The outcome, experts said, was due to an overwhelming case presented by prosecutors, and because the defense could not overcome the trial’s centerpiece: the video of George Floyd gasping for air as he was pinned to the ground.
Across America, cities that were cash-strapped and beleaguered only months ago now find themselves flush with money and ready to spend. Although city leaders say their first job will be to heal the damage, many believe they will be able to go beyond that and address some of the root inequities that the pandemic laid bare.
The delay takes a deep emotional toll on the children. And it exacts a steep financial cost, too: The government estimates it spends $775 per day to shelter and care for a migrant child at an emergency shelter.
John McNesby is in the final weeks of a campaign to oust District Attorney Larry Krasner, whose surprise 2017 victory supercharged the criminal justice movement, putting a defense attorney into a job only ever held by prosecutors.
The announcement came days after he made a similar announcement about his work on Broadway, where he is also a major producer. This month, the Hollywood Reporter detailed allegations that he has bullied and physically abused people who worked for him.