Reflecting on the Ahmaud Arbery trial verdicts

Dear Pacificans,
The guilty verdicts in Georgia today illustrate how our justice system should work, holding accountable those responsible for perpetrating a horrific crime. 

But the racism-fueled slaying of Ahmaud Arbery—and the inexcusable early delays in bringing the killers to justice—reflect how much work we have to do in our country to achieve true social justice for all. 

We hold Mr. Arbery’s family and community in our thoughts and prayers and continue to mourn his senseless loss and the loss of so many other Black Americans that came before him.

Christopher Callahan