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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #925 on: March 12, 2021, 02:59:13 PM »
So if they find the officer not guilty does the city gets it's money back?
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The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over his death in police custody, even as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial.

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle Floyd family lawsuit
https://www.wlky.com/article/minneapolis-to-pay-27m-to-settle-floyd-family-lawsuit/35824038
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #926 on: March 12, 2021, 03:07:28 PM »
The judge has agreed to let the prosecution to proceed with 3rd degree murder charges against Officer Chauvin.  We established a year ago that the MN statute for 3rd degree murder doesn't fit; there is case law with similar charges being dismissed.  (IIRC, it's because the depraved indifference or whatever they call it was not directed at the public at large, but at a specific individual; that ups the degree)


On the comments section of a local TV station website I mentioned that the fix is in; the prosecutors are trying to give the jury an intermediate charge to convict him with, knowing it will be thrown out on appeal.  I'm getting lots of down-votes for that.  =D [size=78%]  [/size]
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #927 on: June 25, 2021, 04:42:08 PM »
Sentence just handed down for Chauvin: 22 1/2 years.  I think he ultimately deserves more than that, but also he did not receive a fair trial. If there's any justice the conviction will be thrown-out on appeal.  Then (if he lives that long) the feds can have a go at it.

I am not optimistic about the justice part.

What's that weird 78% thing in my previous post? I didn't notice that before.
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #928 on: June 25, 2021, 05:59:47 PM »
Wait - so the sentence was for 12.5 years but because of "cruelty" the judge apparently added ten more years to his sentence?

I mean, the guy is guilty of something, but this whole "second degree + third degree + manslaughter" thing already rubs me the wrong way regarding just and fair punishment. The extra ten years sounds a little like mob appeasement to me.
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #929 on: June 25, 2021, 07:26:09 PM »
I'm no Chauvinist and I'm not the biggest fan of cops around here but I think he got a raw deal.

He did what he was trained to do, didn't do what he was accused of and got thrown under a very large bus for acting according to policy by the people who made the policy.

And got an unfair trail in addition.
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #930 on: June 25, 2021, 07:47:30 PM »
I'm no Chauvinist and I'm not the biggest fan of cops around here but I think he got a raw deal.

He did what he was trained to do, didn't do what he was accused of and got thrown under a very large bus for acting according to policy by the people who made the policy.

And got an unfair trail in addition.

My thoughts almost exactly.
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #931 on: June 25, 2021, 08:36:26 PM »
I'm no Chauvinist and I'm not the biggest fan of cops around here but I think he got a raw deal.

He did what he was trained to do, didn't do what he was accused of and got thrown under a very large bus for acting according to policy by the people who made the policy.

And got an unfair trail in addition.

I don't disagree with that.  I think he murdered Floyd, but I can't figure out what the motive was.  I don't think it was racism.  Perhaps he was taking a knee for Kaepernick?  Or the first 30 seconds or so were justified, then the crowd told him to get off and he was professionally obligated to say FU to them?  I dunno.  But if they give him the needle, I won't lose any sleep over it if it's a fair trial.  (the feds won't go that far even tho' it's on the table, but they might give him life)
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #932 on: June 25, 2021, 08:48:22 PM »
I don't disagree with that.  I think he murdered Floyd, but I can't figure out what the motive was.

Early on, I saw a couple of articles that mentioned Chauvin and Floyd had a history. Apparently they had both worked as bouncers at the same club, and didn't get along.

I haven't seen references to that more recently, and I don't know if it's true.
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #933 on: October 25, 2021, 11:33:03 PM »
Speaking of Minneapolis police

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Mike Berg
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Ilhan Omar accuses police of not fulfilling their oath of office and blames them for the rise in violent crime in Minneapolis.

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Ilhan Omar, taking Gaslighting to a whole new level

video at the link
https://twitter.com/MikeKBerg/status/1452727174423891975
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Re: Minneapolis police in the news again
« Reply #935 on: May 24, 2022, 11:29:26 AM »
Overdosed, shot, ...what difference now does it make? 
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