The families of murdered Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery and the white defendants tried for his killing listened on Wednesday as a judge pronounced the verdict guilty 23 times.
The decision brought relief — and closure — to many. It was a triggering case closely watched by the Black community, which has spent years protesting incidents of brutality, both at the hands of police and so-called vigilantes.
As Democratic National Committee Caucus Chair Virgie Rollins said in a statement on Wednesday: "The grief that courses through the Black community each time another senseless act of violence is committed is far too familiar."
Here & Now brings in Minneapolis-based therapist and trauma expert Resmaa Menakem, who talks about justice, healing and coping with trauma in an already-traumatized community.
This segment aired on November 25, 2021.