Elizabeth Wellington: The Derek Chauvin verdict is in. These are the lessons of this painful year, and where to go from here
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The Philadelphia Inquirer

The stress of the last year made my heart pound inside my chest Tuesday afternoon as I waited for the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. My hands shook. My head started to ache. The jury had to find Chauvin guilty. I couldn’t go on if Chauvin was set free after the way he so callously murdered George Floyd. How would the rest of the country fare? Please Lord, let the jury believe their eyes. A little after 5 p.m. Judge Peter Cahill delivered the news: The 12-person jury convicted Chauvin of second-degree murder, third degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Derek Chauvin was gui…

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