Police brutality in the USA

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ADDENDUM: The jurors ignored the flimflam of the defense, and it's found Michael Chauvin guilty of all three charges.

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23 minutes ago, katheliz said:

ADDENDUM: The jurors ignored the flimflam of the defense, and it's found Michael Chauvin guilty of all three charges.

Good. I have just seen the news, its a start but a long way to go to solve the problem

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"Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, the officers who arrested Floyd outside of Cup Foods, a convenience store and take-out restaurant on Chicago Avenue, are charged with aiding and abetting either second-degree murder or second-degree manslaughter. So is Tou Thao, an officer who stood by as his three colleagues restrained a handcuffed Floyd face down on the pavement, dismissing the concerns of onlookers who repeatedly warned that Floyd's life was in danger."

 

Their joint trial is set for August 23.

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What´s the difference between the different degrees of manslaughter/murder?

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5 hours ago, jeba said:

What´s the difference between the different degrees of manslaughter/murder?

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The most serious charge, second-degree murder - which applies if you commit a serious assault which played a substantial role in causing an unintentional death - carries a maximum penalty of 40 years.

Third-degree murder - defined as showing a reckless disregard for human life while in "depraved mind" by doing something considered "eminently dangerous" to another person resulting in their death - carries a maximum penalty of 25 years.

Manslaughter in the second degree - defined as acting negligently, creating unreasonable risk, and consciously taking chances of killing or harming another person - carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, or a fine of $20,000.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56829289

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The correct verdict and it may actually start make police think how they treat people.

 

However I wish people would stop lionizing Floyd.He was not a nice man,he was not a hero he was a minor criminal who happened to be murdered by a policeman.

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24 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

He had a family, did good things and had many people who loved him. Drug addiction is a disease, you know.

So do millions of others and millions of those do not have a history or being a minor criminal.

 

So please tell me why he should be lionized ?

 

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I never said he should be lionized. As it turns out, he unwittingly became a symbol of everything that is wrong with racist policing in the U.S. 

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Who, pray tell, is lionizing George Floyd, the man? Lionizing his death, yes and rightly so.

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1 hour ago, BonnBonn said:

Who, pray tell, is lionizing George Floyd, the man? Lionizing his death, yes and rightly so.

The NAACP for a start the last organisation that should be doing it.Merely providing more ammunition for the right wing.

You can´t really lionize a death,the dead yes but the death itself not really.

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4 minutes ago, Keleth said:

Merely providing more ammunition for the right wing.

 

As if they need more ammunition.

 

Are you saying that there are no martyrs? 

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