USA launches probe of Minneapolis police after Derek Chauvin conviction

USA launches probe of Minneapolis police after Derek Chauvin conviction

"Justice for George. This is monumental, George's death is not in vain". Black voices have been heard and action is happening.

"They did not arise today, or a year ago, building trust between community and law enforcement will take time and effort by all of us". The fight isn't over, and there is more to be done, but we can consider today a glimmer of hope. After this incident, the Black Lives Matter movement protested around the world, for which Hamilton also spoke out clearly. Floyd's death sparked a wave of nationwide protests over racial discrimination in policing, and a broader national conversation around race and justice in the United States.

Chauvin was convicted of all three charges - second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter - in the death of Floyd, a Black man he pinned down outside a grocery store previous year.

Chauvin's conviction was a milestone in the fraught racial history of the U.S. and a rebuke of law enforcement's treatment of black Americans.

"The path to healing must begin".

The centerpiece of the case was bystander video of Floyd, handcuffed behind his back, gasping repeatedly, "I can't breathe", and onlookers yelling at Chauvin to stop as the officer pressed his knee on or close to Floyd's neck for what authorities say was about 9 1/2 minutes, including several minutes after Floyd's breathing had stopped and he had no pulse. Nothing more. This restores that we're at least past the Rodney King injustice.

The NBA said it will "redouble our efforts to advocate for meaningful change in the areas of criminal justice and policing".

In California, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was also succinct on Twitter: "Accountability".

"We saw equal justice being served today".

"This feeling that me against you no, no".

Travis agrees that more work needs to be done, reiterating "we have so far to go".

Tyronn Lue, head coach of the LA Clippers, added: "It's still a sad day".

When asked to weigh in on the jury's guilty verdict, he stated the move was a step in the right direction symbolizing a small victory for everyone impacted by recent injustices.

"There is no justice in a system that is fundamentally anti-Black and unjust, and a conviction is the baseline", she said.

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