Published: Wed, April 21, 2021
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Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after George Floyd's death

Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after George Floyd's death

Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for manslaughter. It is keeping us from fulfilling the promise of liberty and justice for all, and it is holding our nation back from realizing our full potential.

Firstly, let us lay out some facts of the case.

Philonise Floyd: "I'm going to put up a fight every day, because I'm not just fighting for George anymore, I'm fighting for everybody around this world".

The killing of Floyd sparked worldwide protests, including ones organized in the region, and a furious re-examination of racism and policing in the U.S. George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd responded to the verdict at a press conference with other family members and civil rights leaders.

Derek Chauvin has been found guilty.

"This verdict is justice served-but it is not justice for George Floyd. In order to deliver real change and reform we can, and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedy like this will ever happen to occur again, to ensure that black and brown people or anyone, so they don't fear the interactions with law enforcement, that they don't have to wake up knowing that they can lose their very life in the course of just living their life", Biden said.

"There is no justice in a system that is fundamentally anti-Black and unjust, and a conviction is the baseline", she said.

Ali pointed out the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot last week by now-former Minnesota police officer, Kimberly Ann Potter, as an example of why people need to continue organizing and fighting for justice. "Anti-Black policing is very common here as well", she said.

"Today's verdict is one step toward accountability and justice", the Patriots wrote.

"But we also recognise that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the NBPA, along with our newly formed Coalition for Social Justice, will redouble our efforts to advocate for significant changes in the areas of criminal justice and policing", added Silver and Roberts. "The trial is over, but our work has only begun", he said.

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