Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Says Chauvin Sentence Is 'Not Enough' 1

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Says Chauvin Sentence Is ‘Not Enough’

 

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the Derek Chauvin sentence is not enough to enact lasting change and calls on lawmakers to pass the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act.
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29 comments

  1. Thank God he has no chance of parole that is no longer available. That law passed 2 years ago.

  2. I WILL SAY IT AGAIN——-I THINK THE JUDGE HAS LEFT ROOM FOR THE FEDERAL CASE—-AND THATS A GOOD THING!

  3. Good luck with presenting that argument to Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Lindsey Graham and all the other usual suspects who will not allow it to be passed because of their own personal biases and lack of a single spine among all of these medical miracles that can stand upright without that crucial body part.

    1. They are all too deeply wedded to their party in the “us against them” mentality, and have lost their way in the mission of _doing what is_ *right.*

  4. Yeah,it’s not enough. Throw the book at the other 3 coppers watching, helping. Don’t ease up on them over “special circumstances”. We watching,waiting.

  5. Thank you, for your hard work in presenting this difficult case. We have grown to love the dignify of the George Floyd who were willing to allow their loved one to be made into a cause for the benefit of many. He will forever live in our hearts. It’s a tragedy for sure, we can’t celebrate but we’re grateful for a conviction and prison time. Please, stop the madness and pass the George Floyd policing bill. Black lives depend on it.

    1. Getting out of prison at the age 60, is a sentence in itself. Depending on his finances, and the support of others, he may end up counting his last days in prison with dread, rather than joy…

  6. Wasn’t it nearly the max for the charges? I thought I remembered them saying it was 22 years or something.

    1. “Minnesota uses “determinate sentencing.” Under this system, there isn’t a parole board nor early release for good behavior during incarceration. Inmates are released from prison after serving two-thirds of the sentence and spend the remainder of their sentence on supervised release, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.” So he will serve about 15yrs in prison, 60 yrs old when he gets out. Then the remainder of his time on strict parole. If he violates parole, back in prison.

    2. The title is misleading. In his address, Ellison didn’t say that the sentence wasn’t long enough, he spoke to the issues in society that need to change to prevent this sort of thing.

  7. “Minnesota uses “determinate sentencing.” Under this system, there isn’t a parole board nor early release for good behavior during incarceration. Inmates are released from prison after serving two-thirds of the sentence and spend the remainder of their sentence on strict supervised release, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.” 15 yrs…I good with that. That’s 15 yrs of no one being murdered or framed.

    1. @RW Martinez No 30 yrs at least is ok. But the way our justice system works in each state, 15 yrs straight is better than 5 or probation. That’s 15 yrs of potential victims of his not being murdered or framed. Plus no longer a cop after that & can’t own a gun. For the difficult task of convicting bad cops, it’s pretty good. Imo

  8. Dont-blaming
    All-officers-some
    Have-been-in-the
    Service-serving
    The-nation-blame
    The-death?-we-choose
    Good-or-evil?

  9. The judge was biased from the jump when he chose to not allow the 3rd degree murder charges until appellate courts overrule his decision.

  10. The judge is corrupt. Never liked him from the get-go. Of course I should have expect anything less from a white judge sentencing a fellow white crooked cop

  11. I just was a viewer of this live-streamed murder and I doubt I will ever be the same. I cannot imagine how Mr. Floyd’s family must feel.

  12. So he would be released at age 68 with nothing in the bank. Wow tough world he’s coming too when he gets out.

    ALL THIS AFTER the 22yrs in prison…… He wont get any pension, savings, ownership of property. Definitely won’t be able to get a decent job. No wife or definitely no girlfriend. WOW what a way to die alone!!

  13. Oh goodie, AG Ellison, so glad we can have another Muslim telling us how to run the country and make our laws. Because he would NEVER want to impose Sharia.

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