We know that Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd, was white and that Floyd was black. But do we know that racism was part of Chauvin’s motivation for the ultimately deadly hold he put on Garner?
Well, Joe Biden knows what was in Chauvin’s head. But as the Washington Times notes, the prosecution didn’t think it knew, or could prove it knew, and never including racism as an aggravating factor in its charges.
Those in the White House who always praise “science” don’t seem to want to apply the same rigor when it comes to social issues.
According to the Times:
The racism angle was conspicuously absent from the Derek Chauvin courtroom drama, but not the post-trial push by Democrats for ambitious policing legislation.
President Biden and other Democrats wasted no time after Tuesday’s guilty verdict in trying to link George Floyd’s murder to “systemic racism,” rewriting the prosecution narrative as part of a full-court press for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Mr. Biden called Floyd’s death “a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism … that is a stain our nation’s soul” and “the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans.”
“The jury has reached a just verdict. But nothing will bring back George Floyd or all those who should still be alive,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat. “We must move urgently to defeat systemic racism in all its forms and the Senate must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”