The case against Chauvin will soon be adjudicated. The question is, can America handle the verdict?

The entire nation is on edge as the jury finished its deliberation as to whether Derek Chauvin is guilty of either 2nd Degree Murder, 3rd Degree Murder, or 2nd Degree Manslaughter. Or, whether he was in fact not liable for George Floyd’s death last spring and will be acquitted.

A Country on Edge

Businesses in Minneapolis are boarded up as the jury deliberates. (Photo: KARE 11)

Cities around the nation are preparing for backlash in the event of a “not guilty” verdict. Businesses all around Minneapolis have boarded their windows and officials all the way from the local Minneapolis patrol officer to the President of the United States are watching with a vested interest.

Some states, Minnesota included, have activated the National Guard to help better ensure safety for both citizens and property.