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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Derek Chauvin's verdict brings relief, but America's justice system is still broken

Derek Chauvin's verdict brings relief, but America's justice system is still broken

Justice was served Tuesday, but that doesn't mean America's justice system isn't broken.

On Tuesday evening, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes in May 2020, was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

The unanimous verdict was delivered to the nation after a jury of 12 people deliberated for more than 10 hours. Viewers at home and people in the streets of Minneapolis breathed a collective sigh of relief upon hearing the verdict, and while many celebrated the long-awaited decision, it's clear that there's still so much work to be done when it comes to police violence, reforming the justice system, and racism in America. Read more...

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