In response to today’s guilty verdict in the trial against Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers, LCV’s state affiliate, Georgia Conservation Voters, released the following statement. The following below can also be attributed to LCV Chief Officer for Racial Justice and Equity Leslie Hinkson:
“One just verdict does not erase the countless injustices that continue to pervade our criminal justice system, nor does it bring Ahmaud Arbery back to life, and back to those who loved him. Today, we hope Ahmaud’s family, his community, and communities across the country can breathe a sigh of relief and begin to heal. We also hope the verdict sends a signal across the nation that it is not open season on Black people, that it is a crime to hunt us down, and that we have the right to enjoy the outdoors without fear of violence. And we join Georgia Conservation Voters and all those who continue to call for justice and accountability.”
Georgia Conservation Voters Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Case Verdict
Contact – Abraham Park, Georgia Conservation Voters, email@example.com
Atlanta, GA – In response to today’s verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial, Georgia Conservation Voters Executive Director Brionté McCorkle issued the following statement:
“We are relieved with today’s guilty verdicts in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery. This result is the conclusion of 18 months of pain, grief and loss that the family of Ahmaud Arbery and the community of Brunswick, Georgia have experienced since his murder in February, 2020.
As we continue our fight for a more just and equitable society, we remember those we have unjustly lost and pray for a brighter future where trials like these are relegated as relics of a darker past.
We remain grateful to witness justice for Ahmaud Arbery’s family and earnestly hope that this will serve as a step towards peace and healing for all the families and communities involved in bringing this verdict.”