The Western Journal illustration / Getty ImagesThe trial of Derek Chauvin could carry with it long-term ramifications for policing and the social justice movement. (The Western Journal illustration / Getty Images)
In a year full of trauma and turmoil, George Floyd’s death was without a doubt the seminal moment of 2020.
Not only did the May 25 event propel the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement into the mainstream, but the many demonstrations that followed also helped to normalize rioting and looting across the country.
The subsequent trial of Derek Chauvin (on April 2o, Chauvin was found guilty on all charges), the former Minneapolis police officer who had knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes prior to his death, will also have aftershocks likely to be felt for generations.
Here’s our running look at the Chauvin trial, its fallout and Chauvin’s case for appeal: