Shortly after the guilty verdict on Dereck Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, U.S President Joe Biden said the verdict is a step towards justice in America. For Joe Biden, “It was a murder in the full light of day and it ripped the blinders off the whole world to see”.
In a televised address, Joe Biden said “Systematic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul. The knee on the neck, justice for Black Americans, the fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion of Black and brown Americans experience every single day.”
Pres. Biden says he spoke with George Floyd’s family, “a remarkable family of extraordinary courage.”
“Nothing can ever bring their brother back. But this can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America.”
The U.S President has also recognized Darnella Frazier, the little girl who shot the video of Dereck Chauving killing George Floyd: “A brave young woman with a smartphone camera, a crowd that’s traumatized, traumatized witnesses, a murder that lasted almost 10 minutes in broad daylight for the whole world to see,” Joe Biden said.
Watch Joe Biden’s address video here.