Biden says the country has not achieved ‘racial justice’ despite the Arberry ruling

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President Biden Ahmed weighed in on the guilty verdicts in the Arberry case, celebrating the verdict while warning that the country still had to work to achieve “racial justice.”

“The murder of Ahmed Arberry – as the world witnesses in the video – is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country,” Biden said in a statement Wednesday. “Mr Arberry should be here today, celebrating the holidays with his mother Wanda Cooper Jones and his father Marcus Arberry. Nothing can be done to bring Mr Arberry back to his family and his community, but the verdict confirms his commitment to this horrible crime.”

President Joe Biden. (AP Photo / Caroline Coster)
(AP Photo / Caroline Coster)

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Biden’s comments came after a judge in Brunswick, Georgia, found Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, guilty on all counts of Arberry’s murder on Wednesday.

Travis McMichael was found guilty of malicious murder, four felony counts, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a crime.

Greg McMichael has been found guilty of four counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a crime. A jury found him acquitted on charges of malicious murder.

Ahmed Arberry poses for a senior photo.  (Yolanda Richardson / FuzzyRabbit Photos AP, via File)

Ahmed Arberry poses for a senior photo. (Yolanda Richardson / FuzzyRabbit Photos AP, via File)
(AP)

William “Roddy” Bryan, McMichael’s neighbor who joined Arberry’s pursuit, was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.

Biden’s celebratory tone Stands in contrast In his response to the recent verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Biden said, “Anger and concern for many Americans, including myself.”

But everyone “has to accept that the referees have spoken,” Biden said.

From left, Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael and William

From left, Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddy” Brian Jr. (AP, Glynn County Detention Center via file)
(AP, File via Glyn County Detention Center)

But Biden said the guilty verdict in the Arberry case was not enough to ensure racial justice, arguing that the country must now “reconfigure” unity.

Biden said: “Criminal judgments reflect our justice system’s work. It alone is not enough. The statement said. “My administration will continue to work hard to ensure that equal justice under the law is not a stone-engraved phrase on the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans.”

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