Derek Chauvin Trial

budoslavic

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
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The Penitent Man

Woodpecker
Anyone who has been in the US military, especially an officer, knows that "conduct unbecoming of an officer" was the blanket rule they could get you on for basically anything.
Kind of like this?


Refusing to administer a government sanctioned poison is conduct unbecoming of an officer and apparently mutiny. My guess is that if some fat queer organized a strike against morning PT, however, he would be celebrated as a conscientious objector.
 

Seadog

Kingfisher
Kind of like this?


Refusing to administer a government sanctioned poison is conduct unbecoming of an officer and apparently mutiny. My guess is that if some fat queer organized a strike against morning PT, however, he would be celebrated as a conscientious objector.

So turns out he had a gofundme for his defence, but it has since been removed. This is very problematic to me, because much like how facebook and twitter have become the public town square, gofundme is becoming the funding mechanism to mount an effective public defence, and the donations in a sense are an indirect form of tax.

.Real public defenders are likely a rank or two below a very pricey lawyer, but this sends the message that if your problem is of the woke variety, then you get to duke it out with the big boys. If not, then take your chances with a real public defender. Effectively they're saying "I'm not a court or a lawyer, but I'll do everything in my power to make sure he hangs... because"
 

Renzy

Pelican

Cahill will sentence Chauvin on Friday, about two months after he oversaw the trial that ended in his conviction on charges of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. Cahill has paved the way for Chauvin's punishment to be up to double the 15 years at the top of the range recommended under state guidelines, having ruled in May that there were four aggravating factors in Floyd's death.

In court documents filed this month, prosecutors asked that Cahill sentence Chauvin to 30 years. Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, requested a downward departure from sentencing guidelines or a sentence of probation with time served.

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"I think Judge Cahill is well aware that he isn't just punishing Derek Chauvin, but he's squarely in the middle of a larger conversation about whether the criminal court can be just in these types of cases," Gordon said. "I don't think anyone would be surprised if he follows the prosecution's recommendation and sentences Chauvin to 360 months. I wouldn't be."
 
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