Guilty, guilty, guilty: the verdict on Derek Chauvin-April 21, 2021

Former policeman, Derek Chauvin was found guilty unanimously on all three counts of murder and manslaughter for ‘killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, a crime that prompted waves of protests in support of racial justice in the US and across the world.’

Relief was clear for many who’d endured years of police brutality and killing of black people often for minor offences and rarely being sanctioned for those deeds.

That extended to comments by Vice President Harris:

President Biden remarked on the case at length, talking about “systemic racism”:

It was a “step forward”:

He also called the Floyd family:

Impetus is now greater for police reform:

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)