Tag: Derek Chauvin

Does Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s murder offer hope, or is it just an illusion? – ABC News

A man holds a blue banner in the middle of a cluttered scene

In Australia, Indigenous people seek justice through our courts and parliaments in a country that still finds itself unable to speak the truth of history or fully reckon with its great sins. Yet brave people fight on because it is all they have, and savour those precious if too rare victories — those glimpses of justice that the family of George Floyd saw this week. If Martin Luther King and Barack Obama were right that the moral arc of the universe bends to justice, then it is justice a long time coming. For too many people the final words of George Floyd speak to a greater truth: “I can’t breathe.”

Source: Does Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s murder offer hope, or is it just an illusion? – ABC News

The Making of a Right-wing Martyr: Conservatives Treat Derek Chauvin’s Conviction as an Act of War | The Smirking Chimp

Throwing Derek Chauvin under the bus should have been a no-brainer for the “I’m not a racist” crowd. The pretense behind “blue lives matter” has been that it’s not that conservatives are racist but that Black Lives Matter goes “too far.” They argue that most police killings are unfortunate accidents to be tolerated in the name of greater social safety and that the “few bad apples” who do it on purpose can be held to account without widespread reform.

Source: The Making of a Right-wing Martyr: Conservatives Treat Derek Chauvin’s Conviction as an Act of War | The Smirking Chimp