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Today former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Immediately after the verdict was released, MTO News learned Republicans on Twitter began organizing whet that they are calling a “March On Washington in support of police.”
If they do organize the march, it will be the first official march on Washington since last year – when Republicans stormed the capital, causing millions in damages, and where right-wing protesters murdered 3 police officers. Blue Lives Matter, the prominent pro-police social movement, mysteriously did not actively speak out against those officers murders.
After hearing today’s verdict, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, George Floyd’s family, Democrat leaders in Congress, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz praised the guilty verdict announced today against Derek Chauvin. Afterwardsm the nation heard Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s reaction to the verdict and their “criminal justice reform” plans going forward.
Vide President Kamala Harris spoke out
Today we feel a sigh of relief. Still, it cannot take away the pain. A measure of justice isn’t the same as equal justice. This verdict brings us a step closer, and, the fact is, we still have work to do.
Presiden Biden also spoke:
It was a murder in the full light of day and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to. The systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul, the knee on the neck of justice for black Americans, profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that black and brown Americans experience every single day.
The murder of George Floyd launched a summer of protests we haven’t seen since the civil rights era in the ’60s, protests that unified people of every race and generation with peace and with purpose to say “enough, enough, enough of the senseless killings.”