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    I missed the verdict bc Ive been outside, but I am so happy and like BB very surprised!

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    I'm just so happy that we're stepping in the right direction. His face when they read the verdict tho

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    https://www.10tv.com/article/news/na...c-88d047e70916

    WASHINGTON — Editor's note: Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to make a statement at 10 a.m. Eastern.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The announcement comes a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death last May, setting off a wave of relief but also sadness across the country. The Black man's death prompted months of mass protests against policing in the U.S.

    The Justice Department is already investigating whether the officers involved in Floyd's death violated Floyd's civil rights. The investigation announced Wednesday is known as a “pattern or practice" and will be a more sweeping probe of the entire department and may result in major changes to policing there, the official said. The official had direct knowledge of the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly about the upcoming announcement, planned for Wednesday morning.

    The investigation will examine practices used by police and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices and will examine the department’s handling of misconduct allegations, among other things, the person said. It's unclear how far back that will go.

    The Justice Department had no comment.

    The decision comes as President Joe Biden has promised his administration would not rest following the jury's verdict in the case. In a Tuesday evening speech, he said much more needed to be done.

    “‘I can’t breathe.’ Those were George Floyd’s last words,” Biden said. “We can’t let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words. We must not turn away. We can’t turn away.”

    The Justice Department had previously considered opening a pattern and practice investigation into the police department soon after Floyd’s death, but Attorney General Bill Barr was hesitant to do so at the time, fearing that it could cause further divisions in law enforcement amid widespread protests and civil unrest, three people familiar with the matter told the AP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    Damn I did not think Derek Chauvin would face another trial that soon after the George Floyd death over a 2017 brutality allegation. I knew Minneapolis would have to face another trial soon but it was in relation to Daunte Wright's death not somebody connected to the George Floyd murder.
    When it comes to him, people seem to have no chill. On one hand, I'm elated that something is actually being done and in a harshness that's well deserved.

    On the other......
    I almost feel like they're doing this for optics. I would prefer that they open up old cases of other cops that we KNOW did the same and got away with it rather than harp on this one guy. I get the sneaky suspicion that they think that if they bring the hammer down on Chauvin hard and over and over again that it will "appease the mob" and that they can then just return to status quo. I'm not saying that folks fighting for justice are that stupid to fall for it, but there are different degrees of people fighting for justice too. The ones that don't really do much to protest but watched the news and didn't agree with he did and said in passing that it was wrong, will go back to sleep if they just really punish this one "bad apple" harshly instead of actually using this energy and efforts to overhaul the entire system which is MORE than broken. It's far from just "one bad apple". And NEEDS to be addressed.

    Essentially, making him the face of "See. We did something. Now be happy with that".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    When it comes to him, people seem to have no chill. On one hand, I'm elated that something is actually being done and in a harshness that's well deserved.

    On the other......
    I almost feel like they're doing this for optics. I would prefer that they open up old cases of other cops that we KNOW did the same and got away with it rather than harp on this one guy. I get the sneaky suspicion that they think that if they bring the hammer down on Chauvin hard and over and over again that it will "appease the mob" and that they can then just return to status quo. I'm not saying that folks fighting for justice are that stupid to fall for it, but there are different degrees of people fighting for justice too. The ones that don't really do much to protest but watched the news and didn't agree with he did and said in passing that it was wrong, will go back to sleep if they just really punish this one "bad apple" harshly instead of actually using this energy and efforts to overhaul the entire system which is MORE than broken. It's far from just "one bad apple". And NEEDS to be addressed.

    Essentially, making him the face of "See. We did something. Now be happy with that".
    I bet its yes at least one of the killers have been convicted except they are now piled up with other police brutality cases and wondering if these other parts of the USA will these accused cops go on trial. Its more of a damn we're hit again but harder.

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    https://fox40.com/news/derek-chauvin...of-misconduct/

    MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — The defense attorney for Derek Chauvin has filed a motion asking for a new trial for the former police officer who was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

    Eric Nelson’s motion argues a new trial is valid for 10 different reasons, including prosecutorial and jury misconduct and denying a change of venue.

    Chauvin, 45, was found guilty on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The second-degree murder count, the most serious charge, carries up to 40 years in prison.

    Chauvin’s legal team argues in the court documents filed Tuesday that the jury should have been sequestered for the duration of the trial and told to “avoid all media which resulted in jury exposure to prejudicial publicity regarding the trial during the proceedings.”

    They also argue that the court failing to order Morries Hall, a friend of George Floyd, to testify violated Chauvin’s rights under the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

    Hall used his Fifth Amendment rights to refuse self-incrimination from his testimony. Chauvin’s defense team had subpoenaed him to testify that Floyd took opioid pills before the arrest and appeared to fall into a deep sleep at some point.

    There was speculation that the comments from California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters and the interview given by a juror on ABC’s Good Morning America could give the defense stronger grounds in an appeal or request a new trial.

    Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was declared dead after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes on May 25. Floyd was arrested on suspicion of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes at a convenience store. His death sparked protests and civil unrest in Minneapolis and across the U.S. over police brutality, at points turning violent.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...floyd-n1272332

    Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd
    Prosecutors had asked that Chauvin receive 30 years in prison. His lawyer sought probation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...floyd-n1272332

    Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd
    Prosecutors had asked that Chauvin receive 30 years in prison. His lawyer sought probation.
    I was hoping for the full 30 years, but considering the fact that finally a murdering cop was convicted I guess it's one small victory. It sets a precedent.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/u...smid=url-share

    Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd?s Rights

    A federal prosecutor said he would ask a judge to sentence Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, to 25 years in prison, extending his state prison term by two and a half years.

    By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    Dec. 15, 2021
    ST. PAUL, Minn. ? Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a federal charge that he used his position as a Minneapolis police officer to violate George Floyd?s constitutional rights, a move expected to extend Mr. Chauvin?s time in prison beyond a decades-long state sentence for murdering Mr. Floyd.

    Mr. Chauvin, 45, pleaded guilty in the U.S. courthouse in St. Paul, an appearance that was most likely among the longest periods he had spent outside a prison cell since a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in April. Since then, he has been held in solitary confinement in Minnesota?s only maximum-security prison, where he is allowed out of his 10-foot by 10-foot cell for one hour a day.

    A federal prosecutor said in court that the government had reached a plea deal with Mr. Chauvin under which prosecutors would seek to have him imprisoned for 25 years. That sentence would run concurrently with his state sentence, meaning it would lengthen Mr. Chauvin?s prison term by about two and a half years.

    Under the proposed sentence and rules about credit for good behavior, the earliest Mr. Chauvin would be released from prison would likely be around 2042, when he would be in his mid-60s. The sentence will ultimately be up to a judge at a later hearing.

    When Mr. Chauvin entered the courtroom, wearing an orange jumpsuit, he acknowledged his mother and other family members sitting in court. During the proceedings, Mr. Chauvin answered a series of questions from Judge Paul Magnuson and a prosecutor about the terms of the agreement.

    Allen Slaughter, a federal prosecutor in Minnesota, asked Mr. Chauvin, ?As Mr. Floyd lay on the ground, handcuffed and unresisting, you kept your knees on Mr. Floyd?s neck and body even after Mr. Floyd became unresponsive, correct??

    ?Correct,? Mr. Chauvin responded. He also agreed that his actions had caused Mr. Floyd?s death.

    The terms of the plea agreement call for Mr. Chauvin to serve his time in a federal prison, which is generally considered to be safer and could separate Mr. Chauvin from prisoners he may have arrested. The agreement would also prohibit Mr. Chauvin, who was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department one day after Mr. Floyd?s death, from ever working as a police officer again.

    Mr. Chauvin, who is white, admitted in court that he had violated the constitutional right of Mr. Floyd to be free from unreasonable seizures, which include unreasonable force by a police officer. Mr. Chauvin knelt on the neck of Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, for nine and a half minutes in May 2020 as he lay handcuffed, face down on a South Minneapolis street corner.

    Mr. Chauvin also pleaded guilty on Wednesday to another federal charge of violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old boy in 2017, and agreed that he had held the boy by the throat, struck him in the head with a flashlight and pressed his knee on the neck of the teenager, who is Black, without justification. The teenager, who has not been publicly identified, sat in the courtroom during the proceedings, as did relatives of Mr. Floyd.

    Outside of the courthouse, Mr. Floyd?s relatives said they were glad that Mr. Chauvin had accepted accountability and would probably serve more time in prison, but they added that little had changed for their family. Brandon Williams, one of Mr. Floyd?s nephews, said prosecutors should have charged Mr. Chauvin in 2017 for the assault on the teenager, rather than in May, when they also charged him for Mr. Floyd?s death.

    ?Had he been held accountable for what he did in 2017 to that minor, George Floyd would still be here,? Mr. Williams said. ?Today, he had a chance to blow kisses and give air hugs to his family. We can?t do that to our loved one who?s not here.?

    Mr. Floyd?s relatives left the courthouse to return to Minneapolis, where they have been supporting the family of Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb in April. Kimberly Potter, the officer, who later resigned, was charged with manslaughter and is currently on trial.

    Mr. Chauvin?s mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, who defended her son when a judge sentenced him for murder in June, did not respond to a reporter?s questions as she left the courthouse on Wednesday.

    At that June sentencing hearing, Mr. Chauvin appeared to refer to a potential plea deal with federal prosecutors when he gave condolences to Mr. Floyd?s family and said that he hoped future events would give the family ?some peace of mind.?

    Many legal experts said the federal government?s case against him was strong, and a conviction at trial could have resulted in a life sentence.

    The plea will also spare Minneapolis residents from the specter of an additional trial, though there are still several more legal proceedings related to Mr. Floyd?s death.

    Mr. Floyd was a grandfather, a former rapper and a security guard who had lost his job at a nightclub when it closed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The harrowing footage of him gasping for air beneath an impassive Mr. Chauvin ignited protests in cities around the world, and led to the firing and arrest of Mr. Chauvin and three other officers at the scene.

    Federal prosecutors have charged the other officers ? Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao ? with violating Mr. Floyd?s civil rights in a case that is expected to go to trial in January.

    Mr. Chauvin?s guilty plea may be welcome news to those officers, who had sought to remove Mr. Chauvin from their joint federal trial because they feared he would prejudice the jury. Those officers also face state charges that they aided and abetted both second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after responding to a 911 call from a convenience store clerk who said that Mr. Floyd had used a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes.

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    I came on here to post an article but it had conveniently *insert eye-roll here* been wiped clean from any reference of anything untoward. So I am posting what we can assume is the actual truth before the backlash hit Abbott right between his beady little eyes. I looked everywhere and each article had been updated with "new information." So thank you Daily Beast! (This has no article attached because it's from their CheatSheet.)

    Greg Abbott Tosses George Floyd?s Posthumous Pardon Over ?Procedural Errors?

    Published Dec. 23, 2021 3:59PM ET


    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his list of annual pardons on Thursday?a holiday tradition, per The Dallas Morning News?and one name was noticeably absent: George Floyd. The state Board of Pardons and Parole unanimously recommended Floyd be considered for clemency but it was rejected because the documentation ?contained procedural errors and lack of compliance with Board rules,? a spokesman for Abbott said. To be tossed over a technicality ?smacks of something untoward,? Allison Mathis, the Houston public defender who advocated for Floyd?s legacy, told the Morning News. ?Greg Abbott and his political appointees have let their politics triumph over the right thing to do and what is clearly is justice. This is actually outrageous.? In 2004, Floyd pleaded guilty to selling $10 worth of crack during a Houston police sting operation. Prosecutors have scrutinized such operations, and other similar cases have since been dismissed.

    Btw guys, some totally not scummy and interesting info on the cop that arrested him for the drugs (forming the entirely legit reason to request this pardon!!!) ... Mathis has requested the governor clear Floyd of a conviction stemming from a 2004 arrest after he was found to have less than half a gram of crack cocaine. The arresting officer, Gerald Goines, said Floyd had given the drugs to an unnamed person, and Floyd ultimately pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 10 months in state jail. But since a botched, deadly raid in 2019 that led to the officer facing a murder charge, Goines has been accused of repeatedly lying or making up confidential informants to bolster his word against defendants. The accusations led Harris County prosecutors to take a second look at thousands of old convictions connected to Goines, with potentially hundreds needing to be thrown out, according to The Houston Chronicle. By this June, four drug convictions had been overturned, with two men declared innocent by the state?s highest criminal court. Mathis said Floyd should also be pardoned, and the Harris County district attorney has agreed, saying Goines is not credible. ?[Goines] made up the existence of a confidential informant who provided crucial evidence to underpin the arrest and no one bothered to question the word of a veteran cop against that of a previously-convicted Black man,? Mathis wrote in her request to the parole board in April.

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    Chauvin always struck me as a bit autistic. Highly functioning, but austic. Just reading about his life and how rigid he is... It screams autism. Oh well, he should do fine in prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenatoo View Post
    Chauvin always struck me as a bit autistic. Highly functioning, but austic. Just reading about his life and how rigid he is... It screams autism. Oh well, he should do fine in prison.
    I'm going with Psychopath. But we all have our opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenatoo View Post
    Chauvin always struck me as a bit autistic. Highly functioning, but austic. Just reading about his life and how rigid he is... It screams autism. Oh well, he should do fine in prison.
    He got stabbed.

    https://www.wymt.com/2023/11/25/ex-o...p-source-says/

    AP) - Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, was stabbed by another inmate and seriously injured Friday at a federal prison in Arizona, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

    The attack happened at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, a medium-security prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the attack and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I saw a headline that said he will probably survive (didn't care enough to read the article about him), so I am guessing it was pretty serious if there was any question about him surviving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I saw a headline that said he will probably survive (didn't care enough to read the article about him), so I am guessing it was pretty serious if there was any question about him surviving.
    Im really surprised he was in gen pop.

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    I am finding it difficult to feel anything but loathing for Mr Chauvin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    I am finding it difficult to feel anything but loathing for Mr Chauvin.
    Werd.
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/derek-c...k-charges-say/

    Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison attack, according to new charges

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/derek-c...k-charges-say/

    Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison attack, according to new charges
    Holy shit! must have been a weak ass shank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison attack, according to new charges
    I'm with Nic. It's couldn't have been a full on knife or decent shank to not kill him at 22 stabs. The dude is not going to last long in there if he's gen pop and my heart bleeds for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I'm with Nic. It's couldn't have been a full on knife or decent shank to not kill him at 22 stabs. The dude is not going to last long in there if he's gen pop and my heart bleeds for him.
    That was Ang, but I agree.


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    Sorry Ang! I blame tiredness for getting this wrong. I was exhausted yesterday and wasn't firing on all cylinders.
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