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: