A taste of justice: Brooklyn protest celebrates Chauvin conviction

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Shortly after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murdering George Floyd last May, about 200 people gathered outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to express relief that justice was served. 

Yet the crowd, which paled in comparison to the thousands who flooded the streets last spring following Floyd’s murder, acknowledged that the fight for systemic change must continue.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said that he was concerned and stressed when he woke up until he heard the verdict.  He admitted that even though he was relieved, he had a hard time celebrating because many victims of police brutality don’t receive the same justice for the loved ones.

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