It was a mixed grill of emotions, taking in the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday.
Today we highlight what American Pastors said about the landmark decision
In a video clip, Jamal Bryant, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, who traveled to Minnesota to pray with Floyd’s family and give help, was heard exclaiming “wow!” when they learned the outcome of the highly charged case that had captivated the world’s attention for months.
On Wednesday morning, Bryant thanked everyone who contributed to the moment that filled many communities across America with joy and hope.
The verdict on Chauvin’s conduct on Tuesday was cathartic for Rev. Willie Bodrick of the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
“I think it restores faith for us to get the guilty verdict,” he told CBS Boston. “It shows that people’s protests, their voices, have been heard.”
President Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, dubbed Floyd’s murder “a murder in broad daylight” and the verdict “a move forward” in remarks on Tuesday.