Activists call for more police accountability after Derek Chauvin conviction: Part 2

Chauvin was convicted of three charges in connection to George Floyd's death, including second-degree murder. Floyd's family celebrated the verdict and activists hope to maintain the momentum.
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The city of Minneapolis and the nation bracing now for a verdict. The National Guard deployed and the governor declaring a state of emergency. George Floyd's family at a hotel near the courthouse. Back in their hometown at all watching and waiting for the verdict. They're about to read the verdict! Please be seated. Members of the jury, I understand you have a verdict? Verdict, count one. We, the jury in the above-entitled manner as to count one, unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony, find the defendant guilty. Yes, yes! Same caption, verdict count two, fine the defendant guilty. Same caption, verdict count three, find the defendant guilty. Let the healing work begin! When that verdict was read, people all over the country and all over the world were jumping for joy. Say his name! George Floyd! Say his name! George Floyd! Say his name! They were kneeling in relief. It was like an exhale that you heard worldwide. I've looked and I watched him put his hands behind the back. And I was like, he had it a lot easier than my brother. But it was accountability. Georgie was one of the most incredible people to walk this Earth. His spirit, his faith, his love, his protection, his strength, his endurance. His ideology. How much he loved his family. How much he loved his kids. I wish they would know the Georgie that I knew. The videos, the road trips. The laughing and playing. The dreams and goals and ambitions he had. He just wanted to be a good dad. When you say, daddy changed the world? Uh-huh, for all the black daddies in the world. You're going up or your going down, you know what I'm saying? That's going to be it. I think the George Floyd case, the Derek chauvin case, has been a wakeup call for America. Maybe the next time when the Derek chauvins of the world meet the George floyds of the world, both men will get to go home to their families alive. This is the most significant trial on race relations in this country in the last half century. That's how important this case is. But does this mean we're going to keep talking about race and justice and policing in terms of what happened before George Floyd's death and what happened after George Floyd's death? In my opinion, no. Not until there's a real push to change the laws. Starting a war screaming peace at the same time all the corruption and justice the same crimes always a problem if we do or don't fight and we do and don't have the same right Let's get the ball rolling. We may still have won, let's take a few more. Enough is enough! Enough is enough! This is our country's racial reckoning. The change that happened was saying, no more, we're done. I can't breathe you're taking my life from me I can't breathe will anyone fight for me This verdict is a form of accountability. The same accountability that you received here can be received for all these cases. But you certainly can't exhale. This is the time that we have to put our foot on the gas and push forward. Say his name! George Floyd! It is George Floyd. But it is Eric Garner. Breonna Taylor. Daunte Wright. We still say Emmett till.

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