"Justice Served": Indian-American Politicians, Groups Welcome George Floyd Verdict

But he declared that "it's not enough".

I come to this verdict from a watery canyon of hopelessness that the state of affairs in a country founded on ethnic cleansing and slave labor could ever change.

We are taught to subjugate ourselves to White fear - to be calmer and more composed than trained officers.

Chauvin was charged in the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, on May 25, 2020; Chauvin restrained Floyd and held him in custody. We have to let history happen. "We'll keep working for meaningful change". "We can't turn away". "Justice for Black America is justice for all of America!" "It is holding our nation back from reaching our full potential".

"A measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice", she said.

Mayor Tim Keller said Floyd's murder has weighed heavily on his mind since last May.

"It means so much to me", said Venisha Johnson, a Black woman who cried at a gathering in what's been dubbed George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.

When the guilty verdicts on three counts - second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter- were announced, there was a sense of relief that justice had been served amid a mood of quiet surprise.

But protesters say the calls for justice for George Floyd do not stop after this verdict. But he also has long projected himself as an ally of police, who are struggling with criticism about long-used tactics and training methods and difficulties in recruitment.

Republican Senator Tim Scott of SC, who is Black, said, "The verdict just reinforces that our justice system continues to become more just".

The NFL's Vikings said they hoped Tuesday's verdict "can mark the beginning of community healing".

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"As a former prosecutor, I tend to trust the judgment of juries", Hawley said.

The intersection of race and law enforcement has always been contentious in the United States, underscored by a series of deadly incidents involving white police officers and Black people in a number of American cities in recent years.

Dr. Holt says he was pleasantly surprised with the verdict, and is the first to say it's about time justice wins.

Biden and Harris will deliver remarks later Tuesday.

After both sides presented closing arguments on Monday, the jury was isolated in a hotel with no outside contact so they could deliberate on a verdict, a process known as sequestration.

"Should people be relieved that this is the verdict they came to?" His defense attorney, Eric Nelson, followed Chauvin out of the courtroom without comment.

He said that "justice was served" in Chauvin's case. "These are things we can't escape, and it's perfectly OK to not think about basketball when we think about these other larger things in life that are right in our face, and we're trying to deal with that as a community".

Scott said he is continuing talks with some Democrats about legislation to increase oversight of policing that was blocked in the Senate, as the two parties offered competing versions of how to overhaul law enforcement policies in the country. But he said Tuesday's outcome, after three weeks of testimony, should not be called justice. "This is a monumental day in many ways, in my opinion".

Lisbon was one of 19 people arrested by police last September during a Black Lives Matter march.

"I'm praying the verdict is the right verdict. It's a vindication of justice in America".

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