Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson said the verdict reached in Derek Chauvin's trial is "significant" but more is needed to stop police killings.
“It’s a relief, but the celebration is premature,” Jackson told CNN's Sara Sidner near the Cup Foods where George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020. “We still have a lot of work to do. This is a first down, not a touchdown.”
Jackson specifically referenced Daunte Wright, a Black man who was shot and killed by police about 10 miles away from where Floyd died.
“We’re going to bury Daunte Thursday, the killing continues. We must break the backbone of legal lynching forever. Police killing people is getting away with legal lynching,” Jackson said.