Derek Chauvin Guilty X3

Derek Chauvin Guilty X3

President Biden delivers remarks Tuesday on the guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin, as Vice President Harris looks on. "We can't stop here". Baker signed the bill into law in late December. The life of George Floyd mattered. We will update this with more posts as they come.

Mr. Floyd's brother, Philonise, speaking to CNN, described sitting in the courtroom listening to the verdict as, "a moment I would never be able to re-live, I will always have inside of me". He referenced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in Congress and added, "that and a lot more".

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley shared similar sentiments regarding an unjust legal system in America. True justice would be George Floyd, alive today, at home with his fiancé, children, and siblings.

"I don't have any doubt in you, God", she said. We can not rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system.

The Obamas also recognized the "millions of people - especially young people - who have marched and protested and spoken up over the previous year, shining a light on inequity and calling for change".

Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist and former candidate for governor of Georgia tweeted, "The evidence of our eyes met at last by accountability in the eyes of justice". Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY says Congress must keep working on legislation "to bring meaningful change" to police departments.

The Floyd family's lawyer, Ben Crump, issued a statement on Tuesday saying the impact of the verdict "goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world". "Their lives must be valued in our education system, in our health-care system, in our housing system, in our economic system, in our criminal-justice system, in our nation", Ms. Harris said.

As the judge asked jurors if they had reached a verdict, a hush fell on the crowd 300 strong in a park adjacent to the courthouse, with people listening to the proceedings on their cellphones.

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Darnella Frazier, the teenager who took the video that went viral, said Floyd was "scared" and "begging for his life". If nothing [happens] then we know that we've got to not only stay in the street but we've got to fight for justice.

"Use your common sense". A video of the apprehension shows Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd's neck, in what was said to have cut off the man's air flow as police attempted to contain him.

Floyd died in May 2020 after Chauvin, a white 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, kneeled on his neck for about 9 1/2 minutes. Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson argued that Chauvin did what any reasonable police officer would have done after finding himself in a "dynamic" and "fluid" situation involving a large man struggling with three officers.

MA protests have mostly remained peaceful, Baker added.

Jamiah Tappin expected a guilty verdict because this case seemed more clear-cut in comparison to other officer-involved shootings, but still felt awful upon analyzing Chauvin's body language.

"We are holding on to one another for support".

"'I can't breathe.' We can't let those words die with him".

Mr. Chauvin, 45 years old, sat impassively as Judge Peter Cahill read that he was guilty of all counts: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. They covered the potential pitfalls with a battery of seasoned medical experts who ruled out a drug overdose and use-of-force experts and senior law-enforcement figures, including the city's police chief, who said the prolonged restraint went against officer policy and training.

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