A Minneapolis jury convicts Derek Chauvin on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, PBS News, NBC News, NowThis News and The New York Times

A Minneapolis jury convicts Derek Chauvin on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, PBS News, NBC News, NowThis News and The New York Times

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr. 20 & 21, 2021

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – April 20th &  21st, 2021

George Floyd’s Family Receives Call From Biden

Apr 20, 2021  NowThis News

The New York Times – In Photos: America Reacts to the Derek Chauvin Verdict – Scenes from around the country after Mr. Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr. 21, 2021

Apr 21, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, we talk with George Floyd’s family a day after Derek Chauvin’s conviction for his murder. Then, the latest from Russia where support for a jailed opposition leader has sparked calls for change. And, we discuss the Biden administration’s efforts to combat climate change with new EPA administrator, Michael Regan. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS New federal action follows Chauvin trial, conviction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdkqY…? Philonise Floyd calls for end to police’s qualified immunity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-YEO…? What police reform could look like after Chauvin trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS48o…? What is the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCqNU…? News Wrap: India sets grim new records for COVID deaths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfrk…? Why Navalny poses a special challenge to Putin’s leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIsZ9…? New climate summit to show U.S. “back in the driver’s seat’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXb3t…? Why health care inequities persist in the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-C8E…? Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG? Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6?

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr. 20, 2021

Apr 20, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, we get national reactions as a Minneapolis jury convicts Derek Chauvin on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. Then, efforts to create electric planes and cleaner jet fuel become more urgent as the climate emergency intensifies. And, former vice president Al Gore remembers the late Walter Mondale and how he helped transform the highest level of American government. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Jubilant crowds celebrate guilty verdict in Chauvin trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KNaC…? Saint Paul Mayor says Chauvin verdict shows accountability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anHss…? How the Chauvin verdict is a ‘defining moment’ in policing  https://youtu.be/BMtNK39bwEA? Floyd’s supporters want systemic change after guilty verdict https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35CcZ…? News Wrap: Democrats block effort to censure Maxine Waters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W7yf…? How sustainable aviation fuel could help stem emissions  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVkds…? How Walter Mondale transformed the office of vice president https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXnl…? Al Gore reflects on Walter Mondale’s vice presidency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkOyX…? Floyd’s family vows to ‘keep fighting’ for just policing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV3W8…? Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG? Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6? Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour? Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour? Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour? Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts? Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – April 21st, 2021 | NBC Nightly News

Apr 21, 2021  NBC News

DOJ launches investigation into Minneapolis Police Department, U.S. hits 200 million vaccine milestone as pace slows and Arizona governor sends National Guard to Southern border. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00? Intro 02:06? Justice Department Launches Probe Into Minneapolis Police 02:54? George Floyd’s Brother Says Verdict A ‘Pivotal Moment’ 03:02? Chauvin In Maximun Security Prison Awaiting Sentencing 03:27? Three Other Ex-Officers To Stand Trial In The Summer 03:35? Trial Witness Hails Chauvin Verdict As ‘New Begining’ 04:29? National Guard Reducing Presence In Minneapolis 05:01? Activists Hope Chauvin Verdict Inspires Police Reform 06:59? Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Black Girl Holding Knife 08:51? Family: Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot By Police 09:25? Biden: Congress Must Pass George Floyd Police Reform Law 11:23? Biden: U.S. Has Met 200 Million Shots In 100 Days Goal 11:49? Biden Calls For Paid Time Off To Get Vaccinated 12:07? Poll: 20 Percent ‘Not At All Likely’ To Get Vaccinated 12:21? FDA Finds Violations At Plant That Ruined J&J Doses 12:47? Critical CDC Panel Meeting On J&J Vaccine Friday 13:21? Arizona Deploys National Guard Amid Migrant Surge 14:31? Abandoned Migrant Boys Rescued From Rio Grande 15:06? Syria’s Decade-Long War Causes Environmental Disaster 17:36? Queen’s Message Of Gratitude On Her 95th Birthday 17:51? Surging Costs On Household Staples Like Tiolet Paper » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC? » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews?

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – April 20th, 2021 | NBC Nightly News

Apr 20, 2021  NBC News

Full coverage after Derek Chauvin convicted of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd’s death. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00? Intro 02:03? Derek Chauvin Guilty Of Murder In Death Of George Floyd 05:09? Chauvin Guilty Verdict Sparks Reaction Across Nation 07:04? Biden Calls Chauvin Verdict ‘Step Forward’ 07:40? Derek Chauvin Guilty Of Murder In Death Of George Floyd 08:34? Chauvin Guilty On All Three Counts In George Floyd Death 12:34? Chauvin Guilty On All Three Counts In George Floyd Killing 14:03? Deadly Suspect Shooting Near Nyc, Suspect Caught 15:31? E.U. Regulator: J&J Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Clot Risks 16:40? New COVID Cases Rise By At Least 25 Percent In 9 States 17:38? Apple Unveils New IPADS, IMACS & AIRTAGS 18:55? George W. Bush Presides Over Naturalization Ceremony 19:13? Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies At 93 » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC? » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews?

 

George Floyd’s Family Receives Call From Biden

Apr 20, 2021  NowThis News

‘Nothing is gonna make it all better but at least, God, now there’s some justice’ — Pres. Biden and VP Harris called the Floyd family and offered supportive words following the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial For more Derek Chauvin murder trial coverage and world news, subscribe to NowThis News. #GeorgeFloyd? #DerekChauvin? #Biden? #BLM? #News? #NowThis? Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook? » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter? » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram? » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat? NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews? @nowthisnews

The New York Times April 21, 2021

By David Leonhardt

 

Good morning. Derek Chauvin, convicted of second-degree murder, is the exception of exceptions. 

Reactions to the guilty verdict at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

One in 2,000 The murder conviction of a police officer is an exceedingly rare event.
There have been only seven murder convictions of officers for fatal police shootings since 2005, according to Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University. That suggests the chances of a killing by the police leading to a murder conviction are about one in 2,000.
Yet a jury in Minneapolis yesterday convicted Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder (as well as two other charges) for killing George Floyd last May. A typical sentence for that felony in Minneapolis is 12½ years in prison, although prosecutors have asked for more and the maximum is 40 years. A judge will sentence Chauvin in about eight weeks.
Floyd’s relatives said they felt relieved by the verdict. “I finally have the opportunity to hopefully get some sleep,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, said.
Chauvin’s conviction does not automatically signal a new era of police accountability. The Floyd case was the exception of all exceptions. A video, watched around the world, showed Chauvin pressing his knee onto Floyd for more than nine minutes. That footage led to weeks of protests that were among the largest in U.S. history. And at the trial, the so-called blue wall of silence — that is, many officers’ willingness to protect colleagues, regardless of their misbehavior — crumbled. “For so many, it feels like it took all of that for the judicial system to deliver just basic accountability,” President Biden said late yesterday.
Most of those factors will not apply to future police killings. Those cases will instead be more likely to resemble the deaths of Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Daniel Prude, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and hundreds of other cases that have not lead to a murder or manslaughter conviction.

Still, the Chauvin trial is not guaranteed to be simply a one-off event, either. Some of the same factors that make it distinct could also cause it to have a wider impact. Before Floyd’s death, it was hard to think of a signature trial of an American police officer, one that received sustained national attention, as the trial of a celebrity might.

This trial, of course, did receive such attention. Television networks halted their normal coverage yesterday to broadcast the verdict, and the president of the United States organized his schedule around it.
That attention has made it clear that a police officer can be charged with murder and convicted of it. It’s an idea that will linger in the minds of prosecutors and future jurors. Perhaps most important, it may affect the thinking of other officers, when they find themselves considering whether to use physical force when it is not necessary.
Commentary roundup
  • Barack Obama: “True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day. … 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.”
  • Rosa Brooks, in Politico: “While the national media understandably puts a spotlight on Chauvin, we should not forget that three other Minneapolis police officers were also on the scene that day last May: Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. Their sheer passivity was, in some ways, more stunning than Chauvin’s casual cruelty.”
  • Quin Hillyer of The Washington Examiner: “The judicial system worked. It usually does. It won’t bring George Floyd back, or eliminate all bad policing — but police are now on notice.”
  • Michele Norris: “Can we all sing a praise song for Darnella Frazier who had the presence of mind to film that video that made such a difference.”
  • Many police shootings are justified, German Lopez of Vox has written. But Stinson, the Bowling Green professor of criminal justice, told Lopez that the number of officers charged with wrongdoing “seems extremely low.”
  • Rodney Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, called for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would make it easier to prosecute police officers for misconduct. The House has passed it, and Biden favors it.
  • In Times Opinion, Esau McCaulley writes about the verdict.
More Times coverage
  • Minneapolis residents greeted the verdict with joy and relief. “We matter,” one woman said outside the convenience store where Floyd was killed.
  • Racial justice activists saw the trial as a step toward a larger goal. “We have not yet dealt with the disease,” a pastor in Chicago said.
  • These photos show reactions to the verdict around the country.
  • An officer fatally shot a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. The police said she had threatened two other girls with a knife.

The New York Times

In Photos: America Reacts to the Derek Chauvin Verdict

Scenes from around the country after Mr. Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

Cheers erupted in Minneapolis on Tuesday after a jury found the former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.

The verdict capped a three-week trial that captivated America. With often-emotional testimony, prosecutors sought to highlight who Mr. Floyd was, repeatedly playing the widely viewed bystander footage of his death and arguing that Mr. Chauvin knew he was harming the man whose neck he was kneeling on, but did not stop.

During a news conference after the decision was announced, Mr. Floyd’s family and supporters celebrated but noted how rarely officers are convicted after using lethal force. Many mentioned Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white officer during Mr. Chauvin’s trial.

“He should still be here,” Mr. Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd said of Mr. Wright. “We have to march. We will have to do this for life. We have to protest because it seems like this is a never-ending cycle.”

The Times positioned photographers around the country to capture reactions to the verdict. Here’s what they saw.

— Aidan Gardiner

Latest Updates

More live coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial and reactions from around the country.

Awaiting the Verdict

Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, people watched a live feed of the courtroom on a phone.

Credit…Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

In Minneapolis, demonstrators gathered outside the Hennepin Country Government Center, where the trial was held.

Credit…Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, television coverage of the trial drew viewers.

Hearing the News

Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, the crowd outside the Hennepin County Government Center erupted with joy.

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

At George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, a sign was updated near the memorial at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Mr. Floyd was killed.

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, protesters celebrated the guilty verdict.

Credit…Annie Mulligan for The New York Times

In Houston, Dennis Glenn and Greg Brown, alumni of Jack Yates High School, Mr. Floyd’s alma mater, comforted Ceci Munoz in front of the school.

Credit…Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

In Minneapolis, Courteney Ross, Mr. Floyd’s girlfriend, cheered outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the verdict.

Officials Speak

Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times

In Washington, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked down the Capitol steps to address reporters.

Credit…Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times

Credit…Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, Philonise Floyd, left, a brother of George Floyd, wiped a tear. At right, Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the Floyd family, held the hand of Donald Williams, who witnessed the episode last May.

Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

In Washington, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden addressed the nation from the White House.

Streets Filled With Relief and Joy

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, a band played at George Floyd Square.

Credit…Allison Zaucha for The New York Times

In Los Angeles, demonstrators celebrated from a street corner.

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

Credit…Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, onlookers embraced.

Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times

In Washington, the guilty verdict prompted dancing.

Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, a demonstrator stood on top of a vehicle.

Credit…Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, even grills were taken to the area near George Floyd Square.

Credit…Carlos Javier Ortiz for The New York Times

In Chicago, where last week officials released video of Officer Eric Stillman fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo, a small group protested at the Richard J. Daley Center.

Credit…Earl Wilson/The New York Times

In New York, people consoled each other outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Credit…Allison Zaucha for The New York Times

In Los Angeles, demonstrators chanted and danced.

Credit…Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, George Floyd Square was filled to the brim by those who had come to celebrate and pay their respects to Mr. Floyd.

Credit…Xavier Burrell for The New York Times

In Louisville, protesters gathered outside of the Jefferson County Hall of Justice.

Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, a visitor photographed Mr. Floyd’s memorial tombstone in the “Say Their Names” cemetery.

Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

In Minneapolis, demonstrators held picket signs with Mr. Floyd’s face outside the Hennepin County Government Center.

Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times

In San Francisco, protesters gathered at the 24th and Mission BART station to celebrate the verdict and protest police brutality.

Credit…Simbarashe Cha for The New York Times

In New York, demonstrators knelt in solidarity with Mr. Floyd near Penn Station.

Credit…Annie Mulligan for The New York Times

In Houston, Ashton P. Woods, a founder of Black Lives Matter Houston, spoke to those gathered for a vigil at dusk at MacGregor Park.

Credit…Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times

In New York, demonstrators joined hands as they marched through Brooklyn.

Credit…Hilary Swift for The New York Times

In New York, protesters chanted as they walked across the Manhattan Bridge.

Produced by Heather Casey, Sarah Eckinger, Rebecca Halleck and Jennifer Mosbrucker

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Correction: April 21, 2021

An earlier version of this article misidentified the location of a demonstration in New York City. It was near Penn Station, not Times Square.

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