Today will be remembered as a day when justice was served. Derek Chauvin was found guilty on the counts of murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. The Fredericksburg NAACP rejoices and is hopeful with this verdict. Minneapolis may be a thousand miles away, but the Fredericksburg NAACP watched how the murder of George Floyd impacted our city and we mourned with the nation. No amount of justice will bring Gianna’s father back. The same way a reasonable police officer would never suffocate an unarmed man to death, a reasonable justice system would recognize its roots in white supremacy and end qualified immunity. Police are here to protect, not lynch. We will not rest until all in our community have the right to breathe. The Fredericksburg NAACP calls on Governor Ralph Northam to hold a special session to end Qualified Immunity. The Fredericksburg NAACP calls on the Fredericksburg Police Department and City Council to make a statement in solidarity with our position and work towards dismantling systemic injustice. To our brothers and sisters, we love you and will continue to fight.