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LatinoJustice PRLDEF Statement on Verdict Reached in the Ahmaud Arbery Trial 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

November 24, 2021 

Contacts: 
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected]| 212-739-7581 

 

 

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Statement on Verdict Reached in the Ahmaud Arbery Trial 
 

New York, NY-  On Wednesday November 24th, 2021, the jury in the criminal prosecution of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers found all three men, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan guilty of murder.

The verdict comes after two days of deliberation in a case that, along with George Floyd's murder at the hands of law enforcement,  touched off a renewed racial justice movement. Travis McMichaels, with his two accomplices, chased Mr. Arbery down as he was out jogging and fatally shot him in Brunswick, GA on February 23rd, 2020. 

The following is a statement on the verdict reached in the case issued by LatinoJustice’s President and General Counsel, Lourde M. Rosado.

" Today's verdict in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers affirms the premise that Black lives do indeed matter. In a sharp contrast to the recent Rittenhouse verdict, the jury sent a clear message that we must not allow hate-fueled players to enact violence as a means to exert the power of their privilege. We must continue to advocate for policies, including stricter gun laws, that protect our communities from race and ethnicity-based violence.  

May Mr. Arbery's family finds some measure of peace in this decision.” 

 

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About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For nearly 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.LatinoJustice.org