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24 Nov, 4 tweets, 2 min read
"Not true justice": How politicians and activists are reacting to the guilty verdict for Ahmaud Arbery's murderers 👇
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: “I am grateful the jury has found the three men responsible for the senseless murder of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of their crimes."…
Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock:

"Today’s verdict upholds a sense of accountability, but not true justice. True justice looks like a young Black man not having to worry about being harmed — or killed — while on a jog."…
Biden: "Ahmaud Arbery’s killing – witnessed by the world on video – is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country."…

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