BREAKING: Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

By Cassandra Fairbanks

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his role in the 2020 death of George Floyd.

Floyd’s death sparked riots and mayhem across the nation.

During a victim impact statement, Floyd’s brother, Terrance, requested that they bury him “under the jail.” There is debate about the meaning of the term he used, with some believing it means murder and others saying it means life in prison.

“If it was us, if the roles was reversed, it wouldn’t be no case. It would be open and shut. We’d have been under the jail for murderin’ somebody. So we ask for that same penalty for Derek Chauvin,” he said.

Prosecutors for the state of Minnesota have requested a 30-year prison sentence, saying it “would properly account for the profound impact of Defendant’s conduct on the victim, the victim’s family, and the community,” according to a sentencing memo.

“This case wasn’t about police officers, all police officers. It wasn’t about policing. This case was about Derek Chauvin disregarding all that training he received and assaulting Mr. Floyd until he suffocated to death,” the prosecutor said during the hearing.

Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, argued that Chauvin should receive probation and time served, or at least a sentence less than what would normally be recommended for these crimes.

Chauvin’s mother also gave an emotional plea for compassionate sentencing.

“When you sentence my son, you will also be sentencing me,” she said, noting that if he is given a long sentence, her and his father may no longer be alive by the time he gets out.

The judge denied the defense’s request for a new trial earlier in the day, despite the fact that a member of the jury was a Black Lives Matter activist.

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30 responses to “BREAKING: Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison”

  1. tlehrer1 says:

    WTF is SCNR?

  2. DocLockJ says:

    @JRHAILE The president probably can’t due to it not being a federal crime and he was convicted in a state trial. I’m not a lawyer but only the Governor of Minnesota can pardon him. That’s why we need to focus more on local politics and not as much on national level like everyone has been.

  3. KP67s says:

    If the prosecution stuck with just a manslaughter charge, I could have been convinced of just that.
    Negligence? Shoddy policing? OK sure. But the second and third degree murder charges – tacked on after rioting and cowardice of the prosecution – were absolutely preposterous.

    I sincerely hope Chauvin can appeal and/or get a re-trial, the judge was a total coward and did literally everything he could to secure conviction himself. That doesn’t seem like how an “impartial judge” – let alone a jury – should be working.

    US/Canadian civilization once railed against the 1% as a united group – now people bow to the woke 1% and we end up with miscarriages of actual justice while the other 1% that were railed against watch with glee while they bleed our wallets dry behind the scenes.

  4. Demonale says:

    Good luck getting anyone to join the force now.

  5. PirateNinjaAssassins says:

    He’s a political prisoner and an example if you go against the grain.

  6. Leo_ says:

    Not even surprised. There was absolutely no way he was going to get off in any way, feds would have gotten him regardless. Floyd killed himself.

  7. Mariusz says:

    Media death sentenced him. Greed is just outrages.

  8. So what
    Need a tissue??

  9. Shreeded says:

    We need to impeach these feckless judges and politicians who have no spine and install the new America first conservatives who will stand for foundational principles!!!!!!!

  10. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    You can’t be guilty of murder AND manslaughter. That alone is enough to de legitimize the entire result.

  11. UppityG says:

    @51773, OIC. You’re bitter and are hoping to gin up the Court of Public Opinion to destroy the Timcast brand, to cancel Pool, to unemploy his current employees and crash this business venture. Not interested.

  12. UppityG says:

    @Lasatrape, agree. A travesty of justice, a political hit job.

  13. Wiggles39 says:

    As a Minnesota resident I am disgusted by this and I can’t be convinced that this conviction wasn’t fueled by fear of more rioting. But how do the people react to Chauvin’s conviction by more rioting of course saying it wasn’t enough the people of Minneapolis sacrificed their freedom for safety and got neither. Thankfully the rest of the state is still sane and we are doing our part to keep the crazy in Minneapolis. Around the time of the Chauvin trials there were paper hearts put all over my local police station. The police might not be wanted in Minneapolis but we still want and appreciate them in our small communities

  14. MrAlex909 says:

    This is getting out of hand.
    They are taking him and people like him… like us, as political prisoners and expect us to be cool about it while they burn down our cities.

  15. Demosthenes says:

    The dude has been spamming this same bullshit on every single member’s only posts.

  16. Headrock says:

    Political prisoner.

  17. thndrbrd says:

    LoL this is a joke!!! While I do agree he should no longer be a police officer, I don’t agree he should have gotten a murder charge. They also have multiple jurors that publicly admitted they were concerned about reprisals which should warrant at the least a new trial, if not nullification.

  18. Roseofsharron says:

    I pray that God’s will be done. The jurors are convicted of their sin and repent.

  19. tlehrer1 says:

    Maybe, I’m the only one that will say this, but I think this is a railroad job. Everyone is afraid of public backlash right now. His airway clearly wasn’t blocked as he was crying out for minutes. You could question carotid compression but that usually has to come from a frontal neck hold, which wasn’t the case. The fact that they found lethal dosages of fentanil in his system are more likely…

  20. Mlriddle says:

    I’m sure Tim appreciates your $10 monthly contribution.

  21. Deutscher says:

    What’s up with the cat?

  22. Deutscher says:

    22 years…
    “Back in USSR” – The Beatles

  23. A murder sentence for accidentally killing someone without any malice? Bullshit…worse yet, it was probably the drugs.

  24. RugSucker says:

    That was a minds fundraiser not a scnr campaign…

  25. dstrickl says:

    SCNR flopped. Sorry if you’re butthurt that you lost a few dollars, but no one cared about SCNR. It just didn’t work. Not every business venture does

  26. SpartanSpear says:

    @51773 Been following Tim for 3 years and watched SCNR pop in and out of existence. The reason I didn’t watch SCNR was because the topics they were covering did not interest me. Also I like Tim’s opinions and I like his hiring methods.

    I don’t agree with you at all. I think the simple answer is this site is better in quality, topics covered, organization and it has a boost because Tim is more successful now. I think a lot of people are trying to cash in on Tim’s recent success and start drama all over the place but most of the arguments are weak and seem to come from a point of jealousy or personal animosity towards him. In a capitalist market some companies just do better than others and maybe Tim’s opinions are what draws his audience and makes him money. I’m not saying Tim is perfect at all but he’s not a grifter. Maybe he should pay them but if he’s successful because of his own personality why should other less successful people be entitled to a piece of that? Further why are you posting this on a random article that is completely unrelated? You seem like more of the grifter by doing that

  27. 51773 says:

    The Ceo and founder of SCNR, Tim, is barely working on (if at all) anything unrelated to timcast. Zero updates since June 2020. Tim grifted a record breaking 1.2 mil wefunder by promising the very things that are only being delivered at timcast. Conflict of interest at the very least? He should step down at SCNR or make it right by giving people their money back (whatever’s left) or the value they invested in the form of subscriptions to timcast.

    Just want people to be aware that Tim is a class of grifter above those he accuses of grifting.

  28. Lasatrape says:

    The only crime commited was finding this officer guilty of anything.

    Hope the Appeal goes better.

  29. jrhaile says:

    Trump should pardon him immediately when he wins in 2023.

  30. TheNailGeek says:

    What a damn shame.