Warnock: ‘True justice’ is a black man who does not have to worry about being killed while jogging
Dens. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) Reacted to the verdict in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery on Twitter on Wednesday, saying that although he agrees with the result, it does not represent “true justice”.
“This verdict maintains a sense of responsibility, but not true justice,” Warnock said in a tweet. “True justice is like a black man who does not have to worry about being hurt – or killed – while on the run while sleeping in his bed while living what should be a very long life.”
“I am grateful to the jury for their service and for a verdict that says Ahmaud Arbery’s life meant something,” the senator continued in another tweet. “He was a son, a nephew, a child of God, and he did not deserve to die this way.”
This judgment maintains a sense of responsibility, but not true justice.
True justice is like a black man who does not have to worry about being hurt – or killed – while on the run, while sleeping in his bed, while living what should be a very long life.
Ahmaud should be with us today.
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Warnock’s comments come after the Georgia jury found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan guilty of several counts of murder.
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), president of the Congressional Black Caucus, also reacted to the verdict, saying in a statement that “justice has been done.”
“This story – though devastating – is not new; we’ve seen it unfold repeatedly. Vigilantes, acting with racial animus, take the lives of black men and boys and assert self-defense when confronted with the consequences of their actions. ,” she said. “Justice has been done. However, much remains to be done.”