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Why Derek Chauvin's sentence doesn't resolve things for me

A chapter in American history closed Friday, with Derek Chauvin receiving a sentence of 270 months, or 22.5 years, for the murder of George Floyd. While Chauvin has a right to appeal both his conviction and his sentence, Friday's proceeding, at least in part, brings the case to a symbolic ending point, and provides perhaps a measure of closure.

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See Derek Chauvin sentenced for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is sentenced to 22 and a half years for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted on April 20 of second-degree unintentional murder, second degree manslaughter and third-degree murder in the 2020 death of George Floyd.

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Police K-9 bites are another use of excessive force

The controversy over police use of excessive force has been front and center in this pandemic year. The murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a number of fatal shootings by law enforcement officials and the sometimes harsh treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters have rightly dominated the national debate. But the public remains largely ignorant of the damage done by another form of police violence: Dog bites.

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The long-lost novel that sums up our world

On April 20, the same day that a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd almost a year before, the Library of America released a long-lost novel that began with White policemen beating and torturing an innocent Black man into confessing to a double murder he didn't commit.

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Opinion: In aftermath of Andrew Brown's killing, echoes of North Carolina's awful history of scapegoating Black people

The morning after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for choking the life out of George Floyd, a SWAT-like unit of sheriff's deputies arrived in full tactical gear to serve a warrant for Andrew Brown Jr. at his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Within seconds, Brown was shot in the back of the head while apparently trying to flee in his car.

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A Chauvin's juror's rally t-shirt is a phony pretext for upsetting the verdict

A photo of Brandon Mitchell, one of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial, shows him wearing a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. t-shirt emblazoned with the words, "Get your knee off our necks" for the March on Washington commemorative demonstration last year. Mitchell says he answered "no" on his juror questionnaire form when asked whether he attended "protests about police use of force or police brutality" and seemingly does not consider the 2020 March on Washington to be such a rally.

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Could this photo of juror help Derek Chauvin's appeal?

Jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer explains why there could be grounds for appeal in Derek Chauvin's case after a photo of one of the trial jurors showed him wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt at the March on Washington.

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How cops can de-escalate rather than fire their guns

Last week, our country breathed a sigh of relief as a guilty verdict was handed down against former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Soon after, though, news broke of a police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio. The day after, Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black man was killed in a police shooting in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

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