Immigration Equality Responds to Convictions in the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

New York, NY (November 24, 2021) — Today, a jury in Brunswick, Georgia found three white men guilty of murdering 25-year-old black man, Ahmaud Arbery. In response, Immigration Equality issued the following statement:

“Today, we welcome the guilty verdicts of Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan, who stalked and murdered Ahmaud Arbery. They will finally be held accountable for taking his young life and breaking the hearts of all who loved him.  

“Accountability is a great deal better than impunity, but it is far from justice. In too many cases where a private citizen or police officer has shot and killed a black person, the verdict has been ‘not guilty.’ Today, that pattern was broken. A jury condemned Arbery’s murderers. We are relieved by this verdict. But of course, holding the men accountable can never bring Arbery back.  

“We will continue to fight against racism and to follow the lead of POC-led organizations in this work. We must all demand a safe and just country for everyone: people of color, immigrants and asylum seekers, and the myriad vulnerable populations plagued by white supremacy.”