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Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:47 PM

Feds want 25 years for Chauvin for violating Floyd's rights

Source: Associated Press

By AMY FORLITI
an hour ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to sentence a former Minneapolis officer to 25 years for violating the rights of George Floyd, saying Derek Chauvin’s actions were cold-blooded and needless as he knelt on the Black man’s neck while Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.

Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to violating Floyd’s rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he became unresponsive — resulting in Floyd’s death. Chauvin, who is white, admitted he willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including unreasonable force by a police officer, during the May 2020 arrest.

Floyd’s killing sparked immediate protests in Minneapolis that spread around the U.S. and beyond in a reckoning over police brutality and discrimination involving people of color.

As part of his plea agreement, Chauvin also pleaded guilty to violating the rights of a then-14-year-old Black boy who he restrained in an unrelated case in 2017.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/death-of-george-floyd-politics-minneapolis-race-and-ethnicity-aa2d4270d9ea110db2ee0aa1bc095304

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Reply Feds want 25 years for Chauvin for violating Floyd's rights (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 22 OP
SoCalDavidS Jun 22 #1
Haggard Celine Jun 22 #2
gopiscrap Jun 23 #5
Mysterian Jun 23 #7
bucolic_frolic Jun 22 #3
orleans Jun 22 #4
The Grand Illuminist Jun 23 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:51 PM

1. It Better Run Consecutively

If it is concurrent with the sentence he already received, it's relatively meaningless, except perhaps as to where he ultimately serves out the sentence.

Let him spend the rest of his useless life in prison.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:55 PM

2. Yes, he should never get out.

That was a cold-blooded murder, and he snuffed that man's life out like it was a trifle.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:03 PM

5. Totally agree with you

all cops are useless fucking power hungry pigs

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 05:14 PM

7. Not all, but a lot more than a few bad apples

I know some outstanding officers with my local sheriff's department.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:57 PM

3. Not only did he do it, but he was in a profession that is taught to know better

It's almost like doubling down on deliberate intent

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:48 PM

4. what happened with the 14 yr old? did he kill him too?

let's see how the judge sentences.
hopefully not probation, time served, etc.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:22 PM

6. Unfortunately

He will serve his time in a comfortable, air conditioned, safe federal prison to himself where he does not have to mingle with general pop.

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