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Dr. Patrick C. Graham: Derek Chauvin’s Fate is a Test for Our Democracy

Derek Chauvin kneeing George Floyd *Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., who currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond and Executive Advisor for ReWork Richmond, penned the following Op-Ed outlining his perspective of the Derek Chauvin trial. There was a distant emptiness in the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s eyes as […]

Former Officer Derek Chauvin to Appeal George Floyd Murder Conviction

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Tou Thao – Derek Chauvin – Thomas Lane – Alexander Kueng *Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin plans to appeal his murder conviction and prison sentence in the George Floyd case.  Chauvin was sentenced in June to a little over two decades in prison for the killing of Floyd last May on Memorial Day. He will […]

Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years for Murder of George Floyd

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Attorney Eric Nelson – Derek Chauvin *Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison on Friday for the killing of George Floyd last May on Memorial Day. He will be 67 years old when he is released from prison.  Speaking in court at Chauvin’s sentencing on Friday, Minnesota Assistant […]

Attorney for Derek Chauvin Seeks Motion for New Trial

Attorney Eric Nelson – Derek Chauvin *Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is seeking a new trial over the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin’s attorney filed court documents on Tuesday, weeks after a jury convicted him of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin, a white man, was found guilty on April 20 […]

George Floyd’s Killer (Derek Chauvin) Stabbed in Prison: Report | VIDEO

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*Raise your hand if you’re at all surprised to learn that Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been stabbed. As we thought. We don’t see very many hands. In any event, Chauvin was knifed Friday (11-24-23) at a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, reports The Associated Press via a […]

Derek Chauvin Appeals Murder Conviction in the Death of George Floyd

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Derek Chauvin (Pool Pic) *(CNN) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has asked the state Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction for the 2020 murder of George Floyd, according to an appeal filed Monday. The 82-page filing lists more than a dozen aspects of the case and trial that Chauvin’s attorney argues […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: A Chauvin Conviction Still Won’t Prove the System Works

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Derek Chauvin *Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin got his day in court. He was able to put on a plausible defense that George’s Floyd’s death did not come at his hands (or knee) but because of Floyd’s prior severe medical conditions. A recent USA Today/Ipsos poll found that a lot of people have had […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Many Hands Created the Frankenstein Monster Derek Chauvin

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin *There was a loud warning thirty years before Derek Chauvin choked George Floyd to death about how cops like Chauvin are turned into Frankenstein monsters. In 1991, the Christopher Commission was charged with investigating the causes of the riots that rocked the nation after the acquittal of the four LAPD […]

Truth Revealed: Kellie Chauvin and Tou Thao Are NOT Brother and Sister

*Now we know the wife of Derek Chauvin, the white (former) cop charged with killing George Floyd is NOT related to Tou Thao, the Asian (ex) officer on the scene the now-infamous arrest of Floyd. There had been rampant online speculation that Kellie Chauvin was the sister of Thao, but according to an Associated Press […]

Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Counts in George Floyd Murder Case

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Derek Chauvin mugshot *The jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial has found the former Minneapolis cop guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd.  We reported earlier, the police killing of Floyd last May launched ongoing protests and a racial reckoning across the United States and around the world. The prosecution […]

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

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Derek Chauvin (with mic) in court / YouTube screenshot *Today (12/15/21) former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of George Floyd, the Black man he was found guilty of murdering. Chauvin, who was convicted in June,  is currently in prison, serving a 22 ½-year sentence. Chauvin appeared in court […]

Those 3 Ex-Minneapolis Cops Found GUILTY in George Floyd Civil Rights Case

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[…] — found Lane, Kueng and Thao guilty of depriving Floyd of his civil rights by showing deliberate indifference to his medical needs as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd for more than 9 minutes on May 25, 2020, ultimately killing him. The jurors also found Thao and Kueng guilty of an additional […]