February 8, 2023

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Former cop Derek Chauvin found guilty of manslaughter of George Floyd

The jury ruled unanimously on all three counts: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison.

The punishment will be determined by the judge. The verdict is expected to be announced in two months.

Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty (https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-20-21/index.html) of the involuntary murder of black George Floyd

Posted by Russian Athens – Russian Athens on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

US President Joe Biden called Derek Chauvin’s verdict a huge step towards racial justice. Following the announcement of the verdict, Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris spoke on the phone with George Floyd’s family. Then Joe Biden invited the Floyd family to the White House.

White House refuses to comment onwhat Biden meant when he mentioned the “correct verdict” in the case of Police Officer Chauvin.

In the US today, we saw accountability for the murder of George Floyd. But make no mistake, systemic racism and anti-Black racism still exist. And they exist in Canada, too. Our work must and will continue.

– Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 21, 2021

⚖️ ???? “Systemic racism still exists”: Justin Trudeau responded to ex-policeman Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd

“Today in the US we saw the prosecution for the murder of George Floyd. But there is no mistake, systematic racism and anti-black racism still exist. And these phenomena also exist in Canada. Our work must and will continue, “wrote Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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