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  Justice was only partially served on April 20 in the George Floyd murder case when ex-police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of various charges. The Communist Party USA celebrates this verdict, a victory for justice won by people’s struggle. Much remains to be done before the racist killings of African Americans by the police ceases. Indeed, in the few weeks it took to try Chauvin, police around the country killed at least 64 people, including 20-year-old Daunte Wright of Minnesota and 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant of Ohio. In the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s death, the public heard many lies coming from the Minneapolis Police Department. The initial news release posted on the department’s website is innocuously titled “Man Dies after Medical Incident during Police Interaction.” It said that Floyd, who was not identified by name, “physically resisted officers” on the scene who had ordered him out of his vehicle.…

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The Chauvin verdict: A small step toward racial justice