The Chauvin verdict is just a small step
On this morning after the verdict, I’m thinking back to the case of Walter McMillian, who was on death row in Alabama. Walter was the subject of the book (and movie) “Just Mercy.” On the day of the crime for which he was to be electrocuted to death, Walter was working on his truck in the morning and attending a family barbecue in the afternoon. He never went to town that day and there were dozens of witnesses to that effect. His conviction was based on a jailhouse snitch and a laughably inaccurate description of what was supposed to be his truck.