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?