The uncomfortable truths hidden inside the Ahmaud Arbery verdict

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While legal scholars say the system worked as intended — this time — many hope the trial of the three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery will place greater attention to the entire judicial process, not just policing.

Travis and Greg McMichael, a father and son, along with their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, were convicted Wednesday on 23 of 27 counts, including all nine charged to Travis. He fired the fatal shots at close range after the trio pursued Arbery through their suburban Georgia neighborhood.

The encounter was partially recorded on cell phone video captured by Bryan.

“This was a lynching in

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