Chauvin faces hearing on federal charges in Floyd’s death

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Two thoughts – first, that getting out of a MN state prison and into a federal one would probably be a step up for him in terms of quality of life. Less notoriety out of the region and better protection in federal systems. Second, jesus christ he’s also being indicted for some bullshit back in 2017 where he tried to murder a teenager the same way.

tehmlem

I am not sure if anyone in the media has actually figured out the true gravitas involved. It is no surprise – the lone federal charge sounds mundane, almost a club fed situation, compared to the 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and manslaughter convictions he received from The People and The State of Minnesota. Doesn’t it? And yet this is the federal civil rights violation charge that A.G. Barr (supported by his senior staff) personally refused to let Chauvin plea out of. 72 hours after killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin reportedly offered to plead guilty to a state 3rd degree murder charge and serve ten or more years in exchange for avoiding this almost trivial sounding federal charge. *Three days after the crime* *and Chauvin already had a lawyer and was soliciting a plea deal to the United States Attorney General.* WTF, over ? The last sentence, but in particular the last five words of the law are why: **18, U.S.C., Section 242 – Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law**  *Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory,Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights,privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens,shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;and* ***if death results from the acts committed*** *in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill,* ***shall be fined*** *under this title,* ***or imprisoned for any term of years or for life***, or both, or ***may be sentenced to death.***

DennisOVitch

He should’ve just admitted he killed George and apologized. All this fighting what we all saw with our own eyes makes him look worse than he already is.

Realistic_Inside_484

He fucking killed a helpless guy who was complying with law enforcement orders on camera. Why is there any debate?

baconography

So is this just a federal equivalent of the state murder trial we just watched? Also I like how they just copy pasted from an article they wrote a month ago and linked to it in the article. Top form, AP

halfanothersdozen