Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.
Yesterday in Minneapolis a jury found ex-police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts. Guilty of murdering George Floyd.
I admit I did not watch the trial. Nor did I read about it. I didn’t want to or need to. I watched the entire video the day it was released, and it was horrifying. There was never a doubt in my mind about what happened.
It was an act so egregious that even the police department’s infamous Blue Wall cracked. Officer after officer testified against Chauvin — ten altogether, including the Chief of Police.
Maybe, finally, we will see nationwide police reform. Maybe, finally, bad cops will be called out and weeded out. Maybe, finally, there will be accountability.
And maybe, just maybe, Black lives will begin to matter.