24.1 C
Basseterre
Monday, May 10, 2021
HomeNewsInternational NewsUS Indicts 3 on Hate Crime Charges in Death of Ahmaud Arbery

US Indicts 3 on Hate Crime Charges in Death of Ahmaud Arbery

spot_img

(Al Jazeera) The US charged three white men in Georgia on Wednesday with federal hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who died last year after they gunned him down while he was jogging through a suburban neighbourhood.

The Justice Department said that former police officer Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and William “Roddie” Bryan, 51, were each charged with one count of interference with rights and with one count of attempted kidnapping.

Travis and Gregory McMichael are also additionally facing charges for using guns to carry out acts of violence.

President Joe Biden’s administration has since his inauguration three months ago stepped up enforcement of civil rights laws, which activists complained were neglected during his predecessor Donald Trump’s presidency.

Read more

spot_img
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement
Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe