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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Justice for George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

He was convicted on all of the charges.

We'll see what happens at the sentencing and the ineveitable appeals.

It's be interesting to see if the other former cops plead this one out.

6 comments:

Ten Bears said...

Not "justice". Accountability. There is no "justice".

Comrade Misfit said...

Maybe, but it’ll do for today.

Stewart Dean said...

Chauvin's eyes during sentencing. Darting back and forth in horrified incomprehension: NO! I was right! This can't be happening.....
https://youtu.be/ngodMacLqd0?t=20

He has caused worlds of hurt....but something(s) made him a junkyard dog: he suffered then, he's suffering now

DTWND said...

And the right is losing their collective shit over the verdict. The hypocrites demand accountability from those law-breakers with pigmented skin; yet when one of those “Do what I say” cops gets hauled away, they wail that law and order will no longer exist. That nobody will want to be a police officer after this verdict. That civilization will cease and the world will crumble into anarchy.

The jury handed out the verdict which held Chauvin responsible for Floyd’s death. The other officer’s plea deals just got weakened. They’re quaking in their shoes about how they’ll be treated by the court system now. If they’d have done the right thing back then they wouldn’t have been in this situation now.

Dale

DTWND said...

Oh, and it must really chap their asses that Colin Kapernick wouldn’t stand for the national anthem for the very reason of police brutality toward minorities. He was ahead of the times, just not enough videos of police murders to justify his actions earlier.

Dale

w3ski said...

I knew a guy about 20 years ago in fact, about when Chauvin was a rookie. This guy was a passable mechanic but really wanted to be a prison guard. His reasoning was he "would get paid to F*** with (black people) not his words. He was such a racist he thought that the best of jobs. He made it too, but only for a week, his Ex wanted a bigger chunk of his new wages, and he ran back to the car shop.
My point is there are people just like Chauvin out there, and until we can deal with them, we'll be only slightly better off.
This country has an out-of-control racism problem.
Any ideas on a real solution?
w3ski