Nation feels collective relief, but no joy, in verdict

George Floyd’s murder didn’t come as a shock to fellow Blacks. But that his killer — a white police officer — was found guilty, did.

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Opinion

April 21, 2021 - 8:35 AM

Protesters march around downtown Minneapolis near the courthouse calling for justice for George Floyd after closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial ended on Monday, April 19, 2021. in Minneapolis. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

George Floyd’s murder didn’t come as a shock to fellow Blacks.

But that his killer — a white police officer — was found guilty, did.

Waves of relief swept the country Tuesday at the news of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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