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Live-Streaming Derek Chauvin Trial Gives a Sense of Accountability

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Derek Chauvin’s trial will be live-streamed for all the world to see beginning on March 29, 2021, which offers a measurable amount of accountability. On May 25, 2020, Chauvin, a white police officer, consciously and forcibly kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes twenty-nine seconds. The officer is standing trial for killing the victim, a Black man.

Since the world is still in a pandemic, things all over the world are being handled differently. This includes court hearings, trials, and numerous others. Fortunately, the U.S. currently lives in a society where technology is a way of life. The alternative use of platforms such as Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, and many others has become a new norm.

Derek ChauvinCommunity crusaders think such wide entry should be the way things are done now because cameras give a perception of liability and let the world see how a criminal trial operates. The largest group of people affected by police brutality are those of color or living below the poverty line. Fewer Black and Hispanic work from home, so this does not allow them to access television while at work.

“We can’t trust this system;¬†they need to be watched,” said Leslie E. Redmond, former president of the Minneapolis NAACP.

The Chauvin murder trial is the highest-profile caseDerek Chauvin Minnesota has ever experienced. Furthermore, this is the first time that a state criminal case has been on TV or live-streamed, counselors proclaim. Minnesota is one of the most prohibitive states in the country.

However, because the COVID-19 pandemic has placed restrictions on the number of individuals in the courtroom, the judge officiating this trial deviated from the norm, not only because of coronavirus limitations but also because of universal intrigue.

Police brutality is ranked highest among Blacks and Hispanics. Live-streaming Chauvin’s trial gives a sense of accountability and allows people of color to keep track of impartiality.

Written by Sharri Rogers
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


USA TODAY:¬†‘They need to be watched’: How livestreaming the Derek Chauvin trial lets people of color monitor the justice system; by Tami Abdollah

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