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Ahmaud Arbery’s verdict Reactions on Twitter: Celebrities talk about “justice”

By on November 25, 2021 0

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

Arbery, 25, was fatally shot by three white men as he walked through a Georgia neighborhood in February 2020. A jury on Wednesday found Travis McMichael, who fired, guilty on all nine counts, including murder malicious and four counts of murder. Her father, Gregory McMichael, was found not guilty of malicious murder but guilty of felony murder and all other counts. Their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, was convicted of three counts of murder, aggravated assault, forcible confinement and felony attempt to commit a felony. He was not convicted of malicious murder, one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Celebrities and media figures react to the jury’s decision on social media.

“As it should be,” actress Viola Davis wrote in an Instagram post. “To Wanda… Ahmaud Arbery’s mother… your son mattered. His life mattered. I pray it will bring you a little bit of peace. To the jurors… immense gratitude for doing well. pendulum of justice has swung in the right direction !!!!!!!! “

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The heart of Octavia Spencer also went to Cooper-Jones. “Thanking that #AhmaudArbery received justice today! My prayers for her loved ones, especially her mother !!” she posted on Instagram.

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The thoughts of actress Claudia Jordan were also with Arbery’s mother. “Prayers to Ahmaud’s mother and to the whole family”, she tweeted. “You should never have gone through this in the first place. I hope this brings a conclusion, although I’m sure the loss of your son will never fade. #LoveAndHealing to all of you.”

Kirstie Alley celebrated the verdict Wednesday, calling it “2nd good court decision in two weeks” after the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial. “KEEP EM COMIN,” she added.

Author Stephen King tweeted that he is “happy that these three alleged vigilantes are going to jail”.

“I would be happier if Ahmaud Arbery was still alive,” he continued. “This young man had his whole life ahead of him and these guys won it.”

Actress Wanda Sykes and “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil declared the verdict “Justice”. Likewise, standing Kathy Griffin tweeted: “It is so gratifying to see that justice is served.” Media personality Piers Morgan applauded the verdict. “Justice is served, and by a practically all-white jury too”, he tweeted with clapping emojis.

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But former footballer and sports analyst Emmanuel Acho argued the verdict could not do justice. “As you digest the guilty verdict of the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery, remember that it is not about justice, but about responsibility”, he tweeted. “Justice involves real restoration, which is impossible in this case, but it is responsibility that is the first step towards justice.”

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

CNN host Van Jones tweeted similar sentiments. “Nothing can bring back #AhmaudArbery”, he wrote. “But this verdict is a big RED LIGHT for all budding vigilantes and cops who want to enforce their own invented laws on people who are unlike them.”

Former Georgia House of Representatives politician Stacey Abrams hoped the jury’s findings would bring some comfort. “A jury believed the evidence in their eyes and saw the wickedness in the hearts of the killers,” she tweeted. “May this verdict bring some peace to the family and loved ones of #AhmaudArbery.”

Author Roxane Gay has revealed that she fears the accused is walking away. “Thank goodness for the cellphones and the correct verdicts. I thought they would let these men go on the loose,” she posted on Twitter. “I am working towards the passage of abolition because I know that prison is not working, but these three men can stay in prison and think about what they have done. For a long time. About as long as Ahmaud Arbery rests, I hope, in peace. “

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