President Biden called the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial an indictment on unjust policing.
"No one should be above the law, and today's verdict sends that message. But it's not enough," said the President, who spoke from the White House.
"We can't stop here," he added, noting that "in order to deliver real change and reform, we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen or occur again."
The President cited national goals of safety and inclusion moving forward, hoping that the jury's decision can help "ensure Black and Brown people... don't fear interactions with law enforcement."
Biden said his hope for the future centers in part around a degree of comfort for parents in minority communities.
"They don't have to worry about whether their sons or daughters will come home after a grocery store run or just walking down the street or driving their car or playing in the park," he said.
"This takes acknowledging and confronting, head-on, systematic racism and the racial disparities that exist in policing and in our criminal justice system," the President declared.
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