US Police kill around 1,000 people every year. A small fraction are arrested, and even fewer are actually convicted.
Chauvin's trial has become the latest bellwether on efforts to address police brutality and systemic racism in America.
The former Minneapolis police officer, who knelt on George Floyd's neck, faces manslaughter and murder charges.
The mother of murdered backpacker Grace Millane told her killer she is tormented over “the terror and pain she must have experienced at your hands”. Speaking via video-link at Auckland High Court, Millane said: “As a mother I would have done anything to change places with her. I sit full of guilt knowing I couldn’t help her, that I should have been there. She died terrified and alone in a room with you”.
Nicolle Rochelle, who appeared on “The Cosby Show” in the 1990s, said she wanted to make Cosby “uncomfortable.”
Cosby is back in court after his first trial ended in a hung jury. But this time it's in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.
We need to put measures in place which encourage women to report, take survivors' needs into account, and offer them hope of fairness and justice. Centring the crime and not the complainant in a rape trial moves to address this, and sets us on the right path.
The best way to combat contemporary anti-Semitism isn't to rely on the cobwebs of the past. Rather, we need to dedicate our resolve into focusing on the present and targeting its contemporary manifestations head-on.