Derrick Chauvin was found guilty by a jury of his peers today all all three charges: 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter. He could spend most of the rest of his life in prison. His bail was revoked and he is in jail right now.
But this isn't 'justice'. It is accountability--and that is a pit stop on the way to 'justice'.
Justice will come when police all over America have reformed their recruitment and policies.
Justice will come when black and brown people are not killed without cause by police anywhere.
Justice will come when all people are truly considered 'equal' in our nation.
Justice will come when police truly are defending 'liberty' and enforcing the law with great restraint.
But it is a start, a beginning, a stop on the road to 'justice'.
And that causes me to take a deep breath and have 'hope' again.
I've needed that.