The Chauvin verdict is an important step forward but here’s why we must go further

The Chauvin verdict is an important step forward but here’s why we must go further
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Last year, the world watched as Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin suffocated George Floyd in broad daylight over the course of nine-plus minutes. Last month, the world watched again as a jury assembled in a Minneapolis courtroom to return their verdict in the resulting prosecution — announcing to the great relief of many that they had found Chauvin guilty of murder. After seeing too many examples of police officers killing unarmed people on camera and escaping accountability, this case is a step forward — and not just because it resulted in an incredibly rare conviction of an officer.