Police did not arrest his killers for 74 days. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, never stopped fighting for justice.
Defense attorney for man convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s death plans to appeal guilty verdict
Three white men were found guilty of murder and other charges on Wednesday for the pursuit and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, in a case that, together with the killing of George Floyd, helped inspire the racial justice protests of last year.
All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice.
Verdict read in death of Ahmaud Arbery
Jurors in the trial of the three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery began deliberating just before noon on Tuesday after attorneys made their closing arguments.
Who is Murder of Ahmaud Arbery ?
On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez “Quez” Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old Black man, was murdered in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, United States.
Arbery had been pursued by three White residents – Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who were armed and in one vehicle, and William “Roddie” Bryan, who was in another vehicle and videoed the pursuit and shooting.
After Travis exited his vehicle and wielded a shotgun, Travis and Arbery engaged in a physical confrontation, during which Travis shot Arbery.
Police interview transcripts detailed that Gregory initiated the chase after seeing Arbery running past his house,
suspecting that Arbery had committed burglary or theft in Satilla Shores,
but no evidence has emerged of Arbery doing so.According to police testimony, Bryan told police that he saw the chase and joined in independently, but was not sure if Arbery had done anything wrong.
Arbery had entered an under-construction house with no doors five times in five months, including once shortly before the shooting, but security videos showed that he had not touched or taken anything.
Travis McMichael reacts to guilty verdict in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder
The jury reached the verdict on Nov. 24 after about 11 hours of deliberation.
Why Black Lives Matter ?
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.
While there are specific organizations such as the Black Lives Matter Global Network that label themselves simply as “Black Lives Matter”, the Black Lives Matter movement comprises a broad array of people and organizations.
The slogan “Black Lives Matter” itself remains untrademarked by any group. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence toward black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.