Will Racism Prevail In Police Officer Derek Chauvin Trial? As ex-police officer Chauvin goes on trial today, the question that everyone around the world is asking is whether racism will prevail, and Chauvin is found not guilty of murdering George Floyd.
It began in May of 2020 when following a call to police that George Floyd used a fake twenty-dollar bill to purchase goods at a convenience store the world watched for what is now being updated that for nine minutes and twenty-nine second, Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck that resulted in the death of George.
Today ten months later, the trial of Derek Chauvin began. As we wonder what the outcome will be, the Black community is scared that if Chauvin is found not guilty, it will be like giving police officers the authority to go out once again and hang Black people from trees bringing back and making it legal to lynch minorities.
This is the twenty-first century, and it is unbelievable that a police officer can systematically murder black people, and they are not held accountable for their actions. How many more Black people have to die before the US’s judicial system says enough is enough.
Over the years, there have been much high profile killing of Black people by American police officers. The best the authority can do is pay the family compensation for the death of their family member. Minneapolis authority paid the Floyd family twenty-seven million in compensation, and that should be a testament that they believe that what Chauvin did was wrong. His use of force was above and beyond what is expected from a police officer.
The Black community know that not all police officers are disgusting and a narcissist like Chauvin. They’re outstanding police officers in the US who do their job to the best of their ability by ensuring the law is equal for everyone regardless of their colour.
As we hold our breath and watch the trial of Derek Chauvin, we do so with the hope that the jury will see through all the innuendos that the defence is going to put forward and remember that video where George Floyd was crying for his life as Chauvin kneels on his neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds.