Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy with the guilty verdict given to former officer Derek Chauvin. She says that it's not enough, and "It's not justice."
It's not enough that he was convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter even though the evidence shows that George Floyd died from the lethal dose of drugs in his system?
She said in a video:
It’s not justice. I’ll explain to you why it’s not justice. It’s not justice because justice is George Floyd going home tonight to be with his family. Justice is Adam Toledo getting tucked in by his mom tonight. Justice is when you’re pulled over, there not being a gun that’s part of that interaction because you have a headlight out. Justice is your school system not having or being part of a school-to-prison pipeline. Justice is a municipality and a government that does not — because it trickles down right? — that does not value military and armaments more than it healthcare, and education, and housing.
So, no, this verdict is not justice. Frankly, I don’t even think we call it full accountability, because there are multiple officers that were there. It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin. And I also don’t want this moment to be framed as this system working, because it’s not working.
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“This is not about cameras, and retraining, and chokeholds. This is about changing how we structure our society and the valuing of black life,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “I don’t feel resolved today.”
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