The words Americans used after Chauvin verdict reveal our political divide
USA TODAY analyzed the volume and tone of talk by Congress, social media, news outlets and readers as the man who killed George Floyd was convicted.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd. Reaction to the historic verdict was as swift and massive as it was complex and varied.
Racial justice activists and the Black community responded energetically, calling the verdict a step forward for the Black Lives Matter movement. Activists in Minneapolis cheered...