Okay, hold on your afros and dashikis and try not to throw your phone after you read this story. It’s truly unbelievable! The sister of the accused killer of Ahmaud Arbery admitted to taking the photos of his dead body and posting them to social media. Why you ask? In her words, it was because she was, “a true-crime fan.“
She’s now saying it was “poor judgment”. But when exactly did she come to that conclusion? When did her conscience kick in? When did she REALLY start giving a damn?
Ahmaud was killed while jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, GA. The 23 yr.-old was unarmed when he was hunted down. Nearly two months went by before any action was taken against his killers. If not for the video being released there’s no doubt this whole incident would have been swept under the rug.
Due to the public outrage over the video, which I was proud to be a part of, the father and son were arrested on May 7. Just thinking about all the weeks they were free to live their lives makes me physically ill!
According to the Sun newspaper, she posted the image to Snapchat around the time of the killing on February 23, which means, without hesitation, her first impulse, it seems to me, was to generate social media traffic by celebrating the killing of a human being. A black man!
Clearly, she didn’t expect the case to become the national firestorm that it now is. And now, she’s saying, she’s sorry. Or at least she thought she used poor judgment. Get the f*** outta here!
Police were told by Gregory McMichael that his son shot Arbery after a struggle ensued between the two men. But that struggle was initiated by them tracking Arbery down like an animal as he ran through the community.
It’s clear from the police report that Arbery tried to avoid the men prior to the shooting but they continued to pursue him, according to the two men, to make a citizen’s arrest. Again, get the f**k outta here!
The Sun newspaper reported that the image of Arbery lying dead and soaked in blood at the crime scene was not limited to Lindsay McMichael’s social media post. Prior to the Snapchat post, the images were being shown around the community where he was shot.
Why not a single soul reported such a brutal act begs to question just how racist is that subdivision? When Lindsay was asked about the picture by The Sun on Monday, she apologized and said she had shown poor judgment.
“I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture,” she said. “The thing is I’m a huge fan of true crime. I listen to four or five podcasts a week. I’m constantly watching that sort of thing,” she went on. “It was more of a, ‘Holy s—, I can’t believe this has happened’. It was absolutely poor judgment,” she proclaimed.
The attorney for Arbery’s family, Lee Merritt, said Lindsay McMichael’s decision to post the picture was, in his words, “very disturbing”.
No offense counselor, but “very disturbing,” my ass. That was cruel, insensitive, and shows a lack of respect for black lives…in my opinion.