A jury has convicted three men of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, rejecting claims that they acted in self-defense. Arbery’s father, Marcus Arbery Sr., was seen crying and hugging supporters outside the courtroom after the verdict.“He didn’t do nothing,” the father said of his son, “but run and dream.”
Age-based restrictions on firearm possession have been shown to help curb gun violence, but they’re not sufficient to reduce injury and mortality for young adults, according to a panel of Duke University researchers.
“We are never going to arrest our way out of this crisis,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a Tuesday morning press conference announcing the diversion program. Now, trained unarmed professionals will respond to nonviolent issues related to homelessness.