Ahmaud Arbery case: Celebrity reactions to guilty verdict

After a Jury in Georgia three white men found guilty On Wednesday, the February 2020 murder of 25-year-old black man Ahmaud Arbery, reactions from celebrities on social media reflected relief, sympathy and lingering anger.

Travis McMichael, 35 — who fatally shot a jogger after McMichael, his father and a neighbor chased Arbery in their pickup trucks, brandishing shotguns — pleaded guilty to all counts, including the top charge of malice.

Gregory McMichael, 65, was found guilty of a felony, as was William “Roddy” Bryan Jr., 52. All three were also convicted on several counts, including felony assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

“As It Should Be,” actor Viola Davis tweeted And then addressed to Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones. “To Wanda …. Ahmed Arbery’s mother …. Your son matters. His life mattered. I pray it brings you a little piece of peace. To the jurors…. Thank you very much for correcting. The pendulum of justice has turned in the right direction !!!!!!!!

“As you digest the guilty verdict of the murderers of Ahmed Arbery, remember, this is not justice, but accountability,” tweeted Emmanuel Acho, the former NFL player who wrote “Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man”. “Justice means true restoration, which is impossible in this case, but it is accountability which is the first step towards justice.”

comedian kathy griffin tweeted, “It is a great pleasure to see justice done,” while composer Richard Marx tweeted, “Grateful to the McMichael jury that actually found the killers guilty of murder.”

comic michael rapaport Called Respondent “sick animals” and noted that in the Spectrum news video, he tweeted, “They look so harmless in glasses and suits?”

“Just a reminder that these people were only arrested when people shared the video of the murder of Ahmed Arbery, and then more people demanded that the bus be serviced,” Comic W. Camou Bell tweeted, “Once again, activism works!”

“Second good court decision in two weeks.. Hallelujah. Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse. Keep em comin’,” tweeted Actor Kirsty Alley.

“Justice,” actor Jameela Jamila wrote, follow later reply With, “I’m glad these people can no longer harm anyone. They just have to rot and remember what they did.”

Those convicted of murder carry a minimum sentence of life in prison. punishment in case has not yet been determined.

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