George Barnhill, Waycross Circuit D​.​A. Must Resign

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On February 23rd, while on a jog, Ahmaud Arbery was confronted by Travis and Greg McMichael. In what can only be described as a modern day lynching, the McMichael's shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery for the crime of jogging while black. Following the murder of Mr. Arbery, it took nearly three months for the murderers to face charges.

Waycross Judicial Circuit DA George E. Barnhill subsequently released a statement saying charges should not be made against the murderers. In it, he attempts to paint Mr. Arbery as a burglary suspect based solely on the color of his skin. He later cites "apparent aggressive nature" as the justification for this shooting to be considered lawful.

D.A .Barnhill has failed in his obligation to ensure the enforcement of justice. He allowed his own racial biases to affect his judgement in justifying the death of Ahmaud Arbery who was simply out for a jog. Clearly, D.A. Barnhill is not only incapable of being a D.A. due to his bigotry, he is also clearly unfit for any public service. He must resign now.