The trial of an accused Killer, a white former police officer for the killing of a Black man begins Monday in Minneapolis. Many view it as a barometer of racial change in the United States as much as about Derek Chauvin’s guilt or innocence.
Chauvin is charged with murder for his actions on Memorial Day when, during an investigation, he held his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes while he was handcuffed. Despite Mr. Floyd’s pleads for his life, the white policeman refused to allow him to breathe..
Many experts warn that due to the bias criminal justice system in America, and increased growth in white supremacist organizations and groups, the accused killer police could be acquittted based on some technicalities.
Many in the African American community who have long lost faith in America’s criminal justice system have advised members of their community to exercise patience and allow the system to run its course.
A recent survey conducted by Afro World News shows more than 60 % of white police offices continue to insist that George Floyd caused his own death, despite the video footage showing Floyd pleading for his life.