The memorialization of social justices leaders and victims, as in the case of MLK boulevards, is meaningless without systemic change.
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For the past month, Derek Chauvin has been on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Finally, the verdict is out. Chauvin faced three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. To convict Chauvin, the prosecution needed to show each charge beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution did not need to prove that Chauvin intended to kill George Floyd to convict him of the charges.
Since the protests in summer 2020, over 100 pieces of anti-protest legislation have been introduced or implemented across the U.S.