Celebrities React to Guilty Verdict In George Floyd Case

Celebrities React to Guilty Verdict In George Floyd Case

This is not how any officer should conduct themselves.

Chauvin decided not to testify in his own defense and invoked his constitutional Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The atmosphere surrounding the case grew more intense on April 11 after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb.

"My heart goes out to the loved ones of George Floyd, and I hope they find some healing in today's verdict". "We must continue the work of fighting systemic racism and excessive use of force". As a community and as a nation, we can and must work together and begin to heal.

In contrast, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said "justice would be George Floyd alive today". The former officer was charged with killing Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, which was captured on video footage in May 2020 and triggered nationwide demonstrations for racial justice. "It's a vindication of justice in America".

Other eyewitnesses described the horror and lingering trauma of watching Floyd die in front of them. The officer's guilt was unequivocal. This deadly cycle can not keep repeating itself.

"True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day". We still must reform the system. It's morally wrong and a waste of legitimate police resources.

"Our nation has skilled and committed police officers, but alos those who operate in their roles with bias and without regard for human life and liberty", wrote Wilson. "While this verdict brings rare accountability for police, achieving this outcome for George Floyd is only one step in addressing police abuse of power, disparate treatment, and excessive force against Black and Brown communities. We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized". But George Floyd's young daughter is still without her father. But, this can not be the end.

"A measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice". Quality local journalism takes time and money.

Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd (left).

"Black men, I love you, and you deserve to grow old", Pressley wrote on Twitter.

Harris told the family, "This is a day of justice in America", adding, "We really do believe that with your leadership and the president that we have in the White House that we're going to make something good come out of this tragedy, OK?" "Unless there is direct evidence that statements by a public official directly impacted a juror or jurors, I don't think this even gets off the ground". But we can not rest. As citizens, we must insist on the elimination of all forms of racism in our societal structures.

"A conviction would send a message that we are ready to see victims of police violence as real victims".

"Today's verdict in the Derrick Chauvin trial is a moment of justice in our country".

Below, what MA elected officials are saying about the verdict in the case. "That's social transformation that says no one is beneath the law and no one is above it".

"This wasn't policing, this was murder", Mr Schleicher said. The George Floyd murder is but one example. The systems of accountability worked, holding an individual, who worked within that very system, responsible for their criminal actions.

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