Nicolle Wallace and Neal Katyal discussed Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's remarks after his press conference, wherein he announced increased charges for George Floyd's killer from third-degree murder to second-degree, and also charges for the other three officers on the scene who participated. As the state's AG, the Floyd family wanted him to be the one to head up the prosecution team, and two days after he took over, we can understand why.
One of the most interesting things AG Ellison noted at the end of his presser, though, is that typically police brutality cases are under-prosecuted. Wallace asked Katyal to expand on that.
That's a painfully apt comparison to the real-life court case that inspired "The Accused." If it was so hard to hold civilians accountable for cheering on a crime they could have easily stopped, how much harder will it be to hold police officers accountable, given the Blue Line? Katyal was encouraged that the charges were brought, though, and went on to highlight the longer-lasting change that needs to take place.
Nice subtle shade, there, Katyal...but point taken. Brutality against Black people has been the lifeblood of police departments since the inception of law enforcement in this nation. The longest lasting way to change it is to vote out the racists at every level, from local to national. We can feel happy that Steve King will not be in Congress next year, but how big a victory is it, considering he should never have been elected in the first place, and how long he stayed?