Rahna Epting, CEO of MoveOn, issued the following statement on Derek Chauvin’s verdict:
Today, we express a collective sigh of relief. Derek Chauvin’s verdict is a welcome measure of responsibility. However, the truth is that Chauvin’s conviction for killing George Floyd is sadly the exception in this country, not the rule “.
“To truly achieve justice, we must fundamentally transform public safety. We must reinvent a society that truly protects and cares for each other, and treats itself with dignity and respect. And we certainly must ensure that no police officer ever again has the power to inflict brutal harm on anyone and cruelly take their life. “
It is high time we ditch the violent police and reinvest in our communities. Now, we call on our political leaders at all levels of government to take bold action and pass laws to do just that. ”