Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, more than one year after Floyd’s death sparked an international movement against police brutality. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin’s murder trial, handed down a sentence of 270 monthsContinue reading “Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd”

Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest

Charges have been dismissed against a trucker who drove into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd last year. In an online court session on Friday, Bogdan Vechirko entered into a “continuance without prosecution” agreement with prosecutors, according to the Star Tribune. Under the agreement, he has to remain law-abiding for the nextContinue reading “Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest”

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

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 Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained Floyd lastContinue reading “Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death”

Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

The Justice Department has filed federal criminal charges against Derek Chauvin, accusing the former police officer of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of George Floyd. Floyd died after Chauvin pressed on his neck for more than nine minutes on the pavement outside a convenience store last year in Minneapolis. Three other formerContinue reading “Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others”

Report: Feds Plan To Indict Chauvin And Other Officers On Civil Rights Violation Charges

Justice Department officials were planning to arrest former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the courthouse earlier this month after spending months collecting evidence to indict Chauvin on federal police brutality charges if he had not been found guilty of murdering George Floyd, or if the case ended in mistrial, the Star Tribune reported early Thursday. Continue reading “Report: Feds Plan To Indict Chauvin And Other Officers On Civil Rights Violation Charges”

Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll

Nearly half of all Republicans questioned in a new poll said that they believe former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly convicted of murdering George Floyd. A total of 46 percent of respondents to the CBS News/YouGov poll who identified as Republican say the Hennepin County jury reached the “wrong verdict.” Only 10 percent of Democrats said theContinue reading “Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll”

The making of a right-wing martyr: Conservatives treat Derek Chauvin’s conviction as an act of war

Turning a dead-eyed murderer like Derek Chauvin into a martyr shows that the right has no limits on its open racism Throwing Derek Chauvin under the bus should have been a no-brainer for the “I’m not a racist” crowd. The pretense behind “blue lives matter” has been that it’s not that conservatives are racist but that Black LivesContinue reading “The making of a right-wing martyr: Conservatives treat Derek Chauvin’s conviction as an act of war”

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