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:

#COVID19Chronicles-359: March 30, 2021-Lenten reflections 41-Getting justice for George Floyd

The trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd began yesterday. It will be harrowing and also complicated, He is accused of both manslaughter and murder of George Floyd:

What I saw of the events, before, were harrowing and I have no wish for any repeat viewing. The trial is being shown live on TV.