"I feel very nervous. His family continues his legacy through the George Floyd Memorial Foundation".
"I will miss him, but now I know he's in history", he said. Williams, 31, doubled over with emotion, covered his face and wept. A government lawyer told the jury, "This case is exactly what you thought when you saw it first, when you saw that video".
"It was a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see", Biden said of the death of George Floyd, who died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes, and whose death ignited nationwide protests.
"You can believe your eyes", Schleicher said.
"I think this was a real wake-up call for a lot of people a year ago".
In St. Louis, a police association of about 260 predominantly Black officers called the verdict important but "a pebble in the ocean".
George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder
"Yet, why should we be thankful for something that is right?"
The trial had only ended on Monday, and the roughly 10-hour jury deliberation was faster than most television news analysts had predicted. Chauvin was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately after the verdict was read.
"The entire nation saw the tragic murder of George Floyd on television", she said. "I've been praying for George every day, every morning at 6 a.m".
'The "abolish prisons" leaving my body when derek chauvin is found guilty on all 3 counts, ' one user said. The way he was murdered was awful!
Moore, Quarles and Asante identify as Black men.
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"We feeling good. We thank everybody that stood with us. They deserve better from their country", Bates said. "That's why we must recommit to fight for equal justice".
"I don't have any sense of satisfaction", he said.
Lisbon was one of 19 people arrested by police last September during a Black Lives Matter march.
"We're all so relieved, not just one verdict but all three".
Law enforcement in many cities had prepared for unrest. Just after the verdict was delivered, the president was on the phone with members of Floyd's family.
McCollum said it's time to "reimagine policing", for example, by using technology similar to speed cameras to replace traffic stops.
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And in Portland, Oregon, which has seen repeated protests and vandalism since Floyd's death, the mayor declared a state of emergency and put state police and the National Guard on standby.
Grand Rapids police earlier prepared for potential violence, particularly if the verdict had been different, and set up a small barricade in front of police headquarters on Monroe Center NW.
This verdict, though, is "a step in the right direction", she added.
"All we want is for the police to obey the law", Jones said.
The verdict should serve as a message to police, including the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), he said.
When she headed to the island's quaint downtown to wave it, the white paint reading "Hope Begins" was still wet.More news: After criticism, Biden says he will raise USA cap on refugee admissions