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Derek Chauvin’s Sentence Could be Increased After New Ruling

The judge called Chauvin’s kneeling technique ‘egregious’.

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The death of George Floyd nearly one year ago today sent shockwaves through our nation.  Even those who had previously considered themselves stone-cold supporters of all law enforcement everywhere could see that something was just not right about that interaction.

The country erupted in the wake of the incident, with protests spreading like wildfire from coast to coast.  We saw some of those protests sadly devolve into violence, often at the hands of extremists from both ends of the political spectrum, selfishly committing violent acts to advance their own radical agendas.

Then after 11 months, there was a verdict in the case.  Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd as he was asphyxiated was found guilty on all charges.

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Now, just days later, a new ruling threatens to increase the length of time that he may be behind bars.

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A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.

In his ruling dated Tuesday, Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained Floyd last year and that he treated Floyd with particular cruelty. He also cited the presence of children when he committed the crime and the fact Chauvin was part of a group with at least three other people.

The judge’s statement left little to the imagination.

Cahill said Chauvin and two other officers held Floyd handcuffed, in a prone position on the street for an “inordinate amount of time” and that Chauvin knew the restraint was dangerous.

“The prolonged use of this technique was particularly egregious in that George Floyd made it clear he was unable to breathe and expressed the view that he was dying as a result of the officers’ restraint,” Cahill wrote.

The US Department of Justice has also been looking into the Minneapolis Police Department and the George Floyd case specifically, with their probe already conjuring charges for the officers who looked on while Floyd perished.

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Arizona Gov. Overrides State University’s Rule Forcing Students to Get Vaccine

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey shot down a forced vaccination policy for students at Arizona State University.

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Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey shot down a forced vaccination policy for students at Arizona State University, leaving the school with egg on its face. Ducey notified constituents on Twitter that the university would not be allowed to force all students to take the coronavirus vaccination. In one tweet, Ducey said that vaccines are a “choice — not a requirement.” He then followed that up citing his executive order on the vaccine. “Under the Executive Order, students cannot be mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine or submit COVID-19 vaccination documents. Students also cannot be mandated to be tested or wear masks in order to participate in learning,” Ducey tweeted. https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/1404875454293495808 The gov. then issued an executive order shutting down the school’s policy. The college had recently issued its vaccine policy on its website. “As we continue preparations for fall 2021, we are writing to remind you of the university’s expectation that all students enrolled in an on-campus academic program for 2021-22 will be vaccinated,” Joanne Vogel, the vice president of student services, wrote on the college website. The school told students who did not want to provide proof of vaccination that they would have to observe social distancing, wear masks, and submit to constant testing. Ducey explained further: https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/1404608743271124994 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Music Legend Eric Clapton Says Famous Pals have Abandoned Him Over His Vaccine Skepticism

Music legend Eric Clapton is being canceled by his famous musician friends because he is a COVID critic.

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Rock music legend Eric Clapton is being canceled by his famous musician friends because he has been a critic of lockdowns and the coronavirus vaccine. Clapton recently spoke out against the vaccine saying that for some people it has disastrous side effects. But because of his skepticism, his buddies are shunning him. “I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” Clapton said. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.” Clapton made his comments on a video entitled, “Eric Clapton, Exclusive and Uncensored.” He spoke of being shunned about 24 minutes into the video: https://youtu.be/4OHmMKrVbNk “I was ostracized. And I could feel that everywhere,” the Slow Hand rocker said. Clapton continued, saying he “did get some flack from the people I least wanted to get flack from,” but on the positive side he welcomed the prospect of “becoming a nuisance for [political leaders]. I’d love to be an annoyance to some of them that sit ’round that table; that would give me tremendous satisfaction.” He also blasted the pro-lockdown, pro-vaccine believers for their “propaganda” and “making it so that you’re responsible for other people’s lives.” But if you don’t do everything you’re told to do, Clapton said, “I could be labeled a murderer, and people would really believe that.” Clapton also noted that he did get the vaccine. “I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days,” he told Rolling Stone. “I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one.” Clapton was also part of anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver” created by fellow famed rocker Van Morrison. https://youtu.be/tMkV4vYr_ik Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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