Colbert Delivers Powerful Opening Monologue Minutes After Derek Chauvin Verdict

“It’s hard to celebrate because a man is still dead,” Colbert said in a show taped minutes after the verdict was read. “But there is a sense of relief that at least this one injustice was not compounded with indifference.”

“America still has a problem of over-policing and systemic racism. But hopefully this is a step toward a future where police being held accountable for their actions isn’t headline material ― and a hope that accountability today is a deterrent for tomorrow.”

See more of his monologue below:  

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