Who Won the Week — 11/28/2021

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My last Who Won the Week post was a bit of a rant from me about how Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old kid, was found not guilty of murdering two men and maiming a third. The jury inexplicably bought his self-defense argument even though he came from another state to Kenosha, Wisconsin and carried a military-style, semiautomatic assault rifle to an otherwise peaceful demonstration in protest of the police shooting of black man.

Well, the good news is that, at least in one instance, the justice system has redeemed itself. So this week’s winner is justice. A Georgia jury convicted three white men of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old black jogger was shot and killed as he ran through a residential neighborhood in February of 2020.

Arbery was out for a jog when the suspects chased him through the neighborhood, cornered him with their pickup trucks, and shot him. The defendants say they thought he was a burglary suspect, and that they acted in self-defense. Ah, there’s the dreaded claim of self-defense again. This time around it didn’t work.

The three men are also facing federal hate crimes charges. In April, the Justice Department returned an indictment alleging that they used force and threats of force to intimidate and interfere with Arbery’s right to use a public street because of his race. It also alleges all three defendants attempted to unlawfully seize and confine Arbery and detain him against his will.

So let’s celebrate a just jury verdict this past week.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

17 thoughts on “Who Won the Week — 11/28/2021

  1. annemariedemyen November 28, 2021 / 10:36 am

    I think you definitely picked the winner of the week. 👍

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  2. Mister Bump UK November 28, 2021 / 10:39 am

    Good one. I heard about that case, did not realise it had been resolved.

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  3. anotherday2paradise November 28, 2021 / 12:25 pm

    Absolutely agree with you. The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse was a travesty and then the fact that trump feted him at Mara Largo as though he were a hero is beyond disgusting. 😦

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    • Marleen November 29, 2021 / 9:31 am

      Rittenhouse’s lawyer tried to clue the client in that he (Rittenhouse) would be better off not being “known for” this event and acquittal. Clearly, he’s not listening. He went straight to the worst place he could go.

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      • Marleen November 29, 2021 / 12:07 pm

        Equivocation: perhaps the worst place he could have gone was something like a kkk meeting or a conclave of Proud Boys. Maybe he is largely a stupid kid and thought, to himself or with his mother and closest friends, it can’t be bad to meet the former president? However, it sort of belies his statement that he’s pro BLM.

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  4. JT Twissel November 28, 2021 / 1:08 pm

    I think the judge in the Arbery case deserves some credit too.

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    • Fandango November 28, 2021 / 9:53 pm

      Very much so. Totally different from the judge in the Rittenhouse case.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong November 28, 2021 / 1:51 pm

    I am glad that somewhere something like justice won, but overall? Too little, too late on too many fronts. So far, as far as I can tell, not one single country has been willing to put up the money to do anything substantial about climate. Until I see at least one major polluting country put some money up instead of speeches, I’m not going to be an optimist. And as far as race relation go? They are MUCH worse than they were 30 years ago — a sad statement.

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    • Fandango November 28, 2021 / 9:58 pm

      Unfortunately, I can’t disagree with anything you wrote.

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  6. rugby843 November 28, 2021 / 2:04 pm

    Agreed…now if we could just get Green and Boebert out of Congress

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  7. Marleen November 29, 2021 / 9:35 am

    Definitely the win of the week and more.

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  8. Carol anne January 11, 2022 / 2:55 pm

    thank god there is some justice! Saying that they shot him because they thought he was a burgler? Doesnt add up! Xx

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