Derek Chauvin is Guilty

Missi Smith
3 min readApr 21, 2021

The former officer, and an entire system, faces a reckoning

Nearly a year ago, a Black man was lynched on a public street corner in broad daylight by a Minneapolis Police Officer. The City of Lakes was rocked with protests and riots that were instigated by outside agitators.

For nearly a year, the murder of George Floyd and the topic of police reform were hotly debated in nearly all social, political, and legal circles both on and off social media.

Now, for the last four weeks, we have paid rapt attention to the Derek Chauvin murder…