Anthony Anderson Says Derek Chauvin Trial Was Hard To Watch
Written by BET on April 27, 2021
Black-ish star, Anthony Anderson, is sharing the overwhelming feelings he skilled whereas watching the Derek Chauvin trial. The previous Minneapolis police officer was discovered responsible on April 20 for second and third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter for the 2020 dying of George Floyd after he kneeled on his neck for greater than 9 minutes.
For Anderson, watching the trial was robust, however he additionally skilled a way of reduction following Chauvin’s responsible verdict.
“It is not justice, as a result of a person was murdered in actual time in entrance of us, reside for the world to see. However there was accountability,” Anderson mentioned talking with Yahoo Life. “I feel all of us cheered and jeered at that, as a result of very seldom will we get victories, if I’ll use that phrase, for the household, victories for the group, and victories for the world at massive.”
Anderson additionally shared that the video of Floyd’s homicide nonetheless haunts him to at the present time, and watching the trial was laborious to abdomen.
“It was very troublesome for me, in addition to numerous different folks, to sit down there and watch this. I do not assume the responsible verdict says a lot in regards to the justice system. I feel it says that individuals are bored with being sick and drained and that they are not going to face for it anymore,” shared. “When the proof is what it’s, we’ve got to maneuver accordingly. And that is what the jurors did. And that is what the prosecution did.”
The jury took roughly 10 hours to return a verdict after prosecutors and protection attorneys completed their closing statements on Monday (April 9). Chauvin, 45, was silent in court when Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict. He was instantly handcuffed, led out of the courtroom by a bailiff. Chauvin was remanded to the custody of the State of Minnesota. His bail was revoked.