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The Chauvin verdict had cities nationwide braced for unrest. Instead, they got a celebration.

April 20, 2021

By Griff Witte, Joyce Koh, Kim Bellware, and Silvia Foster-Frau

From the article: "...But the optimism was also tempered by realism, along with reminders that a single verdict isn’t enough.

“Holding one murderer accountable does not deliver justice for George Floyd and other victims of state-sponsored violence,” Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, said in a statement. “Only holding ourselves accountable for creating and maintaining the system that enabled Chauvin can bring us any closer.”

Goff, who testified before Congress last June alongside Floyd’s brother Philonise, said a “long slog toward justice” remained in order to overcome “generations of discrimination and disinvestment..."

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