brutal Murder of Ahmaud Arbery


A blue covering is pulled aside to unveil a new street sign designating a roadway as Honorary Ahmaud Arbery Street in Brunswick, Georgia, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.. City officials approved the honor for Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was fatally shot in February 2020 after being chased by three white men in pickup trucks who spotted him running in their neighborhood. All three men were later convicted of murder and federal hate crimes. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
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Georgia is marking the anniversary of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting. It was three years ago today that the 25-year-old Black man was running through a Glynn County neighborhood when he was killed by three white men who thought he was a burglar. All three were convicted of murder.

An event will be held in Atlanta today to remember him. One of the speakers will be author Alison Mariella Desir, who wrote the book “Running While Black.” A two-mile run will also take place in memory of Arbery.

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, while five Memphis officers accused in the murder of Tyre Nichols await a May court appearance, seven additional officers could face disciplinary action soon. Memphis Chief Legal Officer Jennifer Sink says three hearings have been completed and four are scheduled for this week. Once done, disciplinary action could include anything from a reprimand to termination. Sink says there are also four Memphis firefighters who are under investigation for violating policies.

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