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by Marcus Harrison Green
(This article previously appeared in The Seattle Times and is reprinted under an agreement.)
Derek Chauvin was finally held accountable Tuesday for the murder of George Floyd, but joy skipped over me.
Despite the explosion of honking horns near my workspace following Judge Peter Cahill’s reading of guilty on all counts, relief was the only thing that came over me.Continue reading OPINION: The Chauvin Verdict is Simply Justice. Why Are We Celebrating It?