As responses to the three guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin for the homicide of George Floyd roll in, it’s crucial that we keep in mind that this conviction is just one small step on the lengthy street to dismantling the systemic racism of our white supremacist felony injustice system.
Sure, shed joyful tears. Sure. really feel short-term euphoria. Sure, really feel Floyd’s loss of life is vindicated, however bear in mind George Floyd is useless, and the cop and his buddies who murdered him stay on. Proceed to really feel the anger and the ache of not simply the Floyd household, however for all of the household and buddies of these we’ve misplaced and for these future deaths by the hands of police who solely serve and defend one another. We all know the sentiments will come, as a result of till we abolish a racist system that’s rotten to the core, Black folks will proceed to die in disproportionate numbers by the hands of “the legislation.”
We must always not must get a responsible verdict solely if now we have 9 minutes and 29 seconds of video of a homicide.