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Wed May 12, 2021, 11:39 AM

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

Source: AP

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.

In his ruling dated Tuesday, Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained Floyd last year and that he treated Floyd with particular cruelty. He also cited the presence of children when he committed the crime and the fact Chauvin was part of a group with at least three other people.

Cahill said Chauvin and two other officers held Floyd handcuffed, in a prone position on the street for an “inordinate amount of time” and that Chauvin knew the restraint was dangerous.

“The prolonged use of this technique was particularly egregious in that George Floyd made it clear he was unable to breathe and expressed the view that he was dying as a result of the officers’ restraint,” Cahill wrote.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/ruling-paves-way-for-longer-sentence-in-george-floyds-death/ar-BB1gEwcs?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 12 OP
secondwind May 12 #1
Lonestarblue May 12 #2
Botany May 12 #3
COL Mustard May 12 #6
Botany May 12 #7
COL Mustard May 12 #9
Mysterian May 12 #4
intheflow May 12 #5
iluvtennis May 12 #8
BobTheSubgenius May 12 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:44 AM

1. Terrific news.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:50 AM

2. Good. I hope he is never able to leave prison.

The other three also deserve guilty verdicts for doing nothing to stop the murder.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #2)

Wed May 12, 2021, 12:26 PM

3. He is 45 now and his 2nd murder convection can carry up to a 40 year sentence (max) and ....

... the DoJ is looking to add a civil rights charge on top of that you might very well
get your wish. We might never hear about him again except if they add more charges
to him or his appeals are turned down or when he dies in custody.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:24 PM

6. There Are Other People I Want To See Imprisoned For A Long Time As Well

One person comes particularly to mind. And a few thousand of his henchmen.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #6)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:37 PM

7. You mean like the guy who has killed 700,000 Americans, was installed by Russia, and tried to...

.... overthrow the US Govt.?

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:05 PM

9. That's The Guy I Was Thinking Of

I refuse to even say his name. You know, like Voldemort.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:12 PM

4. Good news

Let there be justice.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:14 PM

5. "He also cited the presence of children..."

That's right. Waiting for the cognitive dissonance from the "But what will we tell the children?" crowd.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:48 PM

8. Great news. Fingers crossed that he gets the maximum allowable sentence. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:37 PM

10. What are your predictions?

I'm guessing there aren't that many avenues open. Protective Custody, which is much worse than it sounds. A long and truly awful stretch of prison time. A short and truly awful stretch of prison time.

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