The judgment has come and there have been three men Convicted in the murder of Ahmed Arbery.
Arbery, 25, was fatally shot by three white men while fleeing a Georgia neighborhood in February 2020. A jury met on Wednesday. Travis McMichael, The one who opened fire is guilty of all nine counts, including Four counts of malice and felony murder. His father, Gregory McMichael, was found not guilty of malice, but of felony and all other charges. His neighbor, William “Roddy” Bryan, was convicted of felony manslaughter on three counts, aggravated assault on one count, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He was not convicted of one count of felony murder, one count of felony and one count of aggravated assault.
Celebrities and media celebrities are giving their feedback on the jury’s decision on social media.
“As it should be,” Actress Viola Davis wrote in an Instagram post, “To Wanda …. Ahmed Arbery’s mother …. Your son matters. His life matters. I pray it brings you a little piece of peace. To the jury… Many thanks for correcting. Pendulum justice went in the right direction!!!!!!!!”
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Actress Claudia Jordan’s thoughts were also with Arbery’s mother. “Prayers for Ahmed’s mother and the whole family,” she tweeted, “You all should never have gone through this in the first place. I hope this turns some off, although I’m sure the loss of your son will never ease. #LoveAndHealing to you all”
author Stephen King tweeted that he is “glad that those three vigilantes are going to jail.”
“I would be happy if Ahmed Arbery was still alive,” he continued. “That young man’s whole life was ahead of him and they took him away.”
comedian wanda sykes and “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jameela The verdict was declared “justice”. Similarly, stand-up Kathy Griffin tweeted: “It’s a great pleasure to see justice done.” Media personality Piers Morgan hailed the decision. “Justice is done, and also by an almost all-white jury,” he tweeted With clapping emojis.
But the former football player and sports analyst immanuel i think Argued that the verdict cannot bring justice. “As you digest the guilty verdict of the murderers of Ahmed Arbery, remember, this is not justice, but accountability,” he tweeted, “Justice refers to true restoration, which is impossible in this case, but it is accountability which is the first step towards justice.”
CNN host Van Jones tweeted similar sentiments. “Nothing can bring back #AhmaudArbery,” he has written, “But this decision is a big red light for all those observant and ordinary cops who want to enforce their own laws on people who don’t look like them.”
politician Stacey Abrams, formerly a member of Georgia’s House of Representatives, hoped the jury’s findings would provide comfort. “A jury believed the evidence in their eyes and saw the meanness in the hearts of the murderers,” she tweeted, “May this decision bring a small measure of peace to the family and loved ones of #AhmaudArbery.”
Writer Roxanne Gay expressed her concern that the accused would run away. “Thank God for the cell phones and the right decisions. I thought they’d set those people free,” he posted on twitter, “I’m working toward adopting abolition because I know the prison isn’t working, but these three guys can sit in prison and think about what they did. For a long time. Almost when Till Ahmed Arbery will rest, I hope, peace.”
Contributions: Charles Treppany’s Dea Yancy-Bragg, Raisa Habersham and Grace Hawke