George Floyd

Keith Ellison: On the Other Side of Criminal Justice Reform and Transformation Is a Safer Society

Keith Ellison: On the Other Side of Criminal Justice Reform and Transformation Is a Safer Society Keith Ellison: On the Other Side of Criminal Justice Reform and Transformation Is a Safer Society

The attorney general who organized the prosecution of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd makes the case for police accountability.

May 26, 2021 / John Nichols

George Floyd Square

In the Wake of George Floyd In the Wake of George Floyd

One year ago, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police. What began as a street corner memorial grew into a semiautonomous zone that is still standing.

May 25, 2021 / Anna DalCortivo and Alyssa Oursler

The Color of Fear

The Color of Fear The Color of Fear

Was George Floyd allowed to be afraid? Why do Black folk have to be automatons to make sure police don’t read our “flight” responses as “fight” responses?

May 24, 2021 / Joshua Adams

Heart sign for Ma’Khia Bryant

White Supremacy Never Takes a Day Off White Supremacy Never Takes a Day Off

The Chauvin verdict seemed like a victory. Then came the racist reaction to the verdict—and the murder of Ma’Khia Bryant.

Apr 30, 2021 / Editorial / Elie Mystal for The Nation

Police at a protest in Washington, DC

The Backlash to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Is Already Here The Backlash to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Is Already Here

This simulacrum of justice for Black folks, delivered centuries overdue, won’t be a turning point unless we do far more work.

Apr 26, 2021 / Highlights / Kali Holloway

Gun store

The American Addiction to Violence The American Addiction to Violence

While a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder earlier this week, that verdict alone, though so desperately needed, was woefully insufficient.

Apr 23, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Chauvin verdict

Chauvin Trial Verdict: All Roads Lead to 38th & Chicago Chauvin Trial Verdict: All Roads Lead to 38th & Chicago

After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd guilty of murder. But the fight for justice is not over.

Apr 20, 2021 / Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

George Floyd memorial

The Chauvin Verdict Has to Be Just the Beginning The Chauvin Verdict Has to Be Just the Beginning

The three guilty verdicts are a huge victory—and not enough.

Apr 20, 2021 / Joan Walsh

Reaction to Chauvin Verdict

The Chauvin Verdict Represents an Absolute Minimum of Justice The Chauvin Verdict Represents an Absolute Minimum of Justice

It’s incredibly important that the jury found Chauvin guilty, but reining in the cops cannot happen through individual prosecutions.

Apr 20, 2021 / Elie Mystal

National Guard

Report From the Chauvin Trial: Blitzkrieg at Brooklyn Center Report From the Chauvin Trial: Blitzkrieg at Brooklyn Center

Operation Safety Net, the multiagency task force created for the Derek Chauvin trial, ambushed and arrested protesters outside a suburban police station Friday night.

Apr 19, 2021 / Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

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