Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years In Prison

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The judge presiding over the Derek Chauvin case has sentenced the former Minneapolis Police Officer to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.

Back in April, Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. 

In accordance with Minneapolis law, Chavin could have faced up to 40 years. In this case, the prosecution asked for 20 years while Chauvin's attorney asked for probation and time served.

Chauvin will be credited with 199 days of time served and will be kept in solitary confinement.

Prior to the sentencing hearing, Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill ruled that aggravating factors could be applied to the sentence -- thus increasing the possibiltiy for a longer sentence.

According to Judge Cahill, those factors were:

  • Chauvin abused a position of trust and authority
  • Chauvin treated George Floyd with "particular cruelty"
  • Children were present during the crimes
  • Chauvin committed the crime "as a group with the active participation of at least three other persons"

During the sentencing hearing, Chauvin only spoke briefly.

"I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family. There's going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind," said Chauvin.

After a short recess, Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill issued the sentence.

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Certainly a step in the right direction, although since he had a badge on at the time he should have gotten life, but the legal system did a good job this time. Protests work, this is proof. Now we need to work harder to strip qualified immunity and hold all "law enforcement" accountable for depriving citizens of their rights, which happens everyday. 

“Protests work”.

Yeah, and only $2 billion plus in damages including a lot of minority owned businesses ;)

Those weren't the protestors, those were people that took advantage of the protests for their own selfish gain. The fact that they damaged "minority owned" businesses while the real protestors were protesting a minorities death should prove to you they were not part of the protests. It's been proven, the looters even said themselves that they are taking advantage of the situation, law enforcement says they were not part of the protests. To say otherwise is simply lying.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/downtown-chicago-looting-mayor_n_5f314858c5b64d7a55f63a4a

https://www.newsweek.com/looters-exploited-protests-now-black-owned-businesses-are-picking-pieces-1509777

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-05/looting-protests-george-floyd

Either way a murdering cop was actually held accountable for his actions, so the protests worked for sure in this situation.

Apparently you’re the liar! Nowhere did your sources claim that was the opinion of “law enforcement”.

Your first source was the opinion of Mayor Beetlejuice, the second the opinion of a victim of the rioting/ looting, the third didn’t support your claim at all since the rioters themselves claimed it was a form of “demonstation” ;)

“Authorities” nothing about “law enforcement”. Also says most not all ;)

Really, is that all you have? Arguing the accepted definition of a word? You are too far gone. I have proven you wrong for at least the third time this month, just accept it.

To claim that those out looting and burning at night were not some of the same ones demonstrating during the day is ignorant!

But hey I’m used to you making ignorant remarks so it doesn’t surprise me ;)

 

Up until now the ONLY opinion from “law enforcement” you’ve offered up was that of the Police Chief in Bellevue, Washington.

You are right, I should not have expected you to have the intellectual ability to move on.

Haha you should talk.

Bottom line BLM / Antifa are responsible for the rioting and looting that caused over $2 billion in damages…a lot of it to minority owned businesses which will never recover! The truth is they don’t give a squirt about “black lives “ if they did they would be speaking out about what’s going on in Chicago right now ;)

Steve Mylett…the guy who “bowed down” to BLM protestors says a lot about him.

 

Blanco.... Any dialogue with ME ME is an exercise in futility. You are essentially engaging in a battle of wits with a completely unarmed person. What's the point? His perception of the world is hopelessly warped. 

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