Guilty, guilty, guilty: Processing the Chauvin verdict
The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd brought up a wave of emotions for a beleaguered nation who watched it read live on Tuesday afternoon. For the first time in the history of the state of Minnesota — over 160 years — a white police officer was convicted for killing a Black civilian while on duty. Should this give us hope about the future of police accountability and racial justice in America? Or is this just a lone data point? Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti are joined by Yahoo News reporter Crystal Hill who covered the trial, and then by Dr. Nakia Gordon, a neuroscientist and psychology professor at Marquette University, who talks about the range of emotional responses to what was at the core of this trial: the denial of a person’s humanity.
- Crystal Hill (@crysnhill), reporter, Yahoo News
- Dr. Nakia Gordon (@Nakia_S_Gordon), Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at Marquette University
- Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
- Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
- Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)
- “Derek Chauvin found guilty in the murder of George Floyd” by Crystal Hill, Yahoo News (Apr. 20, 2021)
- “Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis, is led away in handcuffs” by Chao Xiong and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Apr. 20, 2021)
- “Being Seen: Valuing Humanity Amid Social Unrest” by Nakia S. Gordon, Psychology Today (Nov. 5, 2020)
- “Justice Department announces Minneapolis police probe after Chauvin murder conviction” by Crystal Hill, Yahoo News (Apr. 21, 2021)
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