The justice system works despite what the leftist politicians and Corporate Media hacks say.
Travis McMichael, 35, was found guilty on all nine charges, while his father, Gregory McMichael, 65, and a neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, were found guilty on most charges in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Satilla Shores, Georgia on February 23, 2020.
All three defendants in the Ahmaud Arbery trial were found guilty of murdering the black jogger in February 2020.
Gunman Travis McMichael was found guilty on the charge of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Gregory McMichael, the man who pursued Ahmaud Arbery with his son, has been convicted of murder.
The conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison. It is up to the judge to decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole.
Neighbor William ‘Roddie’ Bryan was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
He was found not guilty of malice murder and one count each of felony murder and aggravated assault.
The jury reached its decision after more than 10 hours of deliberations following a trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked a confrontation with Arbery and defense attorneys said their clients were acting in self-defense.
Source: Daily Mail
— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) November 24, 2021
The case gained national attention after a video of the shooting was leaked by an attorney connected to one of the defendants.
It was also pretty clear that because it was three white men and the victim was a black man the media paid attention.
The video showed Arbery running down the street in the direction of a white pickup truck, where Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael can be seen armed and waiting for Arbery. The duo argued that they believed he was a suspect in a recent string of burglaries in the neighborhood. When Arbery approaches the truck, he goes around to the passenger’s side, and a struggle breaks out between him and Travis McMichael, who is holding a shotgun. Arbery is fatally shot in the encounter.
Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, said she believed her son was jogging at the time he was pursued. During closing arguments at trial, prosecutor Linda Dunikoski argued that the McMichaels “made the decision to attack Ahmaud Arbery in their driveways because he was a Black man running down the street.”
In response to the case, Georgia repealed its citizen’s arrest law.
Source: Daily Wire
When Travis McMichael took the stand, he said that he shot Arbery in self-defense.
In his testimony, McMichael said that he recalls seeing Arbery in the neighborhood a couple of weeks before the shooting, at night, and said the man tried to hide from him. “He comes out and pulls up his shirt, and goes to reach in his pocket or waistband area,” he told the court. adding, “it freaked me out.”
Hours before the verdict was reached, the jury asked the court to replay the video of the fatal encounter as well as the 9-1-1 call made by Gregory McMichael before the shooting. Most of the 9-1-1 call was filled with silence, although at the beginning of it, the elder McMichael could be heard shouting his son’s name. Travis had also made a 9-1-1 call, moments earlier.
When recalling the shooting at trial, Travis McMichael said he shot Arbery because he “had my gun.”
“He struck me, it was obvious that he was … attacking me, that if he [would] have [gotten] the shotgun from me, then it was a … life or death situation,” said Travis McMichael.
Source: Daily Wire
The jury apparently didn’t agree with the self-defense claim.
The decision is consistent with Georgia law, and it appears that justice was once again served.
Here’s how conservative outlet Newsmax reported the verdict:
.@JosephPinion on the Arbery verdict: “It was a good day for reconciliation in America, a good day for justice, a good day for some of those old wounds to heal.”@SaWilliamson9 @RandyZelinNews @BobSellersTV @AlisonMaloni pic.twitter.com/jLX77XpEXU
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 24, 2021
Unfortunately, as the case was going on, there have been some rather disgusting statements and behavior from protesters outside the courthouse.
Radical leftist black nationalist groups such as the NFAC (Not F**king Around Coalition) and the New Black Panthers had been protesting and demanding not just a conviction, but the death penalty.
New Black Panthers Chairman Minister Mikhail Muhammad demanded nothing less than a first-degree murder conviction.
New Black Panther Party Along with other Black Militant Organizations will attend the Trial for these Beasts who Murdered our Brother! We Will Do A Rally in Support of Amaud Arberys Family and Making a Strong Statement !! That we Demand Nothing less than 1st Degree conviction pic.twitter.com/csD8oSY27z
— Mikhail Muhammad (@mikhail50grand) November 18, 2021
Muhammad then ramped up the rhetoric and said that the New Black Panthers need to “develop a squad of undercover hitmen to go after the g**damn killers” since black people aren’t protected in America.
This kind of thing is dangerous as it can actually thwart justice by provoking a mistrial. On Monday, one of the defense attorneys filed a motion for a mistrial noting that the protesters had coffins with the defendants’ names on them. The motion was denied, but it could have easily gone the other way.
While emotions are understandably high, this dangerous rhetoric really needs to stop.
It was a quite different feel outside the courthouse after the verdict was read.
“Ahmaud Arbery! Say his name- Ahmaud Arbery!”
Travis McMichael convicted on all 9 charges…split verdicts for Gregory McMichael & Willam Brayan…but ALL convicted of a form of murder, malice or felony.
Reaction outside the courthouse… pic.twitter.com/JAEq27Ly3g
— Sam Brock (@SamBrockNBC) November 24, 2021
Of course, racial grifter Al Sharpton was there and gave a statement in front of the cameras.
Rev. Al Sharpton on verdict in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder: ‘Let the word go forth all over the world, that a jury of 11 whites and one Black in the Deep South stood up in the courtroom and said that Black lives do matter’ pic.twitter.com/FFZPZb95sp
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 24, 2021
So, does this mean that systemic racism is over now that even Al Sharpton has admitted that a “mostly white jury” just convicted three white men of killing a black man?
Or do we just wait until the media finds another story that fits the narrative they’re pushing while they ignore the incidents that don’t?