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Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. The punishment — which came after Chauvin broke his yearlong silence to offer condolences to

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Opinion: George Floyd One Year Later

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] We are witnessing a mass delusion of historic proportions. Thumbnail credit: Rossographer/Geograph.ie CC BY-SA 2.0 The death of George Floyd has given rise

Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day 14

Judge Peter Cahill on the bench during the trial of Derek Chauvin. (Credit Image: © Pool Video Via Court Tv via ZUMA Wire) Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, the

Legal Beat

Jurors in ex-officer’s high-profile trial face heavy burden

One prospective juror’s voice quivered as she told attorneys during jury selection that she feared for her family’s safety if chosen for the panel that will decide the fate of a white former police officer charged with killing George Floyd. When the judge excused her, the woman exhaled in relief. Jurors at all trials feel

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Opinion : The White Man Goes on Trial

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] Will he get a fair shake? Impossible. On Monday, Derek Chauvin’s trial will begin. He is, of course, the Minneapolis policeman who

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EXPLAINER: Chauvin’s lawyer is outnumbered, but has help

As trial approaches for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, the early proceedings suggest it’s not exactly a fair fight. No fewer than four attorneys have appeared for the prosecution so far, compared to a single attorney to defend Derek Chauvin. Many other lawyers are working for the prosecution behind the

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