Students!! The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is BIG, IMPORTANT NEWS!! Write about it! Earn up to 2 points on the final exam by writing a short post about it — you may respond to one of the articles below or any article you choose, or just tell us what you think about the case. You may post it as a “reply” to this post, or as a standalone post (using the “plus” sign above, choose “legal news response” as the category). Remember, you can also earn up to 2 points for summarizing and responding to any legal news articles, as explained in this assignment. See “Articles” tab for some articles you might want to use.
- Derek Chauvin Verdict Brings a Rare Rebuke of Police Conduct (NY Times)
- CNN.com coverage (multiple articles)
- George Floyd’s family reacts to Derek Chauvin trial verdict (FOX News)