Over the course of the last year and a half, Americans have been forced to face some of the demons of their intolerant past, and much of this catharsis has played out on a rather large scale thanks to the mainstream media.
These hot-button, third-rail issues are captivating and complex, which makes them nearly perfect fodder for the infotainment industry and their thirst for blood and ratings.
Last week, it was the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict that sent the nation back into debate with itself, as the young man was found innocent after shooting three people, killing two, in what the defense successfully proved was self-defense.
This week it’s the Ahmaud Arbery case that will act as a catalyst for discussion.
Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael guilty on all counts, according to Judge Timothy Walmsley.Trending:
Jurors found Travis McMichael guilty of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
The jury also found Greg McMichael guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony. Jurors found him not guilty on charges of malice murder.Advertisement - story continues below
Finally, the jury found the McMichaels’ neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.
Arbery was shot and killed after the trio alleged to have attempted a citizen’s arrest against him, citing their belief that he had been burglarizing vacant homes in the neighborhood.