With Malice Aforethought

The strange, familiar case of white violence and Black bodies

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash

“The McMichaels did not intend to kill Mr. Arbery that day. All they intended to do was to stop him, question him, and hold him and wait for the police to arrive.”

You’ll start hearing this defense, if you haven’t already. It seems so understandable, so smooth, so compassionate.



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stephen matlock

Writer; observer; sometimes doer. Fiat justitia ruat cælum. More at stephenmatlock.com Mostly off Medium now & writing elsewhere