‘Guilty on all counts’: Chauvin verdict brings precarious sense of justice to New Yorkers

New Yorkers let out a collective sigh of relief, and some broke down in tears, upon hearing the news Tuesday afternoon that former Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin being convicted of murdering George Floyd last May. 

For many, the outcome provided a measure of justice for Floyd as well as Black communities who see this as only one step of a long walk in the right direction, as two other police killings took place during the course of the Chauvin trial that concluded on April 20.

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