Entertainment Derek Chauvin Sentenced for Murder of George Floyd: Celebs Speak Out

02:07  26 june  2021
02:07  26 june  2021 Source:   etonline.com

Cops who kill often catch a break at sentencing time

  Cops who kill often catch a break at sentencing time CHICAGO (AP) — Throughout the murder trial, prosecutors showed jurors the video seen countless times around the world of the white police officer killing a Black male. And when it was over, the jurors found the officer guilty of murder. That was in 2018. Now, as former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin waits to be sentenced for killing George Floyd, it’s worth remembering what happened in Chicago after a jury convicted a white police officer in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald: The judge didn't follow prosecutors’ recommended 18-20 years behind bars.

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Celebs are speaking out following Derek Chauvin's sentencing for George Floyd's murder. On Friday, celebs including Ava Duvernay and Cher took to social media after the former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison.

Chauvin's sentencing came just over two months after he was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing Floyd in May 2020.

Floyd's murder called for a renewed fight against racial injustice, sparking countless celebrities to publicly speak out and take to the streets to protest.

Chauvin faces hearing on federal charges in Floyd's death

  Chauvin faces hearing on federal charges in Floyd's death MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death is scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court to face charges alleging he violated Floyd's civil rights by pinning the Black man to the pavement with his knee. Derek Chauvin, 45, is scheduled to appear in federal court via videoconference from Minnesota's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, where he's being held as Derek Chauvin, 45, is scheduled to appear in federal court via videoconference from Minnesota's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, where he's being held as he awaits sentencing following his April conviction on murder and manslaughter charges.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years on Friday for the murder of George Floyd . The sentencing closes a chapter in a case that sparked global outrage and a reckoning on racial disparities in America, and across the world. George Floyd 's daughter Gianna spoke in a video shown to court, saying she misses her father. His brother Terrence, called for the maximum penalty, and his nephew Brandon said "our family is forever broken."

Derek Chauvin , a former police officer, was sentenced to prison for the murder of George Floyd on Friday. He was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison — above what was called for in Minnesota state guidelines, but falling short of the 30 years requested by prosecutors. In April, Chauvin was found Prior to the decision, Floyd 's relatives spoke out in favor of a harsh sentence for Chauvin at the court on Friday. "We don't want to see no more slaps on the wrist. We've been through that already," one of his brothers, Terrence Floyd , said during the hearing. He also spoke directly to Chauvin : "What were

Chauvin's sentencewas notin line with what prosecutors had hoped, as they'd requested he be put away for 30 years. Chauvin's lawyers, meanwhile, had requested probation or a shorter prison term for their client.

Prior to his sentencing, Chauvin's motion for a new trial was denied. The judge also denied Chauvin's request for  a Schwartz hearing, which is held in order to decide whether a defendant should receive a new trial based on jury misconduct.

Meanwhile,DuVernay tweeted, "Derek Chauvin is a murderer. A murderer who watched multiple people plead for the life of the man he killed in broad daylight. A murderer who placed the full weight of his body on another human being’s neck and felt the life drain out of him."

Cher also chimed in, writing, "Understand Chauvin’s Mom Not Wanting Her Son 2 Be Gone,But GEORGE FLOYD’S MOM WILL “NEVER” SEE HER SON AGAIN.Chauvin’s Lawyer Said ”If Only He Hadn’t Gone 2 Work That Day,Answered That call.” I SAY”IF ONLY HE HADNT PUT HIS WEIGHT ON GEORGE’S NECK FOR 9 MINS.HE HAD 9 MINS 2 STOP."

Keep reading to see how other stars reacted to the news.

Chauvin asks for probation as prosecutors seek 30 years

  Chauvin asks for probation as prosecutors seek 30 years Prosecutors want a sentence to "properly account for the profound impact" of Chauvin's actions when he killed George Floyd.But in another memorandum filed Wednesday, prosecutors asked for a sentence of 30 years for the convicted former Minneapolis officer, a term they said would "properly account for the profound impact of [Chauvin's] conduct on the victim, the victim's family, and the community.

The judge acknowledged ‘the deep and tremendous pain’ felt by the Floyd family and others, but he said the sentence was not based on public opinion.

Live Updates: Derek Chauvin Receives 22 and a Half Years for Murder of George Floyd . The prison sentence brings a measure of closure to a case that set off waves of protest across the nation over police abuse of Black people. Philonise Floyd , a brother of George Floyd who became the main spokesman for the Floyd family since his death, pleaded with a judge on Friday to give Derek Chauvin the maximum sentence for killing his brother. “I was a trucker and immediately my life changed forever,” Philonise Floyd said in court, describing the time since George Floyd ’s death on May 25

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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd .
Prosecutors had asked that Chauvin receive 30 years in prison. His lawyer sought probation. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said the sentence was not based on public opinion, "emotion or sympathy." He said he was not trying "send any messages."“This is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority and also the particular cruelty shown to George Floyd,” Cahill told Chauvin.The judge said he also wanted to "acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family.

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