- Biden addresses the nation after Derek Chauvin’s verdict
- The President spoke from the White House and revealed what he said to George Floyd’s daughter
- “The guilty plea is not going to bring George (Floyd) back,” Biden said.
Following the verdict of culpability for former police officer Derek Chauvin, guilty of murdering African-American man George Floyd, President Joe Biden addressed the nation after the statement, revealing the words Floyd’s little daughter shared with the family.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, celebrated on Tuesday that “justice” had been done in the trial over the death of African American George Floyd last May, after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the three charges he faced.
“Is not sufficient”
In the emotional speech delivered by Joe Biden on the afternoon of this Mars, the president assured that Chauvin’s verdict “is not enough”, and urged Congress to act to approve ‘immediately’ a law that bears the name of George Floyd.
The president revealed that he told the family of the murdered African-American man that “the guilty plea will not bring George back” but asked Americans that “George’s (Floyd) legacy is not just his death.”
Biden reveals what he said to George Floyd’s daughter
A moved president said that he spoke again with Floyd’s family, and made special mention of the words he said to the little daughter of the African American: “Dad changed the world,” he assured the president of George Floyd’s daughter .
Previously, in a phone call, Biden told the family that: “Nothing is going to make things better at all, but at least now there is some justice.” “I think of Gianna’s comment, which said ‘My father is going to change the world.’ He’s going to start changing it now, ”added Biden on the call, according to Efe.
“We can’t let those words die with him”
“I can’t breathe, those were George Floyd’s last words. We can’t let them die with him, ”Biden said. The president described Floyd’s family as “incredible” and said he would like to be with them to hug them, while the vice president, Kamala Harris, described them in the same call as “real leaders.”
“And while nothing can bring George Floyd back, this can be a huge step forward in the march for justice in America,” said Joe Biden. “I assured the Floyd family that we will continue to fight for the passage of the George Floyd Police Justice Act so that it can be enacted immediately,” he added.
This is how Floyd’s family reacted after the verdict
An emotional video shows George Floyd’s relatives listening on television to read the verdict of the former policeman who was found guilty of murdering the African American amid tears, celebrations and a national upheaval.
The jurors unanimously decided that Chauvin is guilty of involuntary murder in the second degree, punishable by up to 40 years in prison; murder in the third degree, with a maximum sentence of 25 years, and involuntary manslaughter in the second degree, which carries up to 10 years of deprivation of liberty.
George Floyd’s family: “Today we breathe again”
George Floyd’s family and lawyers held the guilty verdict on Tuesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin, who murdered the African-American in May last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Today, we can breathe again,” one of Floyd’s brothers, Philonise, said at a press conference.
This, in clear reference to the last words that George uttered, “I can’t breathe”, when Chauvin choked him with his knee. “What happened to my brother was a movie. The world watched his life fade. And I have not been able to do anything but watch, especially in the courtroom, over and over again, at my brother being murdered, ”added Philonise Floyd tearfully. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE.
Kamala Harris ‘breaks the silence’ after Chauvin’s verdict
The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, said on Tuesday that the entire United States is part of George Floyd’s legacy, after declaring her “relief” for the verdict that found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the three charges he faced, indicates Efe.
In a speech at the White House, the first black US vice president said that there is “much to do” to combat “racial injustice”, which is “a problem for every American” and prevents the country “from fulfilling its promise of freedom and justice for all ”.
“Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life”
Millions of people across the country have celebrated the guilty plea of former police officer Derek Chauvin. “Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life,” said the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, in an impromptu media appearance, according to Efe.
“For the first time in the history of the state of Minnesota, a white police officer was held responsible for killing an African-American man,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said on its Twitter account.
Barack Obama ‘breaks the silence’ after Chauvin’s trial
“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 support all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied, ”Barack Obama wrote on Twitter.
In addition to Floyd’s brother, Floyd’s nephew Brandon Williams also spoke at the conference, stating that, “Hopefully America will turn a corner in the right direction today. So that little boys and girls like Gianna (Floyd’s daughter) don’t grow up without parents. So that their families do not feel the pain that we do. They are many nights without being able to sleep ”, declared Williams.
Biden demands reform after Derek Chauvin verdict
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, demanded this Tuesday that Congress approve reforms of police practices in the country to “live up to the legacy” of African American George Floyd, after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his death.
In a speech at the White House, Biden described the verdict as “a giant step in the march toward justice,” but said it “is not enough” to erase the “stain” of “systemic racism” in the United States. Floyd’s relatives agreed to ask Congress to approve the police reform bill, Efe indicates.
They send emotional message after verdict
“America, let’s support each other at this time and make sure it is documented for unborn children that when they take the journey to justice, they know that George Floyd’s blood will give them a trail to find their way to a United States. better, ”stated one of Floyd’s attorneys.
The sentence that the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, already convicted of causing Floyd’s death by suffocation in May 2020, will be known in a few weeks, between six and eight, according to the judge cited by Efe.
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