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President Biden weighed guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery case, celebrating the verdict, warning that the country still has work to do to achieve “racial justice.”

“The killing of Ahmaud Arbery – seen by the world on video – is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country,” Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. “Mr. Arbery should be here today, vacationing with his mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, and his father, Marcus Arbery. Nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and his community, but the verdict ensures that those who have Committed this horrific crime will be punished.”


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Biden’s remarks come after jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael guilty of all counts in Arbery’s murder.

Travis McMichael was found guilty of felony murder, four counts of felony, two counts of felony assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt.

Greg McMichael was also found guilty of four counts of felony, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. The jurors found him not guilty on the charge of malice.

Ahmaud Arbery poses for a senior photo.  (Fuzzy Rabbit Photos via Yolanda Richardson/AP, File)

William “Roddy” Bryan, a neighbor of McMichael’s who had joined Arbery’s search, was found guilty of felony and aggravated assault.

Biden’s celebratory tone stands exactly opposite As for his reaction to the recent ruling in Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawsuit, Joe Biden said “many Americans will feel angry and anxious, including me.”

But Biden also said that everyone “must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”

From left, Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddy" Bryan Jr. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, file)

But Biden said a guilty verdict in the Arbery case was not enough to ensure racial justice, arguing that the country must now “re-commit” itself to unity.

“While guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough. Instead, we must re-commit ourselves to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one can live by the color of their skin. is not afraid of violence,” Biden’s statement said. “My administration will continue to work hard to ensure that equal justice under the law is not just a phrase glared in stone over the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans.”