The Derek Chauvin Verdict is Not Justice

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is not justice. Justice looks like a world where George Floyd grows old, where Black people can live with dignity, where police no longer terrorize our streets.

As they did today, cops will sacrifice their own in order to quell outrage and maintain trust. But justice will not come from the institutions that uphold injustice. A conviction does not change the fact that George Floyd was murdered— that police will continue to do so to others.

We share the rage of all those who are making themselves heard on the streets after years of being suffocated by policing and poverty, years of being looted by corporations, landlords, and billionaires.

We fight for a world where Black people can breathe freely and challenge ourselves to grow the struggle for abolition, and the courage to pursue a just and liberated future. For George Floyd.