As you know, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Michael Tracey notes that in a “60 Minutes” appearance, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was asked why Chauvin wasn’t charged with a hate crime as well, to which he replied that they didn’t have any evidence the killing was racially motivated.

We’re frankly surprised Chauvin wasn’t charged with a hate crime, as the national narrative was that the killing was racially motivated. Mollie Hemingway notes that in his comments after the verdict, President Biden made no mistake he thought systemic racism in policing was the root cause.

He is, but Hemingway has a point.

He warned that Mitt Romney would put y’all back in chains.

Chauvin may very well have been motivated by racism, but that fact that not even Ellison tried to prove it in court says a lot. It also says a lot that Biden would use the verdict to reiterate the systemic racism in our justice system.

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