Is the Chauvin verdict a sign of change, or the policing system saving itself?
Apr 21 2021
Derek Chauvin’s defense used every tool at its disposal to keep him from being held accountable for killing George Floyd last May, including David Fowler, former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland, whose testimony was used to push the all-too-familiar narrative of “no fault” policing. However, with a result that surely surprised many around the country, the jury was not swayed and found Chauvin guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. PAR examines the verdict and what it means for the power and political economy of policing.
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