The Law Delivered Justice to George Floyd
Time for us to jump on and have a chat to out ABC news journalist Iskander Razzak. Of course, if we're looking at international news, the George Floyd verdict was what we were waiting on around 6 30 this morning glued to the phone to see what was going to happen. Good afternoon, a scandal. Good afternoon. Just center? Yes. Alot of the U. S. Was really waiting to see what happened. And former police Officer Derek Shoven convicted off second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter. The most serious of those counts, has a maximum penalty of 40 years. In in prison for the murder of George Floyd May 2020 was when it all happened had Imagine it was it was a year ago. It seems so. So recently yet so far at the same time, I can't believe it was a year ago. Yeah, exactly and let's let's bring her back. I mean, Um, it was all over a $20 alleged suspected counterfeit bills to buy some cigarettes that resulted in this horrendous scene that You know, more than 40. People saw I were called to trial to bear witness as to what they saw and spools hours upon hours of mobile phone vision. In many ways the result was obvious or should have been obvious because of the amount of evidence But in the U. S. Police officers in former police officers seldom get charged for Second degree murder or third degree murder or manslaughter, and even it's even rarer for them to be found guilty. So this is a breakthrough in some ways. George Floyd's family, the brother said, You know I can breathe now we can breathe now. Sort of reflecting the coals. He had that he couldn't brave George Floyd when he was dying. But beyond the joy is, as we said, it's more relief than anything. If this had not bean guilty verdict who knows what would happen in the U. S because the tension building But at the same time It has to be said This isn't the end.