Rep. Johnson's Statement on the Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

May 7, 2020
Press Release

DECATUR, GA -- What happened to Ahmaud that Sunday afternoon in southwest Georgia is nothing short of a 21st century lynching. And just like in the old days, law enforcement officials and prosecutors have looked the other way and allowed the vigilantes to escape justice. The Brunswick vigilantes should be arrested and charged with murder. They are entitled to a presumption of innocence and should have their day in court facing a jury of their peers. Justice demands that they be treated no differently than if they were Black.

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