The fact that I was happily surprised by the verdict in the Chauvin trial says a lot. The bar is literally on the floor; I’m glad we cleared it this time.
That a family had to lose a son, brother and father; that a teenage girl had to film and post a murder, that millions across the country had to organize and march just for George Floyd to be seen and valued is not justice.
And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change. https://t.co/tiDkhl9Dk4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 20, 2021
These are 2021 stats, from Mapping Police Violence:
Like AOC says, it’s time for policy change. You can read more about concrete solutions that do work in this thread (from the creator of Mapping Police Violence).
Time to get in touch with my city council members.