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Supreme Court declines to review Derek Chauvin’s conviction in George Floyd’s murder
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd, whose killing reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked worldwide protests in summer 2020.
Chauvin had asked the justices to hear his case after Minnesota’s top court declined to do so.
The justices declined to take up Chauvin’s appeal, letting his conviction stand.
Video footage spread widely on social media showing Floyd pleading “I can’t breathe” as the then-Minneapolis police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.
Protesters in cities nationwide and elsewhere took to the streets following Floyd’s death, and demonstrations continued into Chauvin’s state murder trial.
Nearly 11 months after Floyd’s killing, a jury convicted Chauvin on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin, 47, has been appealing his conviction on various grounds while he serves a more than 22-year prison sentence.
Citing prejudicial pretrial publicity, Chauvin sought the Supreme Court’s review to decide whether he was improperly denied a venue change.
It’s unreal to think that a Supreme Court would deny him an appeal when there’s absolute proof that Floyd died with a lethal dose of fentanyl amongst other drugs in his system.
To think our country was basically burnt to the ground from the lies the media spewed to us, and now Chauvin is being denied justice because our Judges are too scared of blowback they’ll receive from the rage mobs.
Dark times we are living in…