Justice will be abolition. ‘Justice’ whilst operating within the same systemically racist system that sanctions murder at the hands of the state isn’t enough, the only satisfactory action is eradication of the source.
Derek Chauvin being found guilty of the murder of George Floyd does however evidence the power of the collective. Had people not taken to the streets throughout the summer of 2020, had people not screamed George Floyd’s name over and over, had people not widely learned to organise and share and educate, the BBC would not now be speaking of systemic racism live on air. This is the start. When I say justice for Cynthia Jarrett, justice for Mark Duggan, justice for Cherry Groce, I say disband, disempower and disarm the police.