Rallies held in Jacksonville ahead of early voting on Monday
With only 18 days until election day — many voters will be out casting their ballot early. Already, more than 29,000 people have cast votes by mail. That’s only about four percent of the registered voters — but by the time this election is over — it’s predicted to go 62.
Memorial, vigil marks year since death of Ahmaud Arbery
Lawmakers paused to remember him at the Georgia state Capitol, and President Joe Biden offered thoughts on the slaying one year ago of Ahmaud Arbery. As three men await trial for murder, those closest to Arbery sought to make sure his death isn’t overlooked again. RELATED: Ahmaud Arbery’s mother sues, alleges conspiracy to protect his killers“He isn’t going to rest in his grave until we get justice,” Marcus Arbery, Arbery’s father, said Tuesday evening as he and other family members led a group of about 100 supporters on a memorial march into the Satilla Shores subdivision. Ahmaud Arbery’s father speaks during a walk through the Glynn County neighborhood where he was shot and killed one year ago today. Vaughn, who coached Arbery at Brunswick High School, said the slaying remains painfully fresh.
Memorials, lawsuit mark death anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery
A mural of Ahmaud Arbery is on display in Brunswick, near where the 25-year-old man was shot and killed in February. Lawmakers paused to remember him at the Georgia state Capitol, and President Joe Biden offered thoughts on the slaying one year ago of Ahmaud Arbery. As three men await trial for murder, those closest to Arbery sought to make sure his death isn't overlooked again. "The failure to carry out justice in the Ahmaud situation said we needed to do more as citizens.”In November, voters angered by Arbery's death ousted District Attorney Jackie Johnson. AdThe anniversary march was organized by the 2:23 Foundation, a group founded by Vaughn and Arbery's cousin, Demetris Frazier, to fight systemic racism.
Brunswick town hall honors Ahmaud Arbery, promotes justice for next generation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. In a virtual town hall out of Brunswick, family and loved ones of Ahmaud Arbery spoke about getting justice for the next generation. His mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, spent the day honoring his life and encouraging youth to get involved. James Woodall, the president of the Georgia NAACP, encouraged the next generation to get organized and disciplined. I hope that we will send a message to the world that America is still good for justice. That we will right some of the wrongs that are still happening right now in our neighborhoods and communities.