Last year, the death of George Floyd sparked a worldwide outcry, which began with #Black Lives Matter and evolved into #Say No to Police Brutality. The cop that killed him had since been arrested and now justice has been served.
(image: Derek Chauvin (left), late George Floyd (right))
Derek Chauvin, a former cop, was convicted to 22 and a half years (270 months) in jail for the death of George Floyd.
“The punishment is not based on compassion or sympathy,” Hennepin Court Judge Peter Cahill stated in his judgement on Friday, according to CNN, “but I want to recognize the suffering the families are experiencing, especially George Floyd's.”
“I am not resting my punishment on popular sentiment; the trial court's responsibility is to enforce the law,” the judge stated.
This comes after Minnesota Deputy Attorney General Matthew Frank requested that Chauvin be sentenced to 360 months in prison (30 years).
Remember that Floyd, a defenseless 46-year-old man, killed in the hands of Derek Chauvin, a White Minneapolis policeman, on May 25, 2020.
Chauvin, was seen kneeling on Floyd's neck in the famous video, was accused with third-degree manslaughter and murder, charges that some blacks and demonstrators say are too light for the crime.
The accusations against Chauvin were then elevated to second-degree murder, and new charges were brought against the other three police involved, according to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Content created and supplied by: Nextheight (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More