several months ago, after the men who stalked and murdered Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty, I got an email from a 60ish white man who asked me if I hate white people. this was part of my response:
A jury handed down a guilty verdict Wednesday for all three white men involved in the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. The jurors had been deliberating since Tuesday on the charges against Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William ‘Roddie’ Bryan Jr.
We can now legally call the killers of Ahmaud Arbery murderers. But I’m reminded that to those who loved Arbery and to so many others real justice would be him alive today and able to run without being attacked.
BREAKING: The three men accused of killing #Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia and formally charged with 9 counts each, including malice murder and felony murder. Arbery died after being shot while jogging in February.
This man jogged 2 miles through his neighborhood carrying a TV in his hands to prove that “looking like a suspect” who committed a robbery isn’t a good enough excuse for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Neighbors waived hello to him as he jogged...
The mugshots of Gregory and Travis McMichael, who have been charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
This is Ahmaud Arbery. He was 25-years-old. He went jogging. A white man and his son, hunted him down and murdered him. Once again for those in the back, 25-years-old and exercising when two white men hunted him down like an animal and murdered him.