In February of 2020, Travis and Gregory McMichael along with William Roddie Bryant chased Ahmaud Arbery in their vehicles. They said they were making a citizen’s arrest of Arbery, who they thought had broken into a nearby construction site.
During the confrontation, Arbery — who was out jogging — was shot and killed.
Police and the local district attorney did not arrest or charge anyone at the time. It was only several weeks later when video of the incident went viral that outside authorities stepped in to charge and arrest the three men.
That technology for DNA testing was not available in 1982 when a jury found 23-year-old Wayne Williams guilty of two of the killings. But to this day, some remain skeptical that Williams was responsible for all the deaths of dozens of Black children across Atlanta.
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Before the Atlanta Hawks’ first game of the season against Dallas, which the Hawks won 113-87, the team dedicated a mural in the city.
“It’s very colorful,” said local artist Muhammad Yungai, who was commissioned for the work. “It’s abstract the same way Atlanta is. It’s always flowing, always moving, always busy.”
The mural starts as a miniature basketball court on the ground and then extends up the front of a building on Flat Shoals Avenue.
The mural also features a basketball hoop with an image of the Atlanta skyline serving as the backboard.
“The only thing about it is trying to see if people are actually going to try and dunk on this hoop that’s here in the neighborhood,” said Jarrett Ellis with Hoop Dream Studios. “We do want to discourage that. This is not a live basketball rim.”
Also in this episode…
–Kathleen Quillian tells us about the Medicare open enrollment period open now.
–Sam Whitehead has more with Dr. Kimberly Manning on our coronavirus podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” about how to work with people still not getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
–Martha Dalton reports on Georgia’s graduation rate, including a record high for one district.