The jury has reached a verdict in the #AhmaudArbery trial. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) November 24, 2021
Let Black people jog… let us breathe… let us sleep… let us grill… let us shop… let us laugh… let us swim… let us drive… let us golf… let us party… let us birdwatch… let us play… let us pray… let us sit on our sofas… let us learn… let us live… #AhmaudArbery
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) November 24, 2021
If Ahmaud’s family had not pushed…
If people had not protested…
If the video had not been released…
If it had been left up to the Glynn County, GA police and D.A.’s office…
This case wouldn’t have even gone to trial.
But people cared.
And people acted. #AhmaudArbery
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 25, 2021
Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of #AhmaudArbery, just shared that she believes her son can now rest in peace. We are thankful for the guilty verdicts and we take comfort in these words from his mother.
“…until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” pic.twitter.com/C0vuxbgWgY
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) November 24, 2021
The 1st prosecutor has been indicted for interfering in the arrest of the defendants.
The 2nd prosecutor recused himself because of ties to the McMichaels.
It took the Cobb County DA’s Office to prosecute these men for the murder of #AhmaudArbery.
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) November 24, 2021
Don’t want to make #AhmaudArbery about race? Okay, let's make it about gender. What if it was a woman jogging, and 3 men in a car chased her for 5 mins, demanding she stop and talk to them? Strangers who feel entitled to be spoken to. Can they shoot her when she refuses?
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) November 23, 2021
Bottom line: They never would have chased down and attacked a white man jogging through that neighborhood. Never.#AhmaudArbery
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 24, 2021
Justice would be #AhmaudArbery still here with us.
Justice would be his murder being taken seriously in the first place.
Justice would be a country that always understood that #BlackLivesMatter. In all of its systems, policies, choices.
— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) November 24, 2021
As you digest the guilty verdict of Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers remember, this is not justice, but accountability.
Justice implies true restoration, which is impossible in this case, but this is accountability which is the first step towards justice.#AhmaudArbery
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 24, 2021