BVNW reaction to Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd

BVNW community voice their support for the conviction of Derek Chauvin after he was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday



Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens during the seventh day of his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 6, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

Jack Bensing , National Editor

After nearly a year since George Floyd’s murder, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts. With this decision, there were large celebrations in the streets of Minneapolis and other cities across the country. In a poll conducted on the BVNWnews Instagram, the Blue Valley Northwest community showed similar support, with 9 in 10 people agreeing with Chauvin’s conviction.
Looking back on the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent trial, senior Amita Ganesh said that George Floyd’s murder is the result of racial injustice in America’s policing system that has gone on for centuries.
“[The systematic issue at hand is] racial oppression that has been in this nation’s founding, this is especially prevalent in positions in power especially those that police hold in the governing of our nation,” Ganesh said.
Ganesh said that convicting Chauvin held him accountable, but added that the decision does not end the systemic problems in modern society.
“George Floyd will never get justice for what was done to him, and convicting Derek Chauvin may have held him accountable but will never be the end all be all of the true systematic issues at hand,” Ganesh said.