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President Biden said the guilty verdicts in the Ahmed Arberry case “reflect the way our justice system does its job”, which strikes a different tone than the sad message he delivered days after the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
“Nothing can bring Mr Arberry back to his family and his community, but the verdict confirms that those who commit this horrible crime will be punished,” Biden said in a statement Wednesday. “The guilty verdicts reflect that our justice system is doing its job, and that alone is not enough. Instead, we must reassign ourselves to building a future of unity and shared power where no one is afraid of violence because of the color of their skin.”
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Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, were found guilty on all counts in Arberry’s murder Wednesday by a judge in Brunswick, Georgia. William “Roddy” Bryan, a neighbor of McMichael’s who joined Arberry in his pursuit, was also found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.
The guilty verdict in the Arberry case has been widely celebrated by liberals and conservatives, but left-wing condemnation of the Wisconsin jury’s acquittal of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two men in a riot in Kenosha last year. . Criticism from the progressives stemmed, in part, from Rittenhouse’s right to self-defense and his use of a semi-automatic rifle. While Rittenhouse and the men he beat were all white, critics argued that the teen received more mild treatment from law enforcement than any black teenager.
Although there is no evidence linking Rittenhouse to any ethnic groups or ideologies, Democrats have repeatedly tried to accuse Rittenhouse of being white. During his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden shared a picture of Rittenhouse in a tweeted video that Trump tried to link to white supremacists. During his appearance on LOVEBYLIFE before the election, he attempted to portray Rittenhouse as a white supremacist.
However, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the characteristics of Biden’s Rittenhouse at a press conference on Tuesday, saying: “President Trump … did not refuse to condemn militia groups at the forum. He encouraged them throughout his presidency. ‘ When people think it’s okay to take it in hand. “
After Rittenhouse’s acquittal last week, Biden struck a depressing tone, saying he was “angry” and “concerned” about the verdict.
“The verdict in Kenosha will cause anger and concern for many Americans. We must accept that the referees, including myself, have spoken out,” he said. “I run on the promise of uniting Americans because I believe that uniting us is much bigger than dividing us. Everything is there.