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NAACP Georgia Exclaims “Finally Some Accountability”

MEDIA CONTACTS: February 22, 2022

Phone: (706) 577-3197

NAACP Georgia Exclaims “Finally Some Accountability”

Atlanta, GA. NAACP Georgia is glad to finally see some accountability over the Ahmaud Arbery hate crime trial. Prosecutors showed that this case was about the defendants’ racial bias and their ill feelings toward Black people. The jury deliberated for four hours and decided that Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryant were guilty of hate crimes against Mr. Arbery.

Those who tried to cover up the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the former Glynn County District Attorney Jackie Johnson, Waycross District Attorney George Barnhill, and members of the Glynn County Police Department, should also be held accountable. It wasn’t until an attorney sent a video, taken by William “Roddie” Brant, to a local tv station that we even know what took place.

Today's decision marks a day that the family of Ahmaud Arbery and Black families across the nation feel some sense of victory and relief. Barbara Pierce, President of NAACP Georgia said, “We are not accepting the Jim Crow 2.0. When we work together, we WIN. This verdict gives hope to Black people in America, and with the right amount of community support, we will get justice!”

All three defendants were convicted of murder and other charges in the state trial in November 2021. They were then sentenced in January 2022 to life in prison.

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For more information contact Barbara Pierce at (706) 577-3197.

Barbara Pierce, President

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Georgia State Conference

2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Suite 675

Atlanta, GA 30310

(404) 577-8977

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