Rashawn Smith allegedly created a fake Facebook profile of a racist white Trump supporter that issued a “hoax” threat to shoot supporters of Ahmaud Arbery at the courthouse where they were gathering. The threats were used by the media to advance the narrative that white people are “hunting” black people for no reason.
Greg McMichael told police he saw Ahmaud Arbery running down the street and he asked his son, Travis, to help him confront Arbery. The two men got into their truck and followed Arbery, who was running. When they pulled up next to Arbery, there was a struggle for the gun and Arbery was shot to death.