Barack Obama Posts Response To Derek Chauvin Ruling On Twitter – “True Justice Requires A lot Extra”
Roommate, our eternal President Barack Obama, used social media to post his reaction to news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts for which he was charged. Former President Obama admitted on Twitter that while the jury did the right thing, there is still work to be done to make real change happen.
Barack Obama tweeted a shorter message regarding Derek Chauvin’s verdict, followed by a photo of his full testimony with Ms. Michelle Obama:
“Today a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we face those who work to guarantee every American the full measure of justice denied George and so many others. “
This statement was followed by a longer statement from the Obamas that read:
“True justice requires that we accept the fact that black Americans are treated differently every day. We must recognize that millions of our friends, family members and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement will be their last. And it requires us to do the sometimes ungrateful, often difficult, but always necessary work to make the America we know more like the America we believe in.
Today’s judgment was a necessary step on the way to progress, but by no means sufficient, ”the Obamas continued. “We cannot rest. We need to carry out the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial prejudice in our criminal justice system. We must redouble our efforts to expand economic opportunities for the long-marginalized communities. “
As we previously reported, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts: second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter. The jury only paused for 10 hours before returning with a unanimous verdict.
Chauvin was sent to jail immediately after Judge Cahill revoked his bail. He will remain in detention for the next eight weeks while awaiting sentencing.
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