Guilty on all counts

justice.

UPDATE 1: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison –

“I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step toward justice.”

OK, I can accept that.

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20 Responses to Guilty on all counts

  1. Kiwiwriter says:

    Aside from some pointless appeals, we shall never hear from him again.

    He’ll have to go to AdSeg, to boot.

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  2. osirisopto says:

    We’ll see how fair our system really is during sentencing.

    I remember Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan both being sent home to serve their time. Hilton’s extremely high visibility doomed her first release and merely slowed her second long enough for another shiny object to be found before they sneaked her out the back door.

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    • Kiwiwriter says:

      At least Paris is no longer “famous.”

      The two things I remember best about her:
      1. Doing a dirty movie with her boyfriend, also named “Paris,” so they could scream out their own and each other’s name in ecstasy.
      2. That she put her name on a fragrance, which made me wonder where she got her degrees in biochemistry.

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  3. purplehead says:

    We can finally call him what he is, a murderer. Not “alleged.” One down. Thousands to go. Thousands of them need to go.

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  4. laura says:

    Let’s get rid of qualified immunity and forfeiture and bicycle license tags to start with. And let’s demand the publicizing of settlements and other municipal costs of not fixing the problem of abuse of power in policing.

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    • Kiwiwriter says:

      Agreed…there should not be “non-disclosed settlements” in these cases.

      You know who else has “limited liability” Ship-owners. That’s because they can’t control a ship on the high seas in the face of bad weather.

      Cops, however, SHOULD be held liable.

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  5. FELINE MAMA says:

    He knew what the verdict would be. He’s thinking about the upcoming Hell that’s going to be released, outside. This will be comforting to him.

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  6. ming says:

    Good. Now let the sentence fit the crime.

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    • Kiwiwriter says:

      My object all sublime
      I shall achieve in time
      To make the punishment fit the crime
      The punishment fit the crime….

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  7. revzafod says:

    Going back to terminology of the sixties and seventies, a checklist:
    male – yes
    Chauvinist – we assume he likes himself – yes
    pig – term for a cop – yes
    So, male chauvinist pig for sure.

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  8. Jimmy T says:

    It’s important to note that yeah, even after all the appeals, he was found guilty by a jury of his peers (wee the people). They saw through the bullshit the defense offered, and convicted him for murdering a black man. I have always believed america when presented with the facts makes a just decision. Now maybe? next time a police officer pulls his (her) gun they will momentarily ponder whether the shoot is worth the price for their freedom, regardless of race, color, or creed…

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  9. julesmomcat says:

    This type of justice is waaaay past due, in this country.

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    • MDavis says:

      There were apparently a lot of people called to the stand by the prosecution to testify about his use of force in this case. That included a lot of people from the department he worked for. They were pretty consistent in saying Chauvin did not follow either the department policy or the department training.
      I’m waiting for the younger, newer cops with him at the time to call bs on this.
      Also waiting for investigations into why, if this was not proper procedure according to the PD management, multiple reports of Chauvin using brutality against citizens were treated as though he was behaving as expected.
      On the other, sad hand, I’ve already been reading headlines claiming that Maxine Waters has laid groundwork for an appeal because of her publicized comments about this trial.
      This could be the chink in the dam that starts the clean up of U.S. police. It could also be the seed that starts up a panic in the nazi-adjacent communities, scrambling for anything to keep in relative power. Or both.
      The only group it will probably not affect at all is that 1% which is insulated from everything.

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  10. Meremark says:

    Segregated cell or not. No matter. How long is he going to last in custody, more or less than J Epstein?

    This whole thing was on a bet. He bet he could murder with impunity. Now he has to pay off the bet. Who(? Idk) he bet is not going to allow a payoff.

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