The knee has been lifted from George Floyd’s neck

Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction is a win for America. We should all inhale this moment. Breathe again.

But it must not stop here. This moment, this George Floyd moment, is about accountability. George Floyd is the face of much needed police reform. This was not an anti-police trial. It was a pro-police trial. A pro-America trial. We all need to be held accountable.

The video was devastating. Good cops came forward in this trial to testify against one of their own. Huge. This trial was a win for good cops, which I believe to be the majority of all law enforcement.

Black Lives Matter. Until Black Lives Matter, All Lives DON’T Matter.

This day was a much needed breath of fresh air, a refreshing moment of clarity for everything America is supposed to stand for. We can breathe again.

This moment is a start. There’s much work to be done, going forward. But for the first time in a long time, it seems like we’re at least going forward.

 

JD Crowe is the cartoonist for Alabama Media Group and AL.com and 2020 RFK Human Rights Award winner for Editorial Cartoons.

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