Celebrities are speaking out about the Derek Chauvin trial verdict that was handed out on Tuesday.
The former Minneapolis police officer, who was seen in videos kneeling on the late George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He was found guilty on all charges. The reaction from celebrities — many of whom attended protests against police brutality and systemic racism following the death of Floyd last May — was swift.
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Guilty Guilty Guilty… No one wins.. George Floyd is still gone..and finally someone was responsible… Derek Chauvin
A guilty #verdict. But this fight for justice is not over. We have a lot of work to do. There is more fight ahead of us. But RIGHT NOW please take CARE of yourself. And let’s take care of each other. Prayers and love to the family of #GeorgeFloyd.
Guilty. This doesn’t even feel real. This has NEVER happened in my lifetime. Shit…..
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Thank god. Thank you to the jurors for doing their job and helping to enact some semblance of justice in this case. Praying for George Floyd and his loved ones. #BlackLivesMatter
A reminder that victory would be George Floyd being alive. Every day Black Americans worry if they will be next is another day without justice.
This verdict does not bring back Mr Floyd. But justice is truth.
Justice. Sending love to George Floyd’s family and friends.
A beginning.. a small grain of hope for our future.
We’ve been through SO MUCH.
This is one step forward in addressing systemic racism within our criminal justice system.
One step in honor of #GeorgeFloyd.
LOCK! HIM! UP!
Guilty on all three counts. The beginning of #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd thank you jurors.
The fact that I was holding my breath on that verdict with ALL the evidence of guilt says how far we have to go. But so grateful for this win for justice 🙏🏼
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.#ChauvinTrial
Guilty on all charges. A collective sigh of relief pic.twitter.com/QyBXyvVaWR
George Floyd's family and community deserved for his killer to be held accountable.
Today, they got that accountability.
Always and forever, Black lives matter.
The evidence of our eyes met at last by accountability in the eyes of justice. #DerekChauvinTrial
8 minutes 46 seconds a life gone forever, today justice #Georgefloyd finally.
And this isn’t even a celebration. #GeorgeFloyd was still murdered before our eyes. He’s gone. His family will never be made whole.
And how many #DerekChauvin’s are there in the world & on the police force. There’s more than ONE bad apple.
But this enough for this moment. ❤️
Get back in your cage now! Toodlelooo pic.twitter.com/Q8fbioJHPC
I agree 100% https://t.co/IKh7FIWddx
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What a relief. Justice for #GeorgeFloyd
THANK YOU FOR JUSTICE. IT MATTERS
TO THOSE OF US WITH CONSCIOUS
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Chauvin’s trial lasted 13 days at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis and closing arguments were delivered on April 19. The trial had emotional testimony, including from Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who testified that Chauvin’s actions violated Minneapolis police policy. Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, also took the stand and cried when he described his brother’s “one of a kind” relationship with their late mother. Floyd cried out for his mother during the final moments of his life.
In April, Floyd’s family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, revealed during his appearance on The View that George Clooney emailed him while watching Chauvin’s murder trial and gave him his blunt two cents. Watch the video below for more.
George Clooney Shares His Thoughts About the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial
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