There are seven rows of white signs on a barren land in a residential area south of Minneapolis. There are at least a hundred with the names of black Americans killed by violence. The stadium is near the suffocating intersection where George Floyd (George Floyd) under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin (Derek Chauvin).Miles away The jury is currently judging A lot in Chavins.
Activists and the surrounding streets blocked this intersection. It is scattered with flowers, banners, wreaths and slogans. They are the remnants of a year’s actions and protests, spreading from this crossroads to the entire United States and beyond. “George Floyd” began to represent racism, police brutality, and distorted power relations around the world.
But it all started on May 25, 2020, when Derek Chauvin tried to arrest Freud and sat on his neck for nearly 9 minutes. Even when Freud himself said he could not breathe, even when Freud stopped moving because he had suffocated, he could not breathe.
On the last day of Derek Chauvin’s trial, the intersection was almost empty. But the unresolved question in Minneapolis has become even more compelling: Will the case end with a sense of justice? Will you be convicted of murder? If Chauvin is going to walk freely anyway, what will happen to all the emotions that have been established?
With the jury together, tensions increased
As of today, the answers to these questions are in the hands of a specific team: the twelve jurors in the case. They are currently negotiating and are completely isolated from the outside world. If one of the jurors believes that George Floyd’s murder is inconclusive, he will not be convicted.
This means that today is the most exciting day in this process. If you keep quiet all day, it means that there is at least one questionable person in the jury. In this case, the jury members will have to convince each other, which may take days or even weeks. The jury may take a long time to reach a unanimous verdict.
If they really disagree, the judge will first put pressure on them and ask them to continue to consider everything. In the end, the judge can decide that no agreement can be reached. Then, the case must be completely concluded by a new jury.
Outside, on the sidewalk of the court, there is a jury: the public, the people of Minneapolis, and even the people of the United States as a whole. Since May 25 last year, he has been working on the question of whether justice will be achieved.
Michael Jones said: “Everything has been filmed and everyone can see what happened.” There is a large speaker hung on his wheelchair, and everyone can listen to it. “This video means that in this case, there is a unique opportunity for justice.” Jones said, as if the president was shot. Everything is recorded down to the smallest details.
Jones said: “In this case, the question is whether it’s possible to ignore what you saw with your own eyes. We saw a murder case. It’s that simple.” He expects justice, because according to him, it’s almost impossible to make a difference. The conclusion. “If there is no conviction, it would be a totally strange thing.”
“Another murder case”
Jones had a debate with a young boy, Robert Mitchell, and he came to watch. Mitchell said: “You are much older than me. You have been waiting for justice longer and get there without it.” “You should know more.”
Mitchell believes that there is no fair decision in the court.He said: “They had convicted a murderer before, but that didn’t stop these murders.” He was referring to The death of Dart Wright, Last week. Also in Minneapolis, he was also hit by police bullets.
Mitchell said: “Even before one murderer is convicted, the next murderer has already happened.” “That’s not justice.”
In the evening, the sidewalk in front of the stadium became more and more busy. There have been many small demonstrations this year. Two women are watching, mother and daughter. The mother keenly said: “This is just a belief.” “Otherwise, the laws of this country do not apply to black Americans.”
According to her, violence broke out after Chauvin was released. She said: “If we can’t convict someone who killed someone all, when did we commit the crime?” When this happens, it is indeed wrong.