At last, George Floyd breathes the air of justice. The 45-year-old Derek Chauvin, the former racist and hateful Minneapolis Police officer that killed George Floyd by knelling on his neck for 9 minutes and 20 seconds on 25th May 2020 has been found guilty of all three charges.
According to Cable Network News, Derek Chauvin, “was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder [“Chauvin assaulted Floyd with his knee”], third-degree murder [“depraved mind”] and second-degree manslaughter [“culpable negligence”]. The jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before coming to their decision.
“Wearing a mask inside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Chauvin had no apparent reaction to the guilty verdict. Afterward, his bail was revoked and he was placed in handcuffs and removed from the court through a side door. He was taken to a facility in Stillwater, Minnesota, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis, officials said.”
The source also noted that “Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for manslaughter.”
It would be remembered that the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd caused one of the greatest demonstrations in America and the world. It drew many sympathizers closer to the Black Lives Matter movement. “I can’t breathe,” which were the words echoed out the mouth of George Floyd before his death, became the catchword of the protest and slogan for the black expression.
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That’s good for him
It’s about time. #Justice
As it should. Well deserved