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Idaho Matters Explores Accountability Versus Justice After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of Murder

George Floyd Officer Trial
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A crowd gathers at George Floyd Square after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd Tuesday, Idaho Matters checks in with two people engaged in racial justice work in Idaho. We talk about what this moment means, and why they say there's still a long way to go to attain justice in America.

Our guests today:

  • Tai Simpson with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Jeremy Woodson from the ACLU of Idaho

Note: Jeremy Woodson is a member of Boise State Public Radio's Community Advisory Board.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.