Chauvin’s Murder of Floyd Was a Crime Against Humanity
race, segregation, apartheid, policing, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin
After noting Chauvin's convictions, Oh argues that "[t]he crime that the jury should have been able to consider and deliberate upon, however, is one that they had no jurisdiction to enforce—a crime against humanity, specifically, the crime of apartheid."
Ultimately, recognizing Floyd's murder as a crime against humanity is "about clearly connecting racist policing and the persistence of racial segregation, so that we can transform policing rather than merely seeking individual accountability for individual police officers like Chauvin."
Oh, Reginald, "Chauvin’s Murder of Floyd Was a Crime Against Humanity" (2021). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1183.