Justice for Floyd

Delani English

This week, Derek Chauvin’s trial was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last May, the video that shocked the internet was one of a police officer pinning his knee to a black man’s neck for over nine minutes, resulting in the death of George Floyd. This death touched millions everywhere, and soon, the outburst of social justice advocates nationwide sprouted up from the East to West Coast of America. Eventually, Chavin and the other three officers present were fired from their stations.

However, that was not enough of a consequence for this unnecessary act. Now, after almost a year of anticipation, Chauvin was finally brought to trial. Monday, April 19th through Wednesday, April 21st, testimonies coursed through the courtroom in an attempt to either acquit or convict the former police officer of his charges. In the end, Chauvin was convicted on all three accounts, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.