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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The former Minneapolis Police officers in the George Floyd case could soon face federal criminal civil rights charges. Sources tell WCCO the charges could come as soon as next week. The penalty for a civil rights conviction could be even more severe than the one Derek Chauvin now faces following his conviction on murder charges. As prosecutors...
    Secret Department of Justice plans to arrest Derek Chauvin in court had he been cleared of murdering George Floyd have been revealed.  Multiple sources told the Star Tribune federal prosecutors were ready to move in and charge the white ex-cop on federal counts moments after a not guilty verdict on charges of second and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter, or...
    Loading the player... A juror in the trial of Minnesota vs. Derek Chauvin spoke out two weeks after the former officer’s murder conviction, saying being in the courtroom hearing details of the case was like “watching somebody die on a daily basis.” Brandon Mitchell, 31, is a basketball coach at North Community High School in Minneapolis. He said that...
    A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a White former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said deliberations were primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions. Brandon Mitchell is the first juror that deliberated in Derek Chauvin’s trial to talk publicly about his experience. An alternate juror who...
    One of the jurors in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said the “racial climate” in the United States did not affect the jury’s verdict. Brandon Mitchell, juror 52, explained that the jurors were “locked in on the case” and didn’t “know what was going on” because they weren’t watching the news during a Wednesday...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial spoke out Wednesday about his experience in the landmark case, where the former Minneapolis police officer was convicted last week of murdering George Floyd. Brandon Mitchell, who was juror No. 52, spoke with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, explaining what it felt like for him to...
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    Brandon Mitchell — juror 52 in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, and the first to speak out on television — said that the racial climate was not a consideration in the jury’s verdict. Mr. Mitchell gave his first televised interview on Thursday morning’s edition of ABC News’ Good Morning America, and began by sending...
    Two women embrace in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a jury announced Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict. Scott Olson/Getty Images Brandon Mitchell was one of the 12 jurors who found Derek Chauvin guilty in George Floyd's death. He told CNN that it "felt like every day was a funeral." He also said watching videos of Floyd's fatal arrest multiple times a...
    A posthumous pardon request was submitted on Monday to Texas officials on behalf of George Floyd for a 2004 drug arrest that was done by a now indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid.  The May 2020 killing of Floyd, who was Black, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, prompted worldwide protests against racial...
    (CNN)Keith Ellison said Derek Chauvin being found guilty in the murder of George Floyd last week was just the first victory in a long road to racial justice and police reform.In an interview with CNN's Omar Jimenez on Monday, the Minnesota Attorney General said he recognized the significance of this case."I'm very well aware that the case had implications outside...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Sunday on CBS’s 60 Minutes there was no evidence George Floyd was a victim of a “hate crime” or racial bias. “I wouldn’t call it that because hate crimes are crimes where there’s an explicit motive and of bias,” Ellison said. “We don’t have any evidence that Derek Chauvin factored in George Floyd’s race as he did...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal April 26, 2021 0 Comments With the threat of House censure safely behind her, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California went on the offensive against a judge who took issue with comments she made about the Derek Chauvin trial. Last weekend, during an appearance at a protest in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center,...
    Last week, a jury convicted Derek Chauvin on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, for which he could face up to 40 years in prison. Ultimately, it’s up to Judge Peter Cahill to decide Chauvin’s prison sentence, which he’s slated to announce at a sentencing hearing in Hennepin County Court in...
    (CNN)With Derek Chauvin's convictions secured, the three other former Minneapolis Police officers on scene during George Floyd's death last May are set to stand trial in August.J. Alexander Kueng, 27, Thomas Lane, 38, and Tou Thao, 35, are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter connected to Floyd's death. They have pleaded not guilty.Prosecutors...
    Actress-turned-director Regina King wasted little time Sunday by kicking off the 93rd annual Academy Awards by declaring she would have protested in Minnesota “if things had gone differently this past week,” in an apparent reference to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case. Regina King began with a long track through Union Station in downtown Los Angeles before ending up...
    Maxine Waters has dismissed the judge in the Derek Chauvin murder trial as 'angry' and 'frustrated' after he condemned her for undermining proceedings by telling protesters to 'fight' if the killer cop was cleared. Judge Peter Cahill had said that her comments could be grounds for appealing the verdict, though Waters said in an interview with CNN Sunday that Cahill's criticism...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith EllisonSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs Minnesota AG: Chauvin's verdict is 'accountability, which is the first step towards justice' MORE (D) said Sunday he things “it is important for the court to not go light or...
    Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd this week is 'not a cause for celebration,' the lead prosecutor said on Sunday. Keith Ellison, the attorney general of Minnesota, told The Star Tribune that there was little jubilation at securing the conviction of the 45-year-old former police officer for the May 25 death of George Floyd. 'It's sad, very...
    Nearly half of Republicans say the verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly decided. A CBS News poll released on Sunday found that three-quarters of the respondents affirmed the verdict, which found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Forty-six percent of Republicans polled, however, view the...
    MAXINE Waters has said the Derek Chauvin trial judge who criticised her for comments head of the verdict is “way off track”. The California Democrat aroused the ire of Judge Peter Cahill, who said Waters' comments at a rally in the city on could even see a guilty verdict appealed and overturned. 4Maxine Waters was criticised for comments made ahead...
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters scolded the judge who oversaw Derek Chauvin’s trial as “way off track” for suggesting her words to Minnesota protesters could spark an appeal in the disgraced former officer’s case. “To say that I’m going to cause an appeal really is not credible and whether or not they have an appeal and whether they mention my name...
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    Michael Austin, The Western Journal April 24, 2021 0 Comments On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. Political commentators have been split on the validity of the verdict — the general consensus has been that, while Chauvin’s actions may very well have...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter for pressing his knee against the neck of George Floyd as the Black man said he couldn't breathe, will be sentenced in June, according to an online court docket for the case.Online records say Chauvin will be sentenced June 16 at 1:30 p.m. by Peter Cahill,...
    Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat who represents southern Los Angeles, traveled to Minnesota last weekend and joined protesters in Brooklyn Center Saturday night, telling the crowd she hoped for a guilty verdict in reference to the ongoing murder trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd last May. “I hope we get a verdict...
    Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDershowitz: Maxine Waters used KKK tactics to intimidate Chauvin jury Chauvin likely to face uphill battle in expected appeal Traditional media yawns as Maxine Waters gets pass on inciteful rhetoric MORE (D-Calif.), who recently survived a GOP censure effort over her remarks about confronting police brutality, wrote in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece Thursday that...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd’s death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black man had been pinned to the ground at the neck by Chauvin, or that he’d cried...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison, held in a single cell for his own safety. But it will be two months before the former Minneapolis police officer learns his sentence for George Floyd’s death. Chauvin, 45, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee...
    LONDON - The killing of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last year sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the world, alongside demands for a reexamination of injustice, racism and colonial history. Now, how will the guilty verdicts rendered this week against Floyd's murderer — white former police Officer Derek Chauvin — influence those demands for change? Britain was...
    New rules. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “Minnesota’s police licensing board on Thursday agreed to pursue new rules for law enforcement responses to protests and a ban on officers affiliating with white supremacist groups. … The 16-member Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board approved both measures by unanimous votes, amid an intense focus on the future of...
    Elizabeth Stauffer, The Western Journal April 22, 2021 0 Comments Those who watched the jury selection for Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd said the recurring sentiment among potential jurors was the fear of reprisals to themselves or their families if they didn’t produce the verdict the left demanded, which was guilty of murder. Those who...
    (CNN)An alternate juror in Derek Chauvin's trial told "CBS This Morning" that the prosecution's medical expert and the 17-year-old bystander who filmed George Floyd's death convinced her of his guilt."I felt he was guilty," said Lisa Christensen. "I didn't know if he was going to be guilty on all counts, but I would have said guilty."As an alternate juror, she...
    (CNN)When police officers kill a person, they are rarely charged with a crime. It's even more rare for a jury to convict an officer for murder or manslaughter.So what made Derek Chauvin's case different?From the beginning, the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, has stood on its own as a uniquely disturbing police killing in a sea of...
    Contra Costa County, California, District Attorney Diana Becton, who was backed by left-wing billionaire George Soros, charged a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday in a shooting from 2018 after the same officer shot an armed suspect last month. The charges against Deputy Andrew Hall alsocame the day after a Minnesota jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter...
    (CNN)The role that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison played in the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd has given Democrats a potent argument for redoubling the party's investment in state attorney general races for years to come.Democrats have long been seen as under-investing in down ballot races, ceding ground to Republicans in races ranging from...
    MARTINEZ — The day after a jury convicted a former Minneapolis police officer of murdering George Floyd, Contra Costa County’s district attorney announced she is charging a sheriff’s deputy with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting a Danville man in 2018. The same deputy, Andrew Hall, also fatally shot another man — Tyrell Wilson — in Danville last month. The announcement...
    The jury’s guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin at the trial over George Floyd’s death was “a step towards dealing with institutional racism in America,” Ned Price, a spokesperson for the State Department, declared Wednesday. Price applauded the former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin’s guilty verdict, handed down Tuesday, at the top of the press briefing, saying: Nevertheless, Price...
    In her "Final Thoughts" commentary on Wednesday, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said rhetoric from President Biden, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and other prominent figures appeared to minimize the unrest that might have occurred if ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin had been acquitted in the murder of George Floyd. Earlier in the week, Waters, 82, flew to...
    The Derek Chauvin verdict, finding him guilty of the murder of George Floyd, draws comparisons to Chicago's historic conviction of former CPD officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald.It's even apparent to the attorneys working on the Van Dyke case, special prosecutor Joe McMahon and defense attorney Dan Herbert."These are difficult cases for everyone involved," McMahon said."It...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Now that Derek Chauvin is convicted, under sentencing guidelines he faces 12.5 years in prison, but the prosecution has asked the judge to consider aggravating factors that would allow him to impose up to 40 years. Joe Tamburino, WCCO’s legal analyst said an aggravating factor, “is a factor or factors that make this case or any given...
    People raise their fist during a demonstration near the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 18, 2021. KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images US police killed four people within a day of the jury reaching a verdict in the Derek Chauvin case. The police killing of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio in particular garnered headlines. A...
    Thanks in no small part to organizers on the ground, relentless marches and peaceful protests calling for justice continued pressure on our justice system from all sectors of society, and video evidence of the crime, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The results of the Chauvin case would have been easily predictable were...
    After it became obvious former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin would be convicted of murdering George Floyd, Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and His Fraudulency Joe Biden timed their respective outbursts hoping there would be a mistrial, which would usher in a new wave of Black Lives Matter riots. Just as the case was about to go to the jury,...
    Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd "should be reversed on appeal" because of “threats” from outside influences, such as Rep. Maxine Waters. “Well, first, what was done to George Floyd by officer Chauvin was inexcusable, morally, but the verdict is very questionable because of the outside influences of people like Al...
    SECOND-DEGREE murder is a common charge in many of the killings that have fueled the Black Lives Matter movement. The charges in a murder case range between first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and felony murder. 3Second-degree murder can be punishable with a life sentence.Credit: Alamy What is second-degree murder? Second-degree murder is defined as intentional murder that is not...
    Loading the player... The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced 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...