A jury in Georgia today delivered a verdict that found the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder. Justice has been served for a man who’s life was taken from him at the hands of three white supremacists.
After a Georgia jury found Travis and Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday, the three men are set to head to federal court in less than three months to stand another trial on federal hate crime charges.
After roughly ten and a half hours of deliberation, jurors in Glynn County found all three men guilty of felony murder. Travis McMichael was convicted on nine charges, Greg McMichael was convicted on eight charges and Bryan was convicted on six charges.
Arbery was fatally shot by Travis McMichael on February 23, 2020 after McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and Bryan chased the 25-year-old Black jogger down with their pickup trucks while conducting what they claimed to be a citizen’s arrest in the Satilla Shores neighborhood.Source NewsWeek
Support form Arbery are coming in from Libertarian leaders around the country.
Arbery was black, and McMichael’s claim that he acted in self-defense when he chased Arbery through a neighborhood and gunned him down appeared much less plausible than in Rittenhouse’s case. That Travis McMichael was motivated by racial animus came from McMichael himself: Bryan told investigators that, after shooting Arbery, Travis McMichael called him a “fucking nigger” as he lay dying.Source Reason
This was a racist act by white supremacists and their day has finally come.