Bay Area leaders and Governor Gavin Newsom went to social media to react to the recent guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin.
Mayor London Breed said in a statement,
This verdict does not bring back the life of George Floyd. It can’t replace the years of his life that were robbed from him, nor the life experiences and memories that would have been made with his friends and family. What this verdict does reflect is that the tide is turning in this country, although still too slowly, toward accountability and justice.
You can read her complete statement here.
Mayor Libby Schaaf went to Twitter to say,
Juries shouldn’t have to tell us this.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said,
George Floyd would still be alive if he looked like me. That must change.