LGBTQ Democrats Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021
DELRAY BEACH, FL – On trial for killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on two murder counts and one manslaughter count.
The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus issued the following statement in response:
“While we applaud the guilty verdict in the George Floyd case, we must recognize that this is just one small step in an ongoing journey towards true justice. One conviction does not make up for prior injustices. Accountability and justice are not the same thing.
The world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd. And every day we see more crimes and atrocities committed against Black and Brown communities, often by those charged with protecting them. This verdict reminds us that we all have more work to do to ensure that our differences do not make people targets.
The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus understands and appreciates diversity and works to foster inclusion. We believe that Black Lives Matter and we stand with all those fighting for equality, equity and the disabling of systemic racism.”
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