Several Indian-American lawmakers and teams have welcomed the choice of a federal grand jury in Minneapolis holding Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, responsible on all three counts within the loss of life of African American George Floyd.
“Justice was served today, but convicting Derek Chauvin won’t fix the system that continues to terrorise and kill Black lives. It won’t bring back George Floyd,” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal stated.
“Black lives matter – and we must keep fighting for them by passing the Justice in Policing Act and transforming policing,” Ms Jayapal stated.
Congressman Ro Khanna stated: “This verdict brought accountability. I hope it will be the first of many. But it doesn’t change the fact that George Floyd should still be alive today. We now must pass the Justice in Policing Act.”
“My heart remains with the Floyd family. His life mattered. Black lives matter,” stated the lawmaker representing Silicon Valley within the US House of Representatives.
Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera tweeted: “Justice has been served.”
“Grateful for justice. My heart goes out to the Floyd family,” stated Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress.
The South Asian Bar Association of North America applauded the jury verdict that discovered Chauvin responsible on all counts.
“While this verdict was a step in the right direction, it is only one step in a broader fight against the systemic racism within our country,” SABA stated.
“Justice was served today, but justice must be served every day,” stated Rippi Gill, president of SABA North America.
“We must not let our guard down, and we must continue to fight against the racism and violence plaguing our communities throughout the country,” he stated.
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