Derek Chauvin

December 27, 2021

Derek Chauvin Changes Plea in Federal George Floyd Case

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin changed his plea in the federal case pending against him, now pleading guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights by using excessive force that killed Floyd while in police custody.

The move means Chauvin will not face a federal trial next month, though he could end up spending more time behind bars.

In April, a jury found Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the Floyd case. A judge sentenced Chauvin to 22 1/2 years.

The former police officer also pled guilty to using excessive force against a 14-year-old boy in a separate 2017 incident.

During his recent court appearance, Judge Paul Magnuson asked Chauvin if he understood his rights, that without taking the plea deal, he faced up to life in prison. Chauvin confirmed he understood and signed the plea agreement in the courtroom.

Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of up to 25 years.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called Chauvin’s plea change “important and historic.”

“Nobody is above the law, and nobody is beneath it,” Ellison said. “While Floyd’s life is lost to his family and all of us, I hope Chauvin’s change of plea will mark a new beginning for equal justice under the law, respectful treatment for every person in our society, and greater trust in our system of justice.”


Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights

September 17, 2021

George Floyd’s killer pleads not guilty to federal charges of excessive force against teen

The disgraced former Minnesota police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty to charges in a federal case related to the use of unreasonable force on a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

According to court documents, Derek Chauvin, currently serving 22 1/2 years for Floyd’s murder, allegedly hit the boy in the head with his flashlight, choked him, and held his knees against the boy’s neck for 17 minutes. Police body camera footage shows the teen lose consciousness.

Chauvin stands accused of depriving the boy’s “constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer.”

On Tuesday, Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers were arraigned in federal court via video conference on charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights.


Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to violating teen’s civil rights

June 26, 2021

Derek Chauvin Sentenced In Landmark Case

Greetings Americans,

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin received a sentence of 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. Prosecutor had requested 30 years, while Chauvin’s attorney requested probation and time served. With good behavior, Chauvin could be paroled after serving about 15 years. Video of George Floyd’s death led to the most notable outcry against racial injustice in decades.

Rescuers are still searching for survivors from the partially collapsed condo tower in Surfside, Florida. Over 100 firefighters were searching as of Friday morning. “This work is being done at extreme risk to these individuals,” Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, said. “Debris is falling on them as they do their work. We have structural engineers on site to assure that they will not be injured, but they are proceeding because they are so motivated.” As of this reporting, there are still upwards of 150 people unaccounted for.

Vice President Kamala Harris made her first trip to the US-Mexico border since President Biden tapped her to address the migration crisis. Harris was met with protestors and criticism upon her arrival. “Kamala, you came a little too late. We have had this crisis for years,” Republican congressional candidate Irene Armendariz-Jackson said. “We need solutions, we don’t need you parading around the border patrol station or acting like you care.”

People of Roswell, New Mexico are eagerly awaiting the release of the Pentagon’s report on unidentified aerial phenomena. Many Roswellians believe their city once played host to an extraordinary. “I think most people, they know the bottom line is something happened here in 1947,” said Dennis Balthaser, a retired civil engineer from Texas. “We know that. And as far as we know, it’s still covered up.”

Leishmania parasites, a flesh-eating disease, are endemic in Texas and Oklahoma, and some studies suggest they might be present in other states as well. Bridget McIlwee, a dermatologist who treated leishmaniasis patients in Texas, wants her colleagues to be aware of the parasite’s expansion in the US. “It’s a pretty striking difference for a disease that we used to think of as limited to South America now extending as far north as Canada,” she said, “potentially within the next several decades.”

Lastly, the wife of the late anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee insisted on Friday that he was not suicidal. Janice McAfee, 38, is demanding a “thorough investigation” into her husband’s death. Only days before McAfee’s death, Janice had accused the US government of wanting her husband to “die in prison” in order to “make an example of him for speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies.”

Be well,

Fraser Dixon


April 22, 2021

Chauvin put under suicide watch as he starts his jail sentence

Hello, Americans!

Derek Chauvin has been put to maximum security prison and placed under suicide watch. He faces a minimum sentence of nearly 13 years and a maximum of 40-year life imprisonment. The infamous ex-cop is now enjoying the consequences of his actions. 

Apparently, only about five out of 10 Republicans were in accordance with the guilty verdict given to George Floyd’s killer, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. While the majority of Democrats and independents strongly supported the conviction, half of GOPs were skeptical. Something is wrong.

In a bid to avoid the hazardous effects of artificial intelligence, the EU has released a regulatory proposal on its use. For one, the international group is looking to ban AI’s capability to do live facial scanning. Let’s see what happens on this.

Amazon has introduced a biometric technology that would let a customer pay for his/her purchase with a palm swipe. The move came as the company promotes contactless business transactions. Good move on this one, Amazon.

Dubbed as the NBA’s greatest shooter of all time, Stephen Curry continues to amaze all basketball fanatics across the world. The point-god is averaging over 41 points in the last 10 games. He just can’t miss.

John Legend seemed to shrug off expectations that being a black musician, he should always do music to fight social injustices and other pressing issues. The singer confessed that he sometimes wanted to just sing about other stuff like romance and sex. John seems to want to live in balance.

Carry on,

Fraser Dixon


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