NEWS: Sanders Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

WASHINGTON, April 20 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Tuesday issued the following statement after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts in the killing of George Floyd:

“The jury’s verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd. Real justice for him and too many others can only happen when we build a nation that fundamentally respects the human dignity of every person. The trauma and tragedy of George Floyd’s murder must never leave us. It was a manifestation of a system that callously devalues the lives of Black people. Our struggle now is about justice—not justice on paper, but real justice in which all Americans live their lives free of oppression. We must boldly root out the cancer of systemic racism and police violence against people of color.”