/ 26 November 2021

Three white men guilty of killing black jogger

Image source: Supplied
Image source: Supplied

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbour William Bryan have been found guilty of murdering Ahmad Arbery in 2020. Described as a modern-day lynching, the 25yo was shot after being chased by the men while out jogging in a ‘nice’ neighbourhood in the US city of Georgia in February 2020. The McMichaels said they thought Arbery had stolen something. The case drew national outrage because police didn’t arrest the men until a video of Arbery’s murder surfaced and went viral some weeks later. Arbery’s parents were flanked by civil rights leaders outside the courthouse following the verdict yesterday. Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones said her son will now “rest in peace.” The men will receive life in prison, potentially without parole. It’s been a tricky time in the US as racially-charged crimes from last year go to court. Last week, teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder after he shot and killed 2 people at Black Lives Matter protests. The men he killed were white.

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