The jury members of the Derek Chauvin trial has found the former police officer guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd: second degree murder, third degree murder, second degree manslaughter.
Oakland officials, residents, and former residents respond to the jury’s announcement today.
Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw tweets: “…Still shed a tear. Man…”
Oakland Voices alumna Saa’un Bell notes, “
No celebrations here, but a sigh of tempered relief. I wish the killings would stop, that the material conditions of all Black ppl change in this country so that one that day we can wake up and choose living over surviving. #DerekChauvinVerdict #GeorgeFloyd“
#Asians4BlackLives tweets: “Derek Chauvin has been convicted of George Floyd’s murder. We stand with those—particularly Black communities & families directly harmed by police violence—who celebrate this as win. And—the fact that this kind of conviction is so unusual tells us everything. #Defund #Abolish“
The Anti Police-Terror Project simply wrote, “#DefundthePolice”
Poet Terisa Siagotonu, as well as others, sends their thoughts to George Floyd’s family: “Deep love to George Floyd’s family right now and always”
Sentencing will take places in about six weeks.