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AOC reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict, says the fact that George Floyd had to die ‘to be seen and valued is not justice’

AOC reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict, says the fact that George Floyd had to die ‘to be seen and valued is not justice’

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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed in Tuesday after the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on multiple counts of murder and manslaughter related to the death of George Floyd.

“That a family had to lose a son, brother and father; that a teenage girl had to film and post a murder, that milions across the country had to organize and march just for George Floyd to be seen and valued is not justice,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change.”

That a family had to lose a son, brother and father; that a teenage girl had to film and post a murder, that millions across the country had to organize and march just for George Floyd to be seen and valued is not justice.And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change. https://t.co/tiDkhl9Dk4

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 20, 2021

After deliberating for under 12 hours, a Minnesota jury found Chauvin guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.

Floyd, who was 46 years old, died last May after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest while Floyd pleaded for his life and said he couldn’t breathe.

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