32BJ New Jersey On Conviction of George Floyd’s Killer: Justice Has Prevailed
The following statement is attributable to Kevin Brown, 32BJ SEIU NJ Director and Vice-president.
“Justice has prevailed. But we must not stop here. The conviction of Derek Chauvin is a step in the right direction towards ending structural racism in the United States. Let this verdict be a message that we are ready to begin holding police accountable and rebuilding our judicial system.
As Americans, we should be able to trust those who are charge with protecting us every day. However, the fact still remain the Black men continue to be a target of the police force nationwide, yet few officers are ever charged and even fewer are convicted. Our members are mostly Black and Brown workers, who have the right to feel safe when commuting to and from work.
It is our hope that this ruling brings solace to George Floyd’s family and to all those that continue mourning senseless deaths. We must not forget Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Michael Brown and all of the victims for whom justice was denied.
Together we can strive for change.”
With more than 175,000 members in 11 states, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.