George Floyd's cousin 'confident' as trial begins in Minneapolis

After sitting through the first few juror selections, George Floyd’s cousin said Tuesday she is feeling “optimistic” about the outcome of the trial of the police officer charged for killing her family member in a case that set off a surge of anti-racist activism throughout the United States. “It’s a bittersweet feeling for us,” said Shareeduh Tate, who represented Floyd’s family in the courtroom on the first day of former officer Derek Chauvin’s trial. “The reason why we’re here is not ever going to be something to celebrate,” she told AFP. “But we’re excited that the judicial process is getti…

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