Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, La La Anthony, Waka Flocka Flame and more entertainers are speaking out. The hip-hop community has come forward to address the murder of unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery.
Justice 4 Ahmaud
Over the past few hours, social media has emerged to stand up for Ahmaud Arbery’s family. Celebrities demanded justice and for the two alleged men responsible for his death to get arrested.
“These two white men killed an unarmed black man jogging down the street in Brunswick , Ga , for nothing and on camera and are not in prison , sh*t crazy !!! 😡 Rest In Peace Ahmaud Arbery” -2 Chainz’s Instagram
The Family Wants Justice
Ahmaud’s family have come forward this week to speak out. Arbery’s parents are pushing for legal action including the immediate arrests of the men connected to his death.
The parents of a black man killed in a pursuit by two white men armed with guns called for immediate arrests Wednesday as they faced the prospect of waiting a month or longer before a Georgia grand jury could consider bringing charges. (CBS News)
Wait, There’s More
New footage has surfaced from the horrific February 2020 slaying. The video has inspired people to come forward and publicly speak out.
It was sparked by a 36-second video released online months after that late February run – a video that shed new light on how Arbery was killed. In the film, an unidentified person in a car films Arbery jogging towards a white truck parked on the road, where two men stand: one in the bed of the truck and another just to its side. One shot rings out as Arbery disappears off camera, swerving around the truck. Then another. Another shot rings out as Arbery struggles back into frame as yet another shot is heard. Finally, he falls to the ground. (The Guardian)
Before You Go
Arbery had his life taken from him at the age of 25. The murder reportedly happened February 23 in Georgia.
His family says he was jogging when the shooting happened. Arbery’s friend Akeem Baker, 26, told the Atlanta Constitution-Journal that Arbery was a frequent runner. Baker started a Facebook page and GoFundMe called “I Run With Maud” to raise awareness about Arbery’s killing. As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe had raised over $14,000 and the page had over 21,000 followers. A dedication run is planned for Friday. (USA Today)