The new prosecutor in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case is already drawing comparisons to Tammy Kemp, the Black Texas judge who was heavily criticized for embracing former cop Amber Guyger at the end of her murder trial.
Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of her Black neighbor Botham Jean.
The Internet gave a unanimous vote of no confidence to Joyette Holmes, the Black Cobb County prosecutor who was tapped to lead the Arbery murder case on Monday.
Arbery, 25, was killed by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23.
Holmes is the 4th prosecutor to take over the case.
Black Twitter users reacted with anger after Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed posted a photo of Holmes posing with law enforcement officers in Cobb County, a majority Republican district north of Atlanta.
"There is no point in having black ppl in the justice system they are worse than the white ppl," tweeted on user. "All they care about is their status and pleasing white ppl. It’s a slap in the face honestly."
"Why didn't they just get Diamond and Silk??" wrote another.
"Another Tammy the mammy," tweeted a third user.
The white authorities has assigned a new prosecutor for the case involving the lynching of #AhmaudAubrey .
A Black republican former judge Joyette Holmes.
This pic is everything you need to know about her. pic.twitter.com/9s6ioKtYX6
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) May 11, 2020
Another Tammy the Mammy situation
— BoxingChiq (@Masasho81) May 11, 2020
Why didn’t they just get Diamond and Silk??
— Bruce Banneker (@OctoberGenius) May 11, 2020
?????This is setting up to be Mammy Tammy pt. 2 featuring Joyette Holmes. I don’t trust a situation where a bunch of race soldiers are making nice in front of the camera pretending they’re seeking righteous justice in a highly racial charged murder case. The fix is already in family
— David Lee Williams?? (@David_Lee_Will) May 11, 2020
There is no point in having black ppl in the justice system they are worse than the white ppl. All they care about is their status and pleasing white ppl. It’s a slap in the face honestly.
— ReRa Nut (@ReraNut) May 12, 2020
As a Black Woman, she’s in a very tough & very vulnerable situation. Black Women do not have & have never had much protection in this society. Still, I’m holding out hope that she’ll be strong enough to do the right thing!
— PIC23-MJI (@Picevol) May 11, 2020
I smelled a setup when she was appointed.
— Ms.Tab00 (@MsTab00) May 11, 2020