Georgia Today: Reporting On Ahmaud Arbery Before The Rest Of The World Caught On
The shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery outside Brunswick, Georgia, sparked nationwide outrage — but not right away.
Arbery died Feb. 23, but it took more than two months for charges to be filed, and that was only after a disturbing video of the shooting was released. When Brunswick News reporter Larry Hobbs heard about Arbery's death a day after it happened, what struck him was how no one was talking about it.
As the days and weeks went by following Arbery's death, the scope of the tragedy began to take focus.
On this episode of Georgia Today, Hobbs recalls the strange, silent days and weeks following the shooting, the pinball movements as the case bounced from prosecutor to prosecutor and what the story revealed about the community he covers.