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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The owner of Atlanta United FC consider the conviction of the killers of our very own Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday as a “moment of justice”.
In a press statement, Arthur M Blank said the conviction should serve as a reminder to all of us to always uphold human rights at all times.
Blank also hopes that the tragedy that befell Arbery will drive families to be closer even more.
A Georgia jury earlier on Wednesday found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan — all-white — guilty on 23 of 27 counts in connection with the murder of Arbery, who was black.
Based on court records, Arbery, 25, was shot and killed in February 2020 after McMichaels and Bryan chased him in a pickup truck while Arbery was on a run.
The men claimed they were attempting to make a citizens’ arrest of Arbery as a suspect in a series of burglaries.
President Biden for his part said the conviction of three men for the killing of Arbery has shown that our justice system is doing its job.
In a statement, Biden said while our justice system is working well it is not enough since we still need to unite and not allow violence to take its course.
“Instead, we must recommit ourselves to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one fears violence because of the color of their skin,” Biden said.
“My administration will continue to do the hard work to ensure that equal justice under law is not just a phrase emblazoned in stone above the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans,” Biden added.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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