…from The Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: This was a totally senseless crime that did not need to happen but for a bored white man and son wanting play neighborhood vigilantes for house burglaries, something that other options were readily available to deal with it.
The owner of the house under construction, despite having seen Arbery on his surveillance camera, took no action, as he had suffered no losses that he was aware of, so none were reported to the police.
But the father, Travis McMichael had been an investigator for the local DA, so he appears to have wanted to show he was still a man that can investigate and catch bad guys.
Three shotgun blasts killed Mr. Arbery, and also killed any chance of the father-son killers ever seeing the outside of a prison until their funerals someday. Three lives were wasted here because Travis McMichael wanted some local attention as Mr. Crime Stopper.
The hapless tagalong neighbor also got life, but with a chance of parole. There is an easy lesson to be learned here, about minding one’s own business and leaving law enforcement up to law enforcement.
Although the Arbery family got justice, which not everybody does in events like this, they will have a different kind of life sentences, one where there will be no future ‘could have been’ memories due to a couple of knuckleheads with too much free time on their hands.
God save us all from such people, and I mean that literally, as Trump has unleashed a huge army of them upon us, the difference being that they have political shotguns that they aim to do us in with.
We are sadly in an “it’s them or us situation,” and the Arberys will be able to watch all this happen to us on tv in their free accommodations and food facilities. Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First published January 7, 2022
The three White men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery nearly two years ago were sentenced Friday to life in prison, two of them without the possibility of parole.
“A resident of Glynn County, a graduate of Brunswick High, a son, a brother, a young man with dreams was gunned down in this community,” Judge Timothy Walmsley said before pronouncing the sentences. “As we understand it, he left his home apparently to go for a run, and he ended up running for his life.”
…“Ahmaud never said a word to them,” Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, said in court Friday. “He never threatened them. He just wanted to be left alone. They were fully committed to the crimes — let them be fully committed for the consequences.”