EDITORIAL | Chauvin got his conviction, but it cannot end there
The nine minutes and 29 seconds of that incriminating video should translate into a new era of policing in the US
“Believe your eyes.”
In the fear-inducing halls of judicial power in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, there existed, somewhat temporarily, a possibility for the jury not to. In the end, the words of prosecutor Steve Schleicher carried the day.
The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man whose head was pinned under Chauvin’s knee. His killing, by Chauvin and three others, unleashed mass protests across the globe...