FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Da’Quan Love, Executive Director
Virginia NAACP Releases Statement on Guilty Verdicts for Killers of Ahmaud Arbery
RICHMOND – Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement after the guilty verdicts of Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William Bryan in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
“The three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery were held accountable today.
While the Black community has rarely seen white aggressors held accountable for killing Black people, today’s verdict should remind us all that Black lives matter and must be protected.
The Virginia NAACP will not rest and will continue its efforts to ensure that judicial accountability becomes the norm rather than an exception.”
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA NAACP
Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting NAACPVA.org.