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Police crisis won't be solved with convictions alone. Eradicate the thin blue line.

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Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction provided relief, but no remedy.

His act was so depraved that it compelled Minneapolis’ police chief to publicly testify against his own officer, an exceedingly rare occurrence. The guilty verdict was reached by 12 jurors, but solving America’s crisis of policing will take more than that.

We cannot prosecute our way out of a policing system devised to protect the wealthy and maintain white supremacy. We need a full transformation of this so-called public safety system and the society that sustains it. I have lived in Minneapolis since 2014, and my community’s priorities are clear: We want an overhaul of our police and public safety. As the Chauvin trial was underway, police in Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis, killed another unarmed Black man, Daunte Wright.

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