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I caught my breath then heaved a sigh of relief. This was news. "Oh, thank God, thank God," I said out loud.
Three men in a small Georgia town caught sight of a young man in a tee shirt and running shorts jogging down their street. They grabbed their shotguns and pistols, jumped into their pickup trucks then chased him down as if they were hunting an animal. They kept after him as he tried time and again to escape them. They finally trapped their exhausted prey and shot him multiple times, leaving him to bleed out on the ground. And they filmed their torment and murder of this human being in a gruesome snuff film,
So why should there have been such great relief and why should it even have been all that newsworthy that these three cruel predators actually ended up being convicted by the jury that tried them? Why should there have been the least doubt of the outcome of their trial, the least fear that they would not be found guilty of murder?
Because they're white men from a small Georgia town,
So the guilty verdict brought relief to many of us. But not joy. Because the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers will not return him to his mother,
But the conviction of the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery, if it does not bring joy or change, does bring justice. And I hope on this Thanksgiving Day that justice will in turn bring to the ones who loved and still grieve over Ahmaud Arbery those things prayed for in the words of a Catholic prayer I still recall from my childhood:
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
Rest in peace, Ahmaud Arbery.