Tulsi Gabbard: Ahmaud Arbery Verdict Shows America Isn’t a Racist Country
On Wednesday, Tulsi Gabbard, a former Hawaii Rep, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, stated that the Ahmaud Arbery trial judgment clearly shows America is not a racist country, claiming that if it were, his killers would not be found guilty.
The murder of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery was later claimed to be having a racist motive. After that, the situation became agitated, and a lot had happened in the country.
After shooting and killing Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man, while he was running in a neighborhood outside of Brunswick, Travis McMichael, 35, was found guilty on all counts, and Greg McMichael, 65, was found guilty on eight.
Until Bryan’s video was made public and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local cops, no one was charged in the killing. The men are also charged with federal hate crimes.
But finally, Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, were found guilty on nearly all counts, including felony murder, by a jury in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday, racking up an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 brutal murder of Ahmaud Arbery. William “Roddie” Bryan, the McMichaels’ next-door neighbor, was also found guilty of felony murder by Jurors.
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“If America is a racist country, Arbery’s killers would not have been found guilty by a nearly all-white jury in Georgia.” “Most Americans have a deep belief that as God’s children, we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin,” according to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ahmaud Marquez Arbery’s Case
Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was assassinated in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, on February 23, 2020. Three White residents were pursuing Arbery: Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who were equipped and in one vehicle, and William “Roddie” Bryan, who was in another vehicle and captured the chase and shooting on his cell phone.
Travis and Arbery engaged in a physical confrontation after Travis exited his vehicle and brandished a shotgun, throughout which Travis shot Arbery.
Bryan used his cellphone to record the reported video of the incident as he tried to follow Arbery jogging down the neighborhood road in his car. After the video clip of Arbery’s death, filmed by Bryan, was leaked online two months later, it became part of a larger national reckoning on racial inequality.
Bryan told police that he saw the chase and joined in on his own, but he wasn’t certain that Arbery had broken any laws, according to police testimony. Arbery had broken into an unfinished house with no doors five times in the previous five months, including just before the shooting. There was no evidence of theft on the security camera footage from inside the house.
Before the case, many other thefts and trespassing incidents have been reported in the past. Residents of Satilla Shores reported three break-ins or thefts between December 2019 and January 2020. A Satilla Shores resident reported rifles being robbed from his unlocked car on December 8, 2019. On December 28, 2019, police-reported a theft. Travis McMichael reported a firearm stolen from his unlocked truck on January 1, 2020.