President BidenJoe BidenKyle Rittenhouse: No Money Traded For Tucker Carlson Interview, Overnight Energy & Environment Documentary Series – Biden To Release 50 Million Barrels Of Oil Reserve On The Money – Biden: America Should ‘Rest Easy’ On Prices MORE On Wednesday he said the verdict that found the three white men accused of Ahmaud Arbery’s death guilty of multiple murder charges is not enough, and called for a future of unity.
“While guilty verdicts reflect that our justice system is doing its job, that alone is not enough. Instead, we must recommit to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one fears violence because of the color of their skin, “Biden said in a statement.
He said his administration “will continue to do the hard work to ensure that equal justice before the law is not just a phrase set in stone about the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans.”
The jury found Travis McMichael, who shot and killed Arbery on February 23, 2020, in a Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood guilty of all nine charges brought against him, including murder by malice. Gregory McMichael was convicted of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony.
And William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the incident, was convicted of three counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Early last year, Arbery was jogging through the neighborhood when the three men chased him and Travis McMichael fatally shot him.
“The murder of Ahmaud Arbery, witnessed by the world on video, is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country,” Biden said in his statement.
He said Arbery should be here today, celebrating the holidays with his parents.
“Nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and his community, but the verdict ensures that those who committed this horrible crime will be punished,” the president said.
Following the verdict, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said in a statement that the jury’s decision “certainly indicates progress, but we are nowhere near the finish line.”
Earlier this week, the White House did not speak about the ongoing trial, but said the administration is focused on addressing racial injustice.
“One of the reasons he ran for president, as everyone has heard him talk about, is to help bring the country together, to help address racial injustice in this country, to help do that through whatever role you can. play the federal government. He does not expect all of that to be finished in the first year, but we will continue to move forward, “said the White House press secretary. Jen psakiJen PsakiOvernight Energy & Environment – Biden to Release 50 Million Barrels of Oil Reserves China Draws Scrutiny Over Tennis Star Peng Shuai Biden Case, Move to Harness Oil Reserves Draws GOP Rejection MORE he told reporters on Tuesday.