Black Lives Matter co-founder says Chauvin guilty verdict is a hollow victory

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Publish Date
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 4:22PM
A protest outside the Derek Chauvin trial. (Photo / AP)
A protest outside the Derek Chauvin trial. (Photo / AP)

Black Lives Matter co-founder says Chauvin guilty verdict is a hollow victory

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 4:22PM

Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in the murder of 46 year old black man George Floyd doesn't mean all black people will receive justice.

A jury has today found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of second and third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter.

They deliberated for just over 11 hours, asking no questions along the way.

But Black Lives Matter co-founder Sandy Hudson told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford it's still a hollow victory.

"Is there ever going to be justice when we know these types of incidents just continue?"

She says that protests have been going on for decades - and a guilty verdict is not going to stop the Police from killing Black people. 

"I feel for the family and the yearn for accountability, but we need so much more from this." 

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