Warnock: ‘True justice’ is a Black man not having to worry about being killed while jogging

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It took **77 frigging days** for these murders to even be **charged**. And without the video, they likely would not have been charged.


>“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.


I’m a motorsports fan. This reminds me of a quote from Bill Lester, who at the time was going to run his first Cup Series race. In doing so, Lester would be the first black driver in a long time to compete in the top level of NASCAR. When asked about the significance, Lester replied [paraphrasing here] That this is a step in the right direction, but true progress won’t have happened until the point where being a black driver is no longer noteworthy enough to comment on.


> Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) reacted to the verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery on Twitter Wednesday, saying that although he agrees with the outcome, it does not represent “true justice.” > “This verdict upholds a sense of accountability, but not true justice,” Warnock said in a tweet. “True justice looks like a Black man not having to worry about being harmed — or killed — while on a jog, while sleeping in his bed, while living what should be a very long life.” > “I’m grateful to the jury for their service and for a verdict that says Ahmaud Arbery’s life mattered,” the senator continued in a second tweet. “He was a son, a nephew, a child of God, and he did not deserve to die in this way.”


Context: Arbery, a black man, was killed while jogging by 3 white men playing vigilante. The verdict of the trial was given today. The kicker: they filmed themselves doing it.