We might have broken our social contract with society, our communities, our families and ourselves, and we are paying the consequences, but there are times like Thanksgiving Day when humanity supersedes everything else, and we get the chance to prove to ourselves and others that we are still human.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I want you to join me on an important journey. Before we commence, I’ll let you in on our destination: the kingdom of truth. Few who set out on a journey to the kingdom of truth ever reach their destination. But today, people of the jury, I can promise you, that is where we shall arrive.
As I sat down waiting for the jury to return the verdict in the Chauvin case, I was apprehensive because I felt that this was going to be one more occasion in which we would be told that the video evidence was not conclusive in the determination of Floyd’s death.