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Scouting the state judge who will sentence Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd

This new NBC News article, headlined "Derek Chauvin sentencing thrusts Minnesota Judge Peter Cahill back into spotlight," provides something of a scouting report on the judge who is scheduled to  sentence Derek Chauvin later this week.  Here are excerpts: A Minnesota judge who, former colleagues and friends say, has no penchant for publicity will again find himself in the media spotlight this week when he sentences the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Nbc News, Floyd, Blakely, Cahill, Hennepin County, Douglas A Berman, Chauvin, Peter Cahill, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Craig Cascarano, Hennepin County Public Defender s Office, Matthew Witt

Morning Docket: 06.11.21

* A lawsuit claims that a Minnesota law firm fired pro-Trump employees. Maybe the litigation is going to be "yuge"... [New York Post] * A New York disbarred lawyer allegedly helped an ex-con swindle friends our of half a million dollars. [New York Daily News] * Counsel for Derek Chauvin is seeking to probe alleged bias on the part of the jury that convicted Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd earlier this year. [AP] * Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN after he took time off following a...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Minnesota, Law, Cnn, Usa Today, Donald Trump, New York Daily News, Trump, Jeffrey Toobin, Morning Docket, Chauvin, Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel, Avenatti, George Floyd

EXPLAINER: Chauvin's Lawyer Asks to Probe Alleged Jury Bias

The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict” by investigating potential juror misconduct.
Tags: Minneapolis, Chauvin, George Floyd

Derek Chauvin asks for probation as prosecutors seek 30 years ahead of sentencing

Prosecutors want a sentence to "properly account for the profound impact" of Chauvin's actions when he killed George Floyd.
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Morning Docket: 06.03.21

* George P. Bush is launching a run to be the Attorney General of Texas. Maybe someday, Oliver Stone will make a movie about him called "P."... [CNN] * Derek Chauvin's lawyer is requesting that his client only be sentenced to probation and time served for Chauvin's involvement in the death of George Floyd. [Insider] * The District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is allegedly no longer allowing plea deals with a lawyer who called out systematic racism in the local criminal justice...
Tags: Texas, Law, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Oliver Stone, Pork, Fox News, Allegheny County Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, George P. Bush, Missouri Supreme Court, Chauvin, Party Planning Committee, Texas Attorney General

Chauvin lawyer seeks sentence of time served, probation in murder of George Floyd; prosecutors seek 30 years

Derek Chauvin's attorney is seeking probation or a downward departure for the former Minneapolis police officer's sentencing in the...
Tags: Minneapolis, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Prosecutors seek 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin; defense requests probation

Chauvin's attorney asked for a downward departure from sentencing guidelines or a sentence of probation with time served.
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Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Prison Sentence for Derek Chauvin, Defense Pushes for Time Served

Prosecutors argued that an enhanced sentence is appropriate because of aggravating factors. Chauvin’s lawyer requested probation and time served.
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Prosecutors Request Derek Chauvin Get 30-Year Sentence

The State has finally shown its cards on how long they want Chauvin to serve.
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State Seeks 30 Years for Chauvin; Defense Wants Time Served

Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, but a defense attorney is asking that Derek Chauvin be sentenced to probation and time already served.
Tags: Minneapolis, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Chauvin Seeks Probation for Floyd Death, State Wants 30 Years

(Reuters) -Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a judge on Wednesday for probation after being convicted for the murder of George...
Tags: Minneapolis, Reuters, Chauvin, Derek Chauvin, Floyd Death State Wants

Chauvin attorney argues for probation instead of prison time for George Floyd murder

Chauvin obeyed all court orders after he bonded out of jail before trial, showing his amenability to probation, his attorney argued.
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Murderer Cop Derek Chauvin Begs for Light Sentence, Citing 'Broken System'

Chauvin’s attorneys asked the court to consider his “hard-working, law-abiding life” and “his being a product of a ‘broken’ system.”
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In latest sentencing filings, Derek Chauvin requests probation while prosecutors ask for him to get 30 years in prison

As detailed in this CBS News piece, the parties in the case of Minnesota v. Chauvin are making very different sentencing requests: Derek Chauvin asked a judge to sentence him to a term of probation or a shorter prison term than suggested by Minnesota guidelines in a sentencing memorandum filed Wednesday.  The memo cites Chauvin's lack of previous criminal history, his previous work as a police officer and the risk he could be victimized in prison as factors the judge should consider as he weigh...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Cbs News, Nelson, Floyd, Blakely, Cahill, Douglas A Berman, Eric Nelson, Chauvin, Peter Cahill, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Chauvin Makes Appearance on Federal Charges in Floyd's Death

The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in last year’s death of George Floyd has made an initial appearance in federal court for allegedly violating Floyd's civil rights.
Tags: Minneapolis, Floyd, Chauvin, George Floyd

Biden honors forgotten victims of Tulsa race massacre

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Joe Biden is leading Tuesday’s remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence, marking the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa. Biden is helping commemorate the deaths of hundreds of Black people killed by a white mob a century ago, his visit coming amid a national reckoning on racial justice. It stands in stark contrast to then-Presiden...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Congress, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Social Justice, Black, Princeton University, Trump

Officers who kill often catch break at sentencing

By Don Babwin | Associated Press CHICAGO — 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 dea...
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Floyd family meets Biden as police bill lags in Congress

By Alexandra Jaffe and Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The anniversary of George Floyd’s death was supposed to be a milestone moment, a time to mark passage of legislation to “root out systemic racism” in the criminal justice system, in the words of President Joe Biden. Instead, Floyd’s family visited Washington on Tuesday to mourn with Biden and prod Congress to act as they commemorate the loss of their brother, father and son one year ago. “Today is the day that he set the world in a...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop

‘It’s OK to be mad’: L.A.-area people killed by police mourned 1 year after George Floyd’s murder

People participate in a Black Lives Matter protest near City Hall on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, May 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest after a store clerk suspected he used a counterfeit $20 bill. Chauvin, one of four police officers involved in the incident, knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for about 9 minutes. He was found guilty of all three counts against him after a three-week trial on April ...
Tags: Health, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Lapd, Southern California, City Hall, Wilson

Congressional leaders are still hammering out the details of a bipartisan police reform bill

House Democrats gather ahead of vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in Washington Reuters Congressional leaders are still working out the exact details of major police reform legislation. Congress missed a deadline to pass a bill by the May 25 anniversary of George Floyd's murder. Senators from both parties told Politico and Punchbowl that they're making steady progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congressional leaders are still working out the d...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Police, Senate, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden

Eugene Robinson: The Power Of DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza’s Yellow Letters

“The fight for justice has produced many unforgettable images over the past year — former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck; multiracial throngs of protesters filling the streets of cities around the world; Floyd’s face projected on the graffiti-marred statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond; Chauvin being led away in handcuffs after being convicted of murder. For me, though, the most truly indelible was of Rep. John Lewis, a great hero of the civil rights movement w...
Tags: Art, John Lewis, Minneapolis, Richmond, Visual, Floyd, Robert E Lee, Eugene Robinson, Chauvin, Derek Chauvin, Black Lives Matter Plaza, 05.25.21, Power Of DC

Rising After Trauma: Uncertainty Remains 1 Year After George Floyd’s Murder

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Obama says there are 'reasons to hope' in tweets honoring George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death

People cheer after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Associated Press Former President Obama issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death. Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd on May 25, 2020. Obama acknowledged continued police killings after Floyd but said there were "reasons t...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Floyd, Chauvin, Connor Perrett, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Speed desk, Minneapolis Minn Associated Press

On the first anniversary of his death, those near George Floyd Square talk about how the year has changed them

It was a year ago Tuesday when George Floyd entered Cup Foods in South Minneapolis and bought a pack of cigarettes with a suspected counterfeit $20 bill. What happened in the minutes that followed would be seen around the globe. A Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck well after his body went lifeless. The 46-year-old man’s death on Memorial Day felt personal to many. It opened up old wounds in those who had themselves felt helpless while encountering police. It sparked anger and frus...
Tags: News, Justice, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Seattle, Christ, Michael, PAUL, Pioneer Press, Floyd, National Guard, Girls Club, Boswell

Police killed hundreds of people of color after George Floyd fueled calls for racial justice

The guilty Chauvin verdict was a victory for the Floyd family. For other families of Americans killed by police, justice never came.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Floyd, Chauvin, George Floyd

Biden to host family of George Floyd at White House on the first anniversary of his death

The family of George Floyd speaks at his funeral on June 9, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis Police officers on May 25. Godofredo A. Vasquez/Pool via REUTERS President Joe Biden will host George Floyd's family at the White House on Tuesday. The visit marks the first anniversary of his death at the hands of a white police officer. Talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd have stalled on Capitol Hill. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, House, Capitol Hill, Biden, Minneapolis Police, Floyd, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Racial Justice

Analysis: Why Black Americans are still 'estranged' by the law after Chauvin's conviction

Since George Floyd's murder last May, the US has engaged in another reckoning with racial caste, examining the enduring menace of police brutality against Black Americans.
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Why Black Americans are still 'estranged' by the law after Chauvin's conviction

Since George Floyd's murder last May, the US has engaged in another reckoning with racial caste, examining the enduring menace of police brutality against Black Americans.
Tags: US, Cnn, Chauvin, George Floyd

'I was screaming': Top CEOs reflect on the shocking death of George Floyd one year ago and how it changed their perception of being a business leader

From left: Brian Niccol CEO of Chipotle, Zander Lurie CEO of Taco Bell, George Floyd, Lisa Ross CEO of Edelman, and Jamie Dimon CEO of JP Morgan Chase. Robin Marchant/Getty; Anadolu Angency/Getty; George Floyd Facebook; Jeenah Moon/Reuters; Ben Hider/Getty Images for Concordia Summit; Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider George Floyd's murder forced executives to address racial injustice and double down on diversity. CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, Chipotle, and SurveyMonkey agree their ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Florida, New York, Microsoft, Minneapolis, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Queens, Starbucks, Associated Press, Edelman, Houston, Republican

LAPD officer accused of sharing Valentine’s Day message mocking George Floyd’s death could be fired, chief says

The Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of sharing an image of a mock Valentine’s Day card making light of George Floyd’s death is going before a disciplinary panel and could be fired, the chief said Tuesday, May 18. Chief Michel Moore said he recommended the officer’s firing when he sent the case to the department’s Board of Rights. “For removal, yes,” Moore said when L.A. Police Commission President Eileen Decker asked for clarification. The officer’s identity has not been made publi...
Tags: News, Instagram, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Lapd, Floyd, Moore, Los Angeles Police Department, Eileen Decker, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Police Commission, Minneapolis Police Department