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Justice for George Floyd Has Only Just Begun

Following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Dr. Zvobgo published an op-ed in Foreign Policy, "Justice for George Floyd Has Only Just Begun."

She writes, "The system that led to Floyd’s death was not changed to prevent [Daunte] Wright’s death and the deaths of so many others. So while accountability in this case, for Floyd’s death, has been delivered, it’s not justice [...] Banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants would be justice. Demilitarizing the police and mandating body cameras would be justice. Collecting and disseminating data on police misconduct would be justice. Community-based policing that prioritizes safety, rather than security, would be justice. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act becoming law—that, also, would be justice."

She concludes with a call to confront structural racism through truth commissions and other transitional justice tools.


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