BRUNSWICK, GA – In light of the guilty verdicts rendered against the three men charged in the February 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the victim’s father delivered an impassioned speech while accompanied by Al Sharpton following the news of his son’s killers being convicted.
During the speech delivered by Marcus Arbery, he proclaimed that “all lives matter, not just black ones” – which video of his speech happens to show Sharpton appearing to repeat the phrase of “all lives matter” – albeit it looked as though Sharpton somewhat begrudgingly grumbled it.
“For real, all lives matter, not just black. We don’t want to see nobody go through this. I don’t want to see no daddy watch their kid get lynched and shot down like that. So, it’s all our problem. It’s all our problem. So hey, let’s keep fighting, let’s keep doing this and making this a better place for all human beings. All human beings. Everybody – love everybody. All human beings need to be treated equally.”
Ahmaud Arbery’s Father Declares “All Lives Matter!”
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) November 24, 2021
We at Red Voice Media previously reported that Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan were collectively found guilty of a litany of murder charges and other offenses regarding Arbery’s killing.
The jury in the case had deliberated for approximately ten hours before reaching their verdict, which all of the three convicted are facing up to life in prison for the secured convictions.
Much of the defense’s position in the case weighed heavily on whether their initial pursuit of Arbery that led to the fatal encounter was lawful, as the trio of defendants proclaimed that they thought their actions were justified in an attempt to enact a citizens arrest over suspicions that Arbery was involved in some sort of burglary.
Furthermore, defense attorney Jason Sheffield argued that Travis McMichael bore “reasonable and probable grounds of suspicion” to launch the pursuit of Arbery and further argued that Travis McMichael’s shooting of Arbery was an act of self-defense.
Obviously, both arguments levied by the defense did not resonate with the jury, hence the outcome of the trial.