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The Chauvin verdict won’t change American justice, only a recognition of our shared humanity can do that

April 21, 2021

As we awaited the verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer convicted on charges of murder and manslaughter Tuesday in the asphyxiation death last May of an unarmed — and handcuffed — Black man named George Floyd, there was much discussion of how high the stakes were. The American justice system itself was on trial, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott declared during a meeting with The Sun’s editorial board Monday, “for how it treats the very descendants of the very people that built the country.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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