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Click here to access the Zoom link for Trial Discussion - May 25th -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86261350739

Meeting ID: 862 6135 0739

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On May 25, the Anti-Black Racism reading group will be meeting to discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd on May 25th 2020. Since no book exists on the case yet, we have collected a series of articles about the trial from Black writers, most of them taken from Black newspapers in the United States.

None of the articles are long, so try to read at least five. See you at 7 pm on May 25th.

Reconstructing what happened on May 25th, the day George Floyd was killed:

Includes video footage:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html    

The Trial of Derek Chauvin in chronological order:  

Jury selection:
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/25/980646634/half-of-the-jury-in-the-chauvin-trial-is-non-white-thats-only-part-of-the-story

Black Lives Matter Movement influence on trial:
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/chauvin-george-floyd-trial/

How Black people can protect their wellbeing while hearing about the trial:
https://www.legacynewspaper.com/self-preservation-tips-for-black-people-watching-the-chauvin-trial/

Analysis of defense Attorney’s strategy:
https://battlefordsnow.com/2021/04/12/for-chauvins-trial-attorney-its-all-about-raising-doubt/  

Black people can’t feel safe going into stores anymore:
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/04/13/through-my-lens-black-mental-health-and-the-derek-chauvin-trial/

Retired Black NYPD Detective: Derek Chauvin Trial Highlights “Race-Based” Police Brutality Problem:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/15/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-death-policing-america

Black op-ed piece on how the trial is propaganda:
https://afro.com/chauvin-proceedings-serve-as-a-kind-of-sinister-propaganda/ 

Black prison guards prevented from overseeing Chauvin in jail:
https://afro.com/minority-officers-allege-discrimination-over-chauvin-booking/ 

Interview with ex-black chief from California about what has gone wrong with policing:
http://sacobserver.com/2021/04/veteran-lawman-calvin-handy-on-how-to-make-the-killing-stop/ 

The “qualified immunity” defense for police officers:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/20/george-floyd-derek-chauvin-killer-mike-police?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Minnesota’s court house has been made into a fort, to guard against external attacks:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/opinion/sunday/george-floyd-daunte-wright-minnesota.html?referringSource=articleShare 

Derek Chauvin found guilty:
https://www.thefloridastar.com/articles/derek-chauvin-found-guilty-on-all-counts-for-murder-of-george-floyd/

https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/guilty-chauvin-found-guilty-on-all-charges/ 

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with BLM co-founder after Chauvin verdict:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/04/21/amanpour-chauvin-verdict-black-lives-matter-cofounder-opal-temeti.cnn 

Poem:
https://sfbayview.com/2021/04/ode-to-george-floyd-a-poverty-skola-in-amerikkklan/