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Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder
Noah Ferguson | 21 April, 2021, 11:09

Chauvin was convicted Tuesday, almost one year after kneeling on Floyd's neck in an incident that sparked global protests against police brutality. "That, if we give it a chance, it can work".

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate said: "George Floyd's family and community deserved for his killer to be held accountable". People are still being gunned down. We're going to deliver real change and reform.

"Although this murder took place in Minneapolis, the impact of this verdict goes far beyond Minnesota", Keller wrote in a statement. There should not have been any charge; it should have been a straight conviction. "I don't think this is a system working".

Gary McCollum, a local minister in Virginia Beach, said he's afraid that Chauvin's actions will be portrayed as those of "one bad apple" in the criminal justice system rather than a systemic problem. Today, they got that accountability.

"We've seen justice in this case", said Alexa Joy, founder of Black Space Winnipeg.

Mikell Simpson, founder of Capital Rebirth in Harrisburg, echoed a few of Maxson's sentiments. Guilty on all three counts. In that case, the officer, Kimberly Ann Potter, who said she meant to use a Taser when she accidentally shot Wright, was charged with manslaughter. There are numerous cases with similar storylines.

"Our country has been continually rocked and in mourning over the killing of Black community members", she said.

"Should people be relieved that this is the verdict they came to?"

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd

Conversations that historically didn't occur are happening, he said.

He panicked, pleaded that he was claustrophobic and struggled with police when they tried to put him in a auto and put him on the ground instead.

"People didn't want to see things through a Black person's lens", he said.

Harris, America's first female and first Black vice president, told the family it was "a day of justice in America", and that "history will look back at this moment". Now that we have these videos, you believe us and we can start to develop trust with different allies. "There's more work to do, but this is an awesome start working toward the reform this country NEEDS!" "We need to demand that we have people that will go into the police academy and train our officers so when they see us on the street, they don't see us as animals".

A fighter at Capital Punishment Boxing Gym told owner Claudie Kenion the verdict. "You are going to pay for it", he said.

Within minutes of the Chauvin verdict yesterday, social media like Facebook lit up with cries of "justice served", as Trinidadians hailed what many said should be a driver towards equality on the planet for humanity.

After Floyd's death, her department adopted a number of measures to improve police accountability and to prevent potential instances of excessive use of force. The verdict came just days after a police officer in suburban Minneapolis shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, and after officials in Chicago released footage that showed a police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Also, there has always been a "duty to intervene" by other officers witnessing wrongdoing. No one is above the law.

In Latin America, the Floyd case inevitably raised questions about regional incidents of police brutality - and what critics labeled authorities' consistent failure to hold officers responsible for abuse. "My last thought is, I hope this is the beginning of justice and not the end".

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