Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder is on Tape


By Kelly Sampson, Counsel of Constitutional Litigation, Legal Alliance, and Racial Justice at Brady Legal

Ahmaud Arbery’s murder is on tape. I will not be watching it. I don’t need to see yet another Black person executed. I’ve already seen enough of this to last a lifetime. Laura and L.D. Nelson hanging by their necks from a bridge. Martin Luther King Jr.’s body on the balcony. Emmett Till bludgeoned in his casket. Ahmaud Arbery’s execution is disgusting, infuriating, and evil — but it is not “shocking.”

Please, do not call it shocking.

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