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There are 3 comments on Derek Chauvin Trial: BU Community Reacts to the Guilty Verdict

  1. BIPOCS can’t exist in this country without being slaughtered. Just as the country was acknowledging the guilty verdict of Chauvin, a 16 yr old black girl was murdered by the police in OH–the very same police that she called for help because of an altercation taking place at her house. It’s like law enforcement are trained to invoke the 3/5 compromise rule when engaging with black people. Deadly force with a child? And she was the original person calling for help. We are literally so tired of this. It’s heartbreaking. we’re literally just asking to not be murdered like dogs in the street. That’s it.

  2. This cannot go on. I hope more people at BU join in to stop police violence. Mass Action Against Police Brutality @maapb617 on IG and Families for Justice as Healing @pplnotprisons on IG are two great groups to consider.

  3. Reading the opinions expressed by the BU community I am dismayed. There is little-to-no concern about due process. Due process is necessary when one is guilty as well as innocent.

    I wonder, would anyone that disagrees dare post?

    The trial did not mention black and brown people. That does not mean one can’t think racism cause this tragedy. But that said, almost all the comments are in lockstep.

    There is much about this case that has been important yet the same single issue is addressed. There are other issues, perhaps resisting arrest being one. Certainly resisting arrest should not be a death sentence, but not resisting can help ensure a lesser risk.

    At least we can discuss the reasons why people resist arrest. History is certainly a common reason as is anxiety. Let’s not just be an echo chamber. I am truly shocked that the BU community is being so myopic. It’s at times like this we most, not least, need to think outside the box and discuss all aspects.

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