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Is Derek Chauvin’s Verdict a Step Forward? It’s Too Soon to Tell.

A guilty verdict does not always equal appropriate consequences

Roxie Washington (L) and Gianna Floyd, daughter of George Floyd, look on during a news conference following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

When Judge Peter Cahill read off three guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, much of the world took a collective exhale.

The former Minneapolis police officer — now guilty of second-degree murder…

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Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles is a lecturer at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, a Chicago-based journalist, and a special needs mama.

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