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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    It is all inevitable. Claim mistrial. Appeal conviction. Appeal sentence. It will drag on and on. For me it is straightforward: he did the crime, he does the time.
    Yep. Standard proceedure stuff. Appeals court will have a look but when all said and done will not overturn the conviction. Primarily because the trial judge has broad powers and appeals court considers would anything specific which the trial judge did change the outcome.

    Looks Derek gonna be in the slammer a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    But I am glad the only objection you have against the points I made concerning the juror and the trial is my grammar.
    No, my objection was that your analogy was idiotic. The fact that you have shit grammar just helps to make my point that you’re obviously an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    No, my objection was that your analogy was idiotic. The fact that you have shit grammar just helps to make my point that you’re obviously an idiot.
    What ever rocks your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I make no value judgment on this particular case but on the process, because the process applies to all of us, and one day any one of us could find ourselves subjected to it.
    Of course he is entitled to due process, although that was denied to the victim. It will be what it will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I make no value judgment on this particular case but on the process, because the process applies to all of us, and one day any one of us could find ourselves subjected to it.
    Even though I understand that the settlement between City and the family was a separate case, IMO it should had been delayed until after the trial. Since there was a historically high , well publicized settlement and a De facto addition of guilt by one party , and a reasonable request for change of venue was made, it should had been granted, but for political reasons was not, tainting the process. Then in a sensitive and well publicized case such as this a request for the jury to be sequester for a few days was rejected, Why?
    There are many times when a civil case leads to a criminal one so I don't think that argument would be sufficient for a retrial. I also think a change of venue would have had little effect since the case and subsequent riots made world news.

    What will be required is new evidence and I doubt there will be any that could sway anyone's minds. That video and the expert prosecution witnesses would return a guilty verdict in any court in any Western country.

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    Derek Chauvin, 3 ex-officers indicted on federal civil rights charges

    Details: The grand jury indicted Chauvin in two cases: for kneeling on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes in May 2020 and for a similar arrest of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

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    Ruling Paves Way For Longer Sentence For Derek Chauvin Over George Floyd's Death

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

    In his ruling, 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.
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    Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd's death

    At a procedural hearing Thursday, Judge Peter Cahill said that the federal charges were "much greater" and it made "more sense for the federal case to go forward" first.

    As a result, he postponed the start of the three former officers' trial to March 7, 2022.

    Dual prosecutions at both the state and federal level are permitted in the United States but are relatively rare, highlighting the importance of this case, which sparked a massive wave of national demonstrations last summer.

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    Prosecutors seek 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin

    Prosecutors in Minnesota are seeking a 30-year prison sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

    Prosecutors wrote in a court filing on Wednesday that the sentence — twice the upper end of the recommended sentencing range — would “properly account for the profound impact” of Chauvin’s actions on Floyd’s family and the community.

    “Defendant cruelly murdered Mr. Floyd in public view. His actions traumatized Mr. Floyd’s family—Mr. Floyd’s daughter, his siblings, his cousins, his aunts and uncles, his nephews and nieces. None of them will ever be able to see their beloved ‘Perry’ again,” prosecutors wrote.

    Chauvin will only be sentenced for the most egregious charge against him: second-degree murder. The recommended sentence was 12.5 years, with a range of 10.67 to 15 years.

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    Let's not forget this and similar:

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    If he gets anything more than a manslaughter charge , he will be a political prisoner. I don't think he should be changed with anything really.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Itís been clear for a while now that he didnít die from asphyxiation or strangulation tho.
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    No need to destroy this cops life over an unfortunate set of circumstances
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Murder isn't fair. He had no intention of killing this big asshole

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    Skidmark is a bit of a thicko though.

    Slick's not far behind.

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