Justice Served for George Floyd
George Perry Floyd, Jr. played football and basketball in high school and college. He loved hip hop and served as a mentor in his church community. He was a father, he was a son, and his life was worth more.
Minutes ago, we heard the news that former police officer Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for the murder of George Floyd – the jury found him guilty on all charges. While this will never bring solace to his family, this is what justice looks like.
This trial further exposed the pain and fear that millions of Americans have expressed in the days since George Floyd’s killing last May. Being scared to move around freely? Being scared to assert yourself? This is not justice.
As you all know, there is so much work still to be done to address the many structural and systemic challenges that contribute to racism, inequality, and injustice here in Chicago and beyond. Over the last several months Thresholds has been meeting with local and state officials around ongoing efforts to end aggressive, biased policing. We are committed to continuing to work with you and our many great partners on positive reforms.
Mark Ishaug, CEO, Thresholds