The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying, by Adam Serwer

According to: The Atlantic


The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying


The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others. BY ADAM SERWER

Six weeks ago, Ahmad Arbery went out and never came home. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who saw Arbery running through their neighborhood just outside of Brunswick, Georgia, and who told authorities they thought he was a burglary suspect, armed themselves, pursued Arbery, and then shot him dead. The local prosecutor, George E. Barnhill, concluded that no crime had been committed. Arbery had tried to wrest a shotgun from Travis McMichael before being shot, Barnhill wrote in a letter to the police chief. The two men who had seen a stranger running, and decided to pick up their firearms and chase him, had therefore acted in self-defense when they confronted and shot him, Barnhill concluded. On Tuesday, as video of the shooting emerged on social media, a different Georgia prosecutor announced that the case would be put to a grand jury; the two men were arrested and charged with murder yesterday evening after video of the incident sparked national outrage across the political spectrum. How conspiracy theories captured the American mind Shadowland, an immersive project from The Atlantic, explores the forces loosening our grip on reality. To read the rest of the article, click here:https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

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