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Derek Chauvin. What do you think his punishment should be?

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Whatever happens to him legally, I think his life is over. If he ever walks away a free man someone will kill him. I'm not surprised his wife left him straight away regardless of her thoughts on what happened if I was her I'd be concerned for mine and families safety. I'd be changing my name & moving where NO ONE knows me.

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 She filed for divorce before this happened.
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 No, it was after it happened.
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I think croud around them at the time need to be charged with manslaughter.

 The other three have just been charged too.
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I'm not familiar with all the intricacies of the law there but I would imagine that a prison sentence and immediate stand down from the police force would be likely. Minnesota (the state the crime was committed in) doesn't have the death penalty. But I feel that life would be too harsh a sentence for his current charges (manslaughter and third degree murder). He'll no doubt be kept in isolation during his prison stay (because as a former police officer, and since this crime is so well publicised he'll be a hot target inside) and I feel that isolation for 10 years is harsh enough.
He was not the only officer responsible afterall.

He's not going to get a fair trial. He's already been tried and hung by everyone. I feel for him in a way. Must be a brutal job being a cop in the states.

 Sad but true :(
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I don't think he was intending to kill the man. He was treating the suspect the way he'd been trained.
Since then, 'protesters' have behaved like savages. Burning, looting, bashing. That's worse than Chauvin's accidental killing of Floyd.
Thugs use any excuse to rob and destroy - then they wonder why they are targeted.

 He has been trained to hold a man down with a knee in the throat? Really?
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 Not really meaning to kill him!!! WTF... Oh I’ll just compress someones neck for 10min its all good... people don’t need oxygen right?!
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 ^Watch a few cop shows on tv. It's common practice.
Its their training. Have a look into it past your muffin and coffee, then comment.

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 Watch a few cop shows? That’s where you get your info from... Seriously?? I’ve done restraint training as part of my job and putting your knee into a person’s throat is definitely not an approved method of restraint.
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 The police training is wrong
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 ^no. They don’t all do it. And if the police did their job properly, Flloyd would still be alive. It’s quite reprehensible defending the actions of these cops. Really vile actually.
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 He fu***d up, that's not being debated. It wouldn't have happened if the crowd around him had backed off. They are just as much to blame.
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 Yeah I’m not gonna get my ‘facts’ from a biased documentary, but thanks anyway. And even if they do all do it, how does that make it ok?
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 It wasn't deliberate, yes he should go to jail, but keep in mind a lot of people being arrested carry on like that, and if he wasn't also dealing with a crowd of idiots he would not have had to stay with his knee on his neck. The other cop should have sprayed the crowd with mace.
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 Lol. Sounds like someone's overly invested. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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 ^As opposed from getting all your facts and information from social media👍
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 ^who in this thread said they get their facts from social media?
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 The original comment here is diabolical, im floored by what you have said. You need to take a long hard look at yourself.
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 But everybody is watching cop shows. They know everything 😂
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 This is an appalling racist comment. You want to know why people are [email protected] angry? You want to know why they riot? Because this happens again and again and nothing happens. Why won’t the government see POC and DO SOMETHING and MAKE A CHANGE. You don’t understand protests and riots because you’ve never been pushed that far or treated like that for so long. “He didn’t mean” to kill him doesn’t change the fact he did kill him. An unarmed man, overpowered not only physically but metaphorically- but the law.
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 ^^ Ok so I have read all these responses and I can't see one racist word. Nothing mentions his colour or race. Are you sure you know what it means? If something has been deleted then I apologise, but in the meantime, I think you're just ranting about nothing
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 Maybe something got deleted. I can't see any racist comments
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Life in prison. He needs to remember this everyday for the rest of his natural life. He's had almost 20 complaints against him in the 2 decades he's been a cop. None of them have stuck. It's finally time to pay

Death. But he’ll get that when he’s sent to prison.

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Death or let him into the rec yard with all the people he helped put away 👌🏻

A very long time in prison. Same with the other 3 cops who watched it happen .

He should have his neck knelt on till he dies

 Probably will happen
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He will kill himself

 I think he likely will too.
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 Same ^
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 I don’t think he will. He has a long long list of prior complaints against him including shooting an unarmed man so I do t think he gives a shit, just a power hungry cop who uses his position to take it to far.
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 And he has no power anymore so .......
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 He won’t kill Himself over of guilt. He will kill himself before his fellow inmates get him. A cop in prison. One who now has massive worldwide notoriety because he killed a black man and sparked the riots. He’s fu***d. And he probably knows it.
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 I reckon he's probably a narcissist. They tend not to kill themselves
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 If he’s a narcissist he very likely will when he realises that the only choice he has either murder or suicide. I think as a narcissist he will probably prefer to go on his own terms. I guess time will tell. Either way, he’s not going to be around for long.
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 I’m assuming but I think he will be in isolation from other inmates, is it called solitary confinement? and on the highest suicide watch.
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 ^ doesn’t really mean much. People still find a way. Isolation and suicide watch, is there even such a thing in the US super max prisons ?
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 Yeah thats right isolation will
Just but him a tiny bit of time, it wont stop him being murdered or him committing suicide.

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Charged with murder and prison.

 Being charged with murder (in his case, upgraded from 3rd degree manslaughter to 2nd degree murder) looks good on paper and in headlines, but realistically, not a good thing. To make a murder charge stick, the prosecuton has to prove intent to kill for a murder charge to stick, rather than reckless endangerment, so the charge will likely come unstuck and he'll gt off the charge fairly unscathed. How could they prove he had absolute intent to commit murder?
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