One of the few times in my life when I have known an American police officer has been found guilty of a killing a man in the open. The George Floyd video shocked a nation and the world. Office Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck reminds all of the contempt law enforcement has for people of colour. And I thought Minneapolis was a liberal city.
This trail and verdict is a landmark. Facing up to 40 years for 3 counts, Chauvin will no doubt appeal the conviction. But today marked a victory. Accountability won the day. Every African American breathed a sigh of relief.
Mr. Floyd’s death was preventable, tragic.