After three white men who chased down and killed Ahmaud Arbery were all found guilty of various murder charges Wednesday afternoon, Arbery’s mother spoke to enthusiastic supporters outside the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga, saying this day is nearly two years in the making.
“It’s been a long fight, it’s been a hard fight, but God is good,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said. “I never thought this day would come,” she added, saying her son will now “rest in peace.”
It took 10 weeks for law enforcement to make the first arrests, which galvanized racial injustice protests in the summer of 2020.
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