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Running for Ahmaud Arbery

Video credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published 3 weeks ago - Duration: 02:39s

Running for Ahmaud Arbery

People in Fort Myers joined the nation's 2.23 mile run in solidarity with Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while jogging in Georgia in February.

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Running for Ahmaud Arbery

TAKING A STEP TOWARDS JUSTICE.

IAM JANE MONREAL.AND I AM PATRICK NOLAN.PEOPLE IN FORT MYERS WALKED ORJOGGED TODAY IN MEMORY OF AHMAUDARBERY.THE MAN CHASED DOWN AND SHOT ANDKILLED WHILE JOGGING IN AGEORGIA NEIGHBORHOOD INFEBRUARY.AND WHILE HIS SUSPECTED KILLERSARE FINALLY BEHIND BARS, PEOPLERUNNING FOR HIM TODAY SAY THAT’SNOT ENOUGH.FOX 4’S RACHEL LOYD EXPLAINS.RACHEL?(:25 - :32)(1:06 - 1:11)(1:26 - 1:32)LLINTRO: PEOPLE I SPOKE WITHTODAY SAY ALTHOUGH THE ARREST ISA STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION,THERE WON’T BE ANY REAL JUSTICEUNTIL GREG AND TRAVIS MCMICHAELARE CONVICTED OF MURDER.NatsASHLYNE MARTIN, ORGANIZED AGROUP IN FORT MYERS TO JOIN THENATIONAL 2.23 MILE RUN FORAHMAUD ARBERYWEARING A WHITESHIRT AS HE DIDWITH THE WORDS IRUN WITH MAUD ON THE BACK.TODAY’S RUN GAVE HER CHILLS.It was chilling because it’sjust like I felt that he feltfree.

You know what I mean,that’s what running does!TODAY WOULD’VE BEEN ARBERY’S26TH BIRTHDAY BUT HIS RUN ANDLIFE WERE CUT SHORT ON FEBRUARY23RD.

WHEN GREG MCMICHAEL ANDHIS SON TRAVIS ALLEGEDLY THOUGHTHE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT,CHASED HIM AND SHOT HIM TODEATH.I do have a black father, I haveblack uncles, I have black malefriends that are so dear to me,and this literally could’vehappened to them.MARTIN ALSO MARCHED IN HONOR OFTHE BLACK MEN IN HER LIFE.

ANDTOYA FELSTON, CO-FOUNDER OF FITSISTAZ FORT MYERS RAN FOR AHMAD,THINKING OF HER BROTHERS.It just was disbelief that thathad happened over two monthsago.AND IT WASN’T UNTIL LAST NIGHTTHAT GLYNN COUNTY POLICEARRESTED AND CHARGED THEMCMICHAELS WITH MURDER ANDAGGRAVATED ASSAULTMORE THAN TWOMONTHS AFTER THE MURDER.RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERANDR. DAVID THOMAS SAYS THESUSPECTS ARGUMENT OF CITIZENSARREST IS LEGAL IN GEORGIABUTTHE WAY THEY DID IT WAS NOT.Georgia’s statute requires inorder to make a citizen’sarrest, that you must actuallysee a crime take place, a felonytake place.BUT ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS,MCMICHAEL HAD ONLY SEEN ARBERYRUNNING.ALTHOUGH THERE’S NO CITIZEN’SARREST STATUTE IN FLORIDA,THOMAS SAYS THIS CASE SOUNDSEERILY SIMILAR TO THE MURDER OFTRAYVON MARTINWHICH SHOULD NOTHAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAND AS SELFDEFENSE.The argument in both of thosecases is that the armed suspectscreated that encounter.LLTAG: THOMAS SAYS EVEN THO

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