Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck was a slow motion disaster that ignited a Black Lives Matter protest movement that spread across the country and the world. Just as Floyd’s death marked a key moment in America’s racial history, so too will the trial of Derek Chauvin which is now underway. StarTribune: Derek Chauvin trial represents a defining moment in America’s racial history. “What began 10 months ago at the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue has transformed into nothing less than an American reckoning on justice, racial equity, the proper role of law enforcement and the historical wrongs society has perpetrated on Black people.” In his opening statement, Defense attorney Eric Nelson argued: “You will learn that Derek Chauvin did exactly what he had been trained to do over the course of his 19-year career.” Prosecuting attorney Jerry Blackwell told jurors, “You can believe your eyes, that it’s a homicide. You can believe your eyes.” Whether or not people decided to believe what they were seeing and hearing was at the core of the battle for America’s soul in 2020. That battle continues in a Minnesota courtroom. Here’s the latest from CNN.