A mulatto, a white and a Chinaman, eh?
It’s diverse… but not diverse enough.
They too must repent, and be made examples of.
Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and racial injustice.
The most serious charge was filed against Derek Chauvin, who was caught on video pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck and now must defend himself against an accusation of second-degree murder. The three other officers at the scene were charged for the first time with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
All four were fired last week. If convicted, they could be sentenced to up to four decades in prison.
Chauvin was initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Those charges still stand.
The new second-degree murder charge alleges that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death without intent while committing another felony, namely third-degree assault. It carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, compared with a maximum of 25 years for third-degree murder.
The other officers — Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao — face the same maximum penalties for aiding and abetting. All three men were in custody by Wednesday evening. Chauvin was arrested last week and is still being held.
The multiple charges against each officer would offer a jury more options to find them guilty.
The charges were sought by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who called the protests unleashed by the death “dramatic and necessary” and said Floyd “should be here and he is not.”
“His life had value, and we will seek justice,” said Ellison, who cautioned that winning convictions would be hard and said that public pressure had no bearing on his decisions.
There’s some question as to whether a drug-addicted porn star and multiple felon’s life “had value.”
Police union President Lt. Bob Kroll, commending officers and blasting the protests in a letter to his membership: pic.twitter.com/nZO8tryeqa
— Libor Jany (@StribJany) June 1, 2020
I think it’s at least a question that is up for debate.
The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.”
“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter.
Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported.
Floyd died last week after a white cop kneeled on the 46-year-old black man’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, a shocking incident that was caught on video and is sparking widespread violent protests, including in New York City. Floyd had allegedly just tried to pass a phony $20 bill before he died.
Seems like an open question if career criminals are valued lives.
What isn’t up for debate is that you can’t commit manslaughter by standing next to someone who is committing a murder. This is a kook charge. As is aiding and abetting.
But the kookiness all stems from the original claim that Chauvin committed murder on purpose, which makes no sense. Why would he do that? What is the motive? Skin hatred?
Maybe you can charge him with manslaughter, I guess, even though the toxicology report shows that George Floyd had fentanyl in his system, which is an extremely dangerous substance, and that he had a heart attack, which is pretty normal for a 46-year-old with heart problems using strong opioids.
Say that Chauvin contributed to his death by restraining him.
That doesn’t have anything to do with the people standing next to him, and charging them just proves this is a circus.
I don’t care any more about the cops than I care about the blacks. They’re both cooperating to ensure that cities across America are burned down and looted.
So who actually cares about the war between these two groups?
I care even less after hearing this Fox News conspiracy theory.
Jesse Watters asks the questions no one was supposed to ask. pic.twitter.com/cQTJmayTJr
— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) June 3, 2020
They were probably both in the same gang.
This is a fight I do not have a dog in.