The Ahmaud Arbery Case

“The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday [January 7, 2022] to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the Black man in February 2020.”

The three men were convicted of murdering Arbery, an innocent man who was “guilty” only of going for a jog on February 23, 2020. Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and their friend William “Roddie” Bryan were rightly sentenced to life in prison, the former two without the possibility of parole. Roddie Bryan is eligible after serving 30 years.

The trio initiated the pursuit of Arbery, continued the chase, confronted him, and either shot or participated in the shooting of the young man! At any point the McMichaels and Bryan could have come to their senses, broken off the attack, gone home, and be free men today! Instead, they chose the low road and now bear the consequences of their actions. And they now face federal hate crime charges!

Others allegedly assisted in covering up what the three had done. I hope they will also face a court of justice.

Remember: live and let live, give and forgive, bear and forbear. Forswear all violence in the name of prejudice.

Abery Case: GUILTY

Three men found guilty in death of Ahmaud Arbery.

I agree with the verdicts in the case. It is illegal to hunt down a man and kill him.

“The nearly all-white jury convicted Travis McMichael of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.”

“Gregory McMichael and William Bryan were acquitted of the top charge. All now face up to life in prison.”