Wednesday, 05 May, 2021


Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder — George Floyd trial

The number of Chauvin's attorney is written on his hand The number of Chauvin's attorney is written on his hand
Noah Ferguson | 21 April, 2021, 08:27

The 12 members of the jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday in a Minneapolis courthouse.

Artist Natalee Hudson stopped by Albuquerque Civic Plaza to reflect on the guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

Republican Senator Tim Scott of SC, who is Black, said, "The verdict just reinforces that our justice system continues to become more just".

"This verdict brings us a step closer", said Harris, the first Black person, first Asian American and first woman to be vice president. "I'm numb", said Jabril, 44."We don't know how to be happy ... because we've never been in a position to be happy after a verdict", he said.

"It was a relief that justice has triumphed".

"I'm not sure that decades ago Chauvin would have been convicted", Fitzpatrick said. People driving by honked their auto horns and yelled, "Justice!" "Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied".

"A lot of questionable things happen in our Police Service", Kambon told the Express.

Juanita Rucker said she was praying as she watched a judge in Minnesota read the jury's verdict in former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial.

We are taught to subjugate ourselves to White fear - to be calmer and more composed than trained officers. But let us also be clear that this still does not bring our loved ones back. But it doesn't change the fact that George Floyd should still be alive today. His daughter and family have to grow up without him. Cahill said there was no evidence Chauvin's actions endangered anyone beyond Floyd.

The South Asian Bar Association of North America applauded the jury verdict that found Chauvin guilty on all counts.

The organisation called for "shrinking the size and scope of law enforcement in daily life" and "demilitarising law enforcement".

"Nothing is going to make it all better but at least, God, now, there's some justice", Biden told the family in a telephone call their attorney, Benjamin Crump, posted on Twitter.

The scene at Public Square on Tuesday evening was vastly different than the one on May 30, which took place just a few blocks away and a few days after video emerged of Chauvin holding Floyd down and placing a knee on his neck, all of which killed Floyd. "We can no longer tolerate the lack of accountability when it comes to the killing of black and brown people".

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.

All three charges required that jurors find that Mr Chauvin's acts were a "substantial causal factor" in Mr Floyd's death but none required that they find he meant to kill Mr Floyd.

"As the US bishops noted in a 2018 pastoral letter on racism, 'Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,' it is a sad and undeniable truth that racial prejudice and discrimination continue to impact the lives and livelihoods of millions of USA citizens", the bishops stated. I think it's overwhelming, in my view.

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