George Floyd’s death was ‘wake-up call’ about systemic racism, Trudeau says

George Floyd’s death was ‘wake-up call’ about systemic racism, Trudeau says

Barbara Jordan, right, joined dozens of demonstrators who marched on Central near the University of New Mexico on Tuesday to mark the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A jury on Tuesday found that Chauvin was guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree "depraved mind" murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a Black man.

The centrepiece of the case was the excruciating bystander video of Mr Floyd gasping repeatedly, "I can't breathe" and onlookers yelling at Chauvin to stop as the officer pressed his knee on or close to Mr Floyd's neck for what authorities say was nine and a half minutes, including several minutes after Mr Floyd's breathing had stopped and he had no pulse.

"I don't want people to think it's over, we have justice now", said Tzun. We still have work to do.

But, she said, she is grateful to have something to celebrate for once.

LaTonya Goldsby, a leader of Black Lives Matter Cleveland and Tamir's cousin, said the group planned the event knowing it would happen on the day of the verdict, but not knowing when that would be. Tuesday's verdict in Minneapolis brought calls for greater police accountability for official misconduct.

"When you take the time to listen to our Black neighbors and community leaders, you will hear about the very real experiences of injustice at the hands of police", Medina said. He was following Minneapolis police department policies.

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd

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

Much of the evidence phase of the trial involved testimony from medical experts about Floyd's cause of death. While the USA criminal justice system and juries have long given leeway and some legal protection to police officers who use violence to subdue civilians, the Minneapolis jurors found that Chauvin had crossed the line and used excessive force.

"If we have to convince people why Black folks have the right to live, I'm not interested in that conversation anymore".

University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle said in a news release: "We are appreciative that the jury reached a verdict and that justice was served".

"The outcome is proof that there's a sea change in what's acceptable and not acceptable from law enforcement and institutions practicing racism", Jeffries said. "I don't think this is a system working. It should have been something routine but look at how tense everyone was because we are not convinced that justice exists for people like me in the United States", he said. We do not get George Floyd back. He said he was overwhelmed with relief that he went to the bathroom and "broke down in tears".

Rodney Johnson, 65, a Navy veteran, had been glued to the TV coverage over the course of the three-week trial before heading out to Black Lives Matter Plaza following the verdict. "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".

The three-week trial of 45-year-old Derek Chauvin ended swiftly with barely more than a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read - guilty, guilty and guilty - and he was handcuffed and taken away to prison.

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