Former President Barack Obama is doing what he does best in the wake of the Chauvin ‘guilty’ verdict: Further inflame racial tensions.
“Today, a jury did the right thing,” Obama wrote.
“For almost a year, George Floyd’s death under the knee of a police officer has reverberated around the world — inspiring murals and marches, sparking conversations in living rooms and new legislation. But a more basic question has always remained: would justice be done?” the statement said. “In this case, at least, we have our answer. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.”
“True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day. It requires us to recognize that millions of our friends, family, and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement could be their last. And it requires us to do the sometimes thankless, often difficult, but always necessary work of making the America we know more like the America we believe in.”
“While today’s verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient one. We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system. We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized.”
Obama’s words continue the theme of Democrats like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Justice in a criminal trial isn’t good enough for the radical left. The only thing that will satisfy the left is total control over the alleged ‘systemically racist’ country.
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