Attorney Ben Crump Responds to the Sentencing (Brunswick, GA) – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump issued the following statement today in response to the sentencing of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael were sentenced to life plus twenty years, without the possibility of parole, and William Bryan was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole:
“Ahmaud Arbery was stalked, cornered, and lynched in broad daylight. These brutal crimes nearly went unpunished because of the deep corruption that pervades so many of our systems. But because of the video, and the public cries for accountability, Ahmaud’s killers have finally been held to account – first by the jury and in today’s sentencing. What we’ve called for from the outset is that Ahmaud’s killers be treated as a Black man would be – no more, no less. And today tells us, there is progress.
“But we are not done. The tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery must not be in vain. America, we are showing progress. Now is not the time to retreat. We must continue to demand better from law enforcement, from our justice system, and from our society as a whole. If we’ve learned anything this last year, let it be that our voices matter and who we vote for matters – from the Oval Office to the judges in our courtrooms. We have the power to change the world. Let’s do it for us, for our children, for the generations to come, and let’s do it for Ahmaud Arbery.”
About Ben Crump Law
Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.
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