Closing arguments were Monday in the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The case now heads to the jury for deliberations. Chauvin is accused of killing George Floyd in May 2020, after keeping a knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes while making an arrest.
This ignited national protests and calls for police reform. This weekend demonstrators rallied in Hackensack to protest the killing of Duante Wright, one of the most recent in a series of deadly police encounters with Black people across the country.
People’s Organization for Progress Chair Larry Hamm, an activist for five decades, has led weekly rallies against racism and police brutality. He discusses whether those efforts have brought any change.