This week, the eyes of the legacy media are squarely focused on the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with killing George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020.
The response to the trial has been predictably heated, with many dubbing it as a trial not to determine Chauvin’s guilt or innocence, but to judge America for its “systemic racism.”
However, despite the understandable frenzy surrounding this case, there are some uncomfortable, yet crucial truths which people are either unwilling or too afraid to say.
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For many, this isn’t about Derek Chauvin
Floyd’s family lawyer Benjamin Crump said this case was “a referendum on how far America has come in its quest for equality and justice for all,” while Al Sharpton said “Derek Chauvin is in the courtroom but America is on trial.”
Both men are dangerously and spectacularly wrong.
Trials are about specific accusations leveled against specific people. The specificity of court trials is what separates our system from the witch trials of