The white guys who defended themselves against the rabid savage Ahmaud Arbery lost their case.
This was a major hoax. But it wasn’t quite as egregious as the Kyle Rittenhouse hoax.
The media is foaming at the mouth about the evils of being white.
Three white men were found guilty Wednesday of felony murder in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was running in their neighborhood when they confronted him last year.
The nearly all-white jury convicted Travis McMichael of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
His father, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were acquitted of the top charge. All now face up to life in prison.
“Even though this is not a celebration, it is a reflection to acknowledge that the spirit of Ahmaud defeated the lynch mob,” civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Arbery’s father, Marcus Arbery, said outside the courthouse Wednesday afternoon.
Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, said that her son “will now rest in peace.”
“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight,” she said. “I never saw this day back in 2020. I never thought this day would come. But God is good,” she said.
The McMichaels and Bryan chased Arbery in pickup trucks after they spotted him in their neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, on Feb. 23, 2020. Travis McMichael shot Arbery, 25, who was Black, with a shotgun at close range. Bryan filmed the fatal encounter on his cellphone.
This is the infamous “jogger” case for anyone who does not recall. Arbery was looting construction sites. He was wearing work boots, and the media said he was just out for a jog, and just stopping in to check on some construction sites on the way. The men confronted him, and Arbery made moves like he was going to kill them, and he got shot.
Here’s a pretty good breakdown of the details. We covered it in some detail at the time, but I can’t find our articles.
Anyway, they probably shouldn’t have shot him. He deserved to be killed, but they shouldn’t have shot him. I don’t think murder is fair here, but they did shoot him.
Bizarrely, after the verdict, Arbery’s father gave a speech declaring that all lives matter, and that the case was not about race.
NEW – Ahmaud Arbery's father after trial: "All lives matter."pic.twitter.com/TIQhf0rB3s
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Al Sharpton looked pretty uncomfortable.