Everyone in America is anxiously awaiting the Derek Chauvin trial verdict. That includes the president: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. I think it’s overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered now.” Even with a jury sequestered, I still think it’s a bad idea for presidents to comment on criminal trials in progress, even if the former president commented on everything. Since I’m not a president, let me say of the evidence that I think it’s overwhelming. But we’ve seen this show before. So prepare for anything.

+ NPR: Minnesota Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Racial Injustice. (I was teaching high school in Brooklyn when a group of my students left to join a march against racial injustice. That was 1992. At long last we’ve got to actually change this narrative.)