This op-ed by People For the American Way President Ben Jealous was published in The Hill on April 25, 2021.
Hearing the words “Guilty.… Guilty…. Guilty” in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial brought millions of Americans a feeling of relief. But that relief was incomplete.
The brutal murder of George Floyd and killings by police officers that continued before, during, and after the trial are evidence that there is still much work to do to make all Americans safer.