An ecstatic Whitney Lewis leaned out a auto window waving a "Black Lives Matter" flag in a growing traffic jam of revelers.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey spoke of creating a more equitable, resilient and just Boston during a City Hall appearance Tuesday evening.
And I know the importance of the African proverb, 'When you pray, move your feet.' And our work here in the city of Boston must continue. "Systemic racism is a stain on the nation's soul".
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley shared similar sentiments regarding an unjust legal system in America.
"Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice. because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous for justice", she told reporters. True justice would be George Floyd, alive today, at home with his fiancé, children, and siblings.
"If the Minnesota Supreme Court were to reverse Noor's third-degree murder conviction, that would nearly certainly invalidate Chauvin's as well", Sampsell-Jones said.
"I think everybody in the country is anxiously awaiting that decision", he said.
The SPD understands many people may be inspired to collectively voice their on-going concerns about the criminal justice system in our country. "We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized". He was convicted in the 2017 shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of Australia and the USA who was killed after she called 911 to report a potential sexual assault behind her home. "This verdict brings us a step closer".
Below, what MA elected officials are saying about the verdict in the case. The intersection of race and law enforcement has always been contentious in the United States, underscored by a series of deadly incidents involving white police officers and Black people in a number of American cities in recent years. The jury reached a verdict a day after the prosecution and the defense presented their closing arguments in the trial.
The 12 sequestered jurors considered three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses including bystanders, police officials and medical experts along with hours of video evidence in the most high-profile USA case involving accusations of police misconduct in decades.
Crowd awaits verdict at trial over Floyd's death
It has repeatedly pointed to the viral video as the best case for convicting the former Minneapolis police officer of murder. Darnella Frazier, the teenager who took the video that went viral, said Floyd was "scared" and "begging for his life".
"Use your common sense".
Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Police officers in the USA have rarely been convicted of murder.
MA protests have mostly remained peaceful, Baker added.
Chauvin, 45, could be handed decades behind bars for Floyd's May 25, 2020 killing, which sparked protests against racial injustice around the world and is being seen as a landmark test of police accountability.
A few merchants on Boston's Newbury Street before the verdict boarded up stores.
"People are just on edge here, waiting for that verdict". Derek Chauvin and three other officers were fired days after the incident occurred.
Others were not so confident the trial would result in a guilty verdict.
"Today, we are able to breathe again", he said.
The jury had three options upon a guilty verdict.
Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death.