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Karl-Anthony Towns Reacts on the Verdict, Voices “Justice, While Being Bittersweet, Showed Itself

Karl-Anthony Towns

The George Floyd murder case culminated today with former police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges and could face up to 40 years in prison. This trial was in the public eyes as the killing of Floyd sparked protests and marches all around the country.

With this sentence, the family of George Floyd and the state of Minnesota breathed a huge sigh of relief. This is also a step towards racial equality in the country, which has been plagued by a systematic imbalance towards race.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns hailed this verdict as a huge stepping stone towards a better tomorrow. In the post-game press conference, he said, Sometimes, the people who are right don’t win. It is a tough fact that you gotta swallow. However, I’m glad that there is some sort of sense. We’re just seeing the word accountability actually being shown.”

He continued, “It is just a great moment for all of us. The word accountability gained some actual meaning today. Justice, while being bittersweet, also showed itself today. However, it is bittersweet because it costed a life to see a moment like this. It is just one of those moments you fear will happen again if certain reforms do not take place.”

Karl-Anthony Towns himself belongs to a community that has long been oppressed in America. Black Latino people, more often than not, have been treated with disdain. Towns has shown everyone that a person can come out of that life and also be successful.

Karl-Anthony Towns

This verdict will go a long way in setting an example in the American Public. In a country that is riddled with stories of police brutality and injustice towards certain communities, moments like these can create a positive  impact


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