The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 21st, 2021 morning edition

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said the Derek Chauvin verdict was "accountability," but not justice.

"We must boldly root out the cancer of systemic racism and police violence against people of color," Sanders said.

Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said the verdict in the trial of fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin represented "accountability" but not justice.

"The jury's verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd.

Chauvin on Tuesday was found guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

In a statement on the verdict, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said, "I would not call today's verdict justice, however—because justice implies restoration. »

Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd's death

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Reaction: Derek Chauvin convicted on all 3 charges in the death of George Floyd.

For reference, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced to 12.5 years after being convicted of both third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in 2019.

The defense argued Floyd died from the combination of his underlying health issues, illegal drug use and resisting officers. »

Apple officially unveils AirTag item tracker

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During its Spring Loaded event, Apple has finally unveiled the long-rumored and profusely leaked AirTag, its item tracker integrated into the Find My network.

AirTags can be attached to any item in order to track it using the Find My app.

If one of your Apple devices notices that you’ve been carrying an AirTag that’s not yours, it will alert you. »

Derek Chauvin jury reaches a verdict

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President Biden was not looking to influence the Derek Chauvin trial with his comments on the expected verdict Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, noting he felt it was appropriate to weigh in on the trial at this moment since the jury is sequestered.

Biden told reporters earlier in the Oval Office in response to a question from CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that he is “praying that the verdict is the right verdict, which is I think it’s overwhelming in my view.

Psaki also said she doesn’t think Biden felt as if he was “weighing in on the verdict,” in his comments, but rather conveying compassion towards the family. »