Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, spoke to our November Community Gathering about the trial and about what we can do to stop the pattern of police brutality against Black people. He urged us to model our behavior on the multiracial group of bystanders of all ages who tried to help Floyd while he was dying, even though they didn’t know him. “They did not have time to judge him,” he said, “they only had time to save him.”
Ellison read from, and signed copies of, his book about the trial, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence.
See a video of the presentation below, starting at 11:28.