Statement from the Atlanta Hawks

Moments after the verdict on the Derek Chauvin case was made public the Atlanta Hawks organization released the following statement.

“Today, inside a courthouse in Minneapolis, our nation saw legal justice served. While this verdict can never fully bring solace to the loved ones of George Floyd, it is a start in their healing and that of the entire Black community that continues to grieve his loss and countless others at the hands of senseless brutality. Last summer, the Hawks made a commitment to stand against racism and injustice and to continue denouncing the broken systems that contributed to this moment. We remain committed to being a part of the solution and using our platform to move us toward a more accepting, anti-racist society.”

Here at the Hawksbeat we stand united with the Atlanta Hawks in their off the court endeavors to promote equality for all people. We will continue to do our best covering important events and issues related to the city of Atlanta and beyond.