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Video Shows Ahmad Arbery Being Racially Harassed By White Brunswick Cops in 2017 [WATCH]

*Video has emerged showing lynching victim Ahmaud Arbery getting harassed and frisked by cops in 2017, and many believe the footage highlights the Glynn County PD’s racist attitude toward Black people. 

According to a police report from the November 7, 2017 incident, an officer was patrolling Townsend Park when he noticed a vehicle parked in an area allegedly “known for drugs and other criminal activity.”

Two officers found Arbery, 25, alone and unarmed in the car and asked to search his car. When he refused, the scene quickly turned tense. 

TMZ breaks down what happened next: 

The officers immediately told him to stop and get his hands out of his pockets. Despite the fact Ahmaud immediately obeyed their orders — and had his hands in the air — one officer pulled his taser and fired it. Now, the weapon malfunctioned, but Ahmaud was already getting down on the ground anyway.

About two minutes earlier, the officers had asked for ID, and Ahmaud complied and explained he’d been rapping in his car on his day off. When the officer came back with his license, Ahmaud said, “I ain’t got s**t on me. What the f**k you f**king with me for?”

The officer told him the area was known for drug activity and then proceeded to frisk Ahmaud for weapons. He had nothing on him, and there was nothing illegal about him parking in the area.

Arbery was not arrested or cited because he committed no crime, other than sitting in his vehicle while Black in the eyes of white supremacy. 

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In a statement to CNN, S. Lee Merritt, Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart, attorneys for the Arbery family said, “The video released today regarding an incident involving Ahmaud Arbery from 2017 clearly depicts a situation where Ahmaud was harassed by Glynn County police officers. This type of behavior by the department is well-documented.”

“Initially, Mr. Arbery is rightfully upset by what he perceives as being approached for no legitimate reason,” attorneys for Arbery’s family said in the statement. “The officer acknowledges that he hasn’t done anything wrong. Ahmaud Arbery maintains his composure, however, even when the second officer to arrive on the scene immediately escalates the situation, pulls out his Taser and attempts to use it on Mr. Arbery for no justifiable reason. Ahmaud was not arrested or charged with any crime.”

Arbery was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when former Glynn County police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis chased and hunted him for 4 minutes before murdering him in broad daylight. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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