Musicians expressed their relief at the guilty verdict delivered towards Derek Chauvin overnight (April 20th).
The former police officer was charged following the death of George Floyd, who died during an attempted arrest.
Floyd’s death was captured on camera, widely shared across social media – protests in the aftermath of the incident spread from the United States to Europe and beyond.
A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of second and third degree murder, and manslaughter; he will now be sentenced in the coming weeks.
George Floyd’s death cause convulsions across the world, and touched a number of musicians.
Following the verdict, many expressed both relief and frustration online:
Charge & convict these fuck boys too! https://t.co/TndUnfATxO
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 20, 2021
regular ass criminal justice never felt so relieving
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) April 20, 2021
as always… death to every colonizer and death to the united states
— (@noname) April 20, 2021
There was absolutely no time between celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin & having to mourn Ma’Khia Bryant… This is really numbing !!!
— The Game (@thegame) April 21, 2021
The jury did the right thing but will the judge do the right thing? Be careful family…the Empire always strikes back.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 20, 2021
— PUBLIC ENEMY (@PublicEnemyFTP) April 20, 2021
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