The verdict is in and three men have been convicted in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

Arbery (25 years old) was shot and killed by three men in Georgia while she ran through a neighborhood. This happened February 2020. Wednesday, a jury found Travis McMichael, who fired the shots, guilty on all nine counts, including malice murder and four counts of felony murder. His father, Gregory McMichael, was found not guilty of malice murder but guilty of felony murder and all other charges. Their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, was found guilty of three counts felony murder, one count aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. His malice murder conviction, one count felony murder and one charge of aggravated attack were not overturned.

Celebrities and media figures are responding to the jury’s verdict on social media.

Viola Davis, actress wrote on Instagram: “As it ought to be.” To Wanda Ahmaud Arbery, your son’s mother ….. was important. His life had meaning. I hope this gives you a little bit of comfort. The jurors ….. receive a huge thank you for their righteous actions. The pendulum of justice moved in the right direction !!!!!!!!”

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Octavia Spencer’s heart also went out to Cooper-Jones. “Thankful that #AhmaudArbery received justice today! Prayers for him and his family, especially his mom! She posted the following to Instagram.

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Claudia Jordan, actress and model was also thinking of Arbery’s mother. Pray for Ahmaud and her entire family. Twitter was her medium. This should never have happened to you. Although I do hope that this will bring some closure, I know the pain of losing your son is not going away. #LoveAndHealing, to all of you

Wanda Sykes is a comedian. “The Good Place,” actress Jameela JamilDeclared the verdict, “Justice.” Similarly, stand-up Kathy Griffin tweets: “It’s so gratifying to see justice being served.” Piers Morgan, a media personality, applauded after the verdict. “Justice was done. And by almost all-white jurors.” He tweetedWith clapping hands Emojis

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But former football player and sports analyst Emmanuel Acho argued the verdict could not bring about justice. “As you digest the guilty verdict of Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers remember, this is not justice, but accountability,” He tweeted. “Justice requires restoration of the truth, and this would be impossible in this instance. But accountability is the first step toward justice.”

People react outside the Glynn County Courthouse following guilty verdicts for the defendants in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery on November 24, 2021 in Brunswick, Georgia.

CNN host Van Jones tweeted similar sentiments. “Nothing will bring #AhmaudArbery home.” He wrote. “But this verdict is a big RED LIGHT to all vigilantes and wannabe cops who want to enforce their own made-up 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 of their eyes and saw the meanness in the killers’ hearts,” Twitter was her medium. “May this verdict bring a small measure of peace to #AhmaudArbery’s family and loved ones.”

Author Roxane Gay revealed her concern the accused would walk away. “Thank goodness there are cell phones and right verdicts. They would have let these men go, I thought. Twitter was her first port of call. “I am working toward embracing abolition because I know prison isn’t working but these three men can sit in prison and think about what they did. It will take a while. “I hope peace will prevail for about the same time Ahmaud Albery rests in, I think.”

Contributing: N’dea Yancey-Bragg, Raisa Habersham and Grace Hauck



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