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MoveOn Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn, released the following statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict:

“Today, we express a collective sigh of relief. The Derek Chauvin verdict is a welcome measure of accountability. Yet, the truth is that Chauvin being convicted for killing George Floyd is, unfortunately, the exception in this country, not the rule.” 

“In order to truly achieve justice, we must fundamentally transform public safety. We must reimagine a society that truly protects and takes care of one another, and treats one another with dignity and respect. And we certainly must ensure that no police officer ever again is empowered to brutally inflict harm upon anyone and callously take their life.”

It’s past time we divest from violent policing and reinvest in our communities. Now, we call on our political leaders at every level of government to take bold action and pass legislation to do just that.”