NILC Statement on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

April 20, 2021

Juan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149

National Immigration Law Center Statement on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

WASHINGTON — Upon the announcement that a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement:

“The jury voted to convict Derek Chauvin on all counts. Though the verdict is just, this is not justice. Justice will not be served until we dismantle the sanctioned white supremacy plaguing Black communities and communities of color and invest in all communities so that everyone has the freedom to thrive. We demand more.

“George Floyd was murdered. No verdict can give back the life that was taken from him. No single verdict can fix a system founded on violence and dehumanization. No single verdict can ease the fear wrought by an unbroken history of white supremacy and police violence against people of color.

“The march toward justice began long ago, and yet there is a long road ahead. Today gives hope for the work to which we have committed ourselves, but today remains a day we mourn as we keep George Floyd, his loved ones, and all the people who have been killed or impacted by police violence in our hearts.”