President Biden Speaks On The Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict—“This Can Be A Giant Step Forward In The March Toward Justice In America”

President Biden Speaks On The Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict—“This Can Be A Giant Step Forward In The March Toward Justice In America”

Roommates, President Joe Biden spoke at length following the announcement that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. During his speech, President Biden added that the Derek Chauvin verdict is “a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America.”

President Biden continued, adding:

“No one should be above the law, and today’s verdict sends that message. But it’s not enough. It can’t stop here. In order to deliver real change and reform, we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen again. We can’t leave this moment or look away thinking our work is done. We have to look at it as we did for those nine minutes and 29 seconds,” he said. “We have to listen. ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.’

Those were George Floyd’s last words. We can’t let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words. We must not turn away. We can’t turn away. We have a chance to begin to change the trajectory in this country.”

 

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Additionally, Vice President Kamala Harris says she and President Biden will continue fighting for police reform and urge the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act. The act was introduced last summer through VP Harris in partnership with Senator Corey Booker and Representative Karen Bass.

As we previously reported, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts, second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury deliberated for just 10 hours before they returned with a unanimous verdict.

Chauvin was immediately taken away to jail after Judge Cahill revoked his bail. He will remain in custody for the next eight weeks as he awaits his sentencing.

 

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