‘How do you feel about Derek Chauvin’s conviction?’

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STREET BEAT

Gina Johnson

Los Angeles

‘Great. It won’t change anything, but at least he’s going to jail.”

Kevin Davis

Los Angeles

“It’s about time. I hope this sends a message to other cops that they can’t get away with this anymore. Things have got to change in this country because we can’t go on like this.”

Irwin Martin

Los Angeles

“Maybe I’m being overly optimistic, but for today, I’m glad. Justice for once. They knew that they couldn’t come back with anything but guilty. It would have been crazy if it was anything else.”

Carolyn McKinney

Los Angeles

“I feel like I can breathe now. Strange to say that, but I just feel like I can just breathe. I feel happy, but I feel sad it happened in the first place. I guess I’m happy it’s over.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Leimert Park.