President Biden and VP Harris address nation regarding Derek Chauvin verdict | USA TODAY

President Biden and VP Harris address nation regarding Derek Chauvin verdict | USA TODAY 1

 

US President Joe Biden, the Vice President, and the First Lady Jill Biden speak with Philonous Floyd from the Oval Office. This comes after former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

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The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them for "heavy duty jury service," and dismissed them. He revoked bail and told Chauvin to report back in eight weeks for sentencing. Chauvin was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The former officer, who is white, was seen on video pinning George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, to the ground with his knee last Memorial Day for over nine minutes after police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill.

Cell phone video of the incident went viral and touched off months of protests in the U.S. and abroad condemning police brutality and calling for racial justice. The widely watched trial, which began in March with jury selection, was livestreamed – Minnesota's first criminal case to be televised.

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46 Comments on "President Biden and VP Harris address nation regarding Derek Chauvin verdict | USA TODAY"

  1. Benjamin Berlinsky | April 20, 2021 at 7:45 PM | Reply

    Hahaha way to cut it off after she stumbled 😂😂😂 you aren’t fooling anyone!

  2. *VERDICT* : GUILTY …. GUILTY … GUILTY
    *DEREK’S EYES* : 🕞🕓🕒🕝🕜🕜🕠🕕🕡🕖🕗🕠🕔🕟🕧

    • @Nychelle Brewer I have. And people I was talking about are the Jury. The fact that they convicted him on the 3rd degree md charge speaks for itself. This charge was so outlandish that even prosecution dropped it originally and the judge reinstated it. The grounds for mistrial is that the jury members weren’t fully isolated and there was a huge crowd outside led by a congresswomen that was explicitly saying that if there won’t be 3 convictions they are going to destroy the city. And all the Jury members are the residents of this city.

    • david goodstein | April 20, 2021 at 9:49 PM | Reply

      @ChaldeanRU take a law class dip sh/t

    • Nychelle Brewer | April 20, 2021 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      @ChaldeanRU You find the third degree murder conviction “outlandish,” seriously? It might be irrational if they had acquitted him of the second degree charge, but there’s nothing outlandish there. Third degree murder in the state of Minnesota requires evidence that the defendant’s conduct exhibits “a depraved mind with reckless disregard for human life.”

      I didn’t see any congresswomen threatening to lead anyone to destroy the city. In fact, politicians and activists in Minnesota were pretty careful not to incite (or even appear to incite) potential violence. Not sure where you’re from or where you’re getting your trial footage, but it’s easily available online unless your internet is being censored…? (I don’t mean to cause any trouble with that statement if that’s the case; at the same time, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you lived in one of those countries.) Anyway, I would encourage you to take a look at the trial itself if you’re interested, along with articles explaining the charges and detailing the evidence.

    • He was a sacrificial lamb. Whether you agree with the outcome or not, cities are not on fire tonight. That’s all that matters.

    • @T Sprockett I hate to say that but the damage done to our society by this verdict is far greater than what we would get with riots (which still may follow).

  3. S T E D F A D N E S T

  4. Emanuel Clark | April 20, 2021 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    Notice the ones against us in here! They your neighbors

  5. Keyser Söze | April 20, 2021 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    “You wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs”

    – Pitt

  6. sluggou812beotch | April 20, 2021 at 8:45 PM | Reply

    You READ Joe!

  7. What if he appeals?

    • Troy McIntosh | April 20, 2021 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      He can have orange peels!!

    • Elena Columbus | April 20, 2021 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Kaylor what is a long time to you? Know the laws of Minnesota. There’s a reason why second degree murder was added. He’s not doing any more than 10 to 12 years.

    • Elena Columbus | April 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      He’s going to appeal. I hope that all these idiot politicians and the mayor paying his family during jury selection doesn’t grant him a new trial. Biden speaks all this bullshit. What has he down for black communities?

    • @Elena Columbus Nada.

    • @Elena Columbus What has anyone done? Look at Chicago, they get a shooting almost everyday. Nobody cares, nothing changes.

  8. 2021 and they have to pass bills on these types of things?

  9. Joe looks like he didn’t want to be there

  10. “steadfadness”

  11. Honey Stuart | April 20, 2021 at 9:07 PM | Reply

    My God since when does the top two political heads chime in!!

  12. Robert Livergood | April 20, 2021 at 9:07 PM | Reply

    Still think Nelson did a good job, because there was so much food for appeal.

  13. tiltedbrim04 | April 20, 2021 at 9:15 PM | Reply

    Says the woman responsible for mass incarceration at her time in California(Black people) Yeah! Let me believe you…..Never!

  14. howdy doody is back but no instructions included

  15. Deborah crane | April 20, 2021 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    All of a sudden it’s not just a black problem oh yea baby it’s been our problem for over 400 years!!!

  16. Joe and karma smoking a bowl right now…..

  17. Google Smells | April 20, 2021 at 10:36 PM | Reply

    Something tells me he’s going into prison a tight end and if he ever gets out he’s coming out a wide receiver.
    Blue balls matter🔵

    • Elena Columbus | April 20, 2021 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      Hell be out in 10 years give or take a couple of years. Look at the sentencing laws in Minnesota. That is why he chose judge sentencing instead of jury. Each vount will not be stacked. He gets a lenient sentence for not have a prior record and Minnesota has monthly sentence credits for each month you have no issues and sentence serving is 2/3.

    • Courtney Trent | April 20, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      @Elena Columbus wow

  18. kevin hendrix | April 20, 2021 at 10:43 PM | Reply

    so….. does the city still burn? or what?

  19. Kampala needs to go to Mexico and fix the probablem the she was assigned to

  20. Sergio Arenas | April 20, 2021 at 10:58 PM | Reply

    60 YEARS SENTENCING
    Out of 75 years – 60 minimum.
    If you shoot for 40 you get 20.
    2nd Degree Murder: 40 Years
    3rd Degree Murder: 25 Years
    2nd Degree Manslaughter: 10 Years

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