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Opportunity Wisconsin Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

 

By - Apr 20th, 2021 04:55 pm

MADISON, Wis.Opportunity Wisconsin released the following statement after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd.

Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin Program Director:

“While we are glad that Derek Chauvin is being held accountable, true justice will never be served. True justice would mean George Floyd was alive and well today. From the northside of Milwaukee to the south shore of Lake Superior, we all want our families to be whole and our communities to thrive. However, our Black and Brown brothers and sisters are being murdered at the hands of the people entrusted to serve and protect those same communities. Opportunity Wisconsin stands in solidarity with our BIPOC partners across the Badger State in demanding our elected leaders reform a system that has abused and neglected Black and Brown people for far too long. The fight for racial justice is crucial to the fight for opportunity for every Wisconsinite.”

 

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