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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:16 AM

The feds planned to arrest Chauvin immediately had he not been convicted

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Leading up to Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Justice Department officials had spent months gathering evidence to indict the ex-Minneapolis police officer on federal police brutality charges, but they feared the publicity frenzy could disrupt the state’s case.

So they came up with a contingency plan: If Chauvin were found not guilty on all counts or the case ended in a mistrial, they would arrest him at the courthouse, according to sources familiar with the planning discussions.

The backup plan would not be necessary. On April 20, the jury found Chauvin guilty on all three murder and manslaughter counts, sending him to the state’s most secure lockdown facility to await sentencing, and avoiding the riots many feared could engulf the city once again.

Now, with Chauvin’s state trial out of the way, federal prosecutors are moving forward with their case. They plan to ask a grand jury to indict Chauvin and the other three ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s killing — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao — on charges of civil rights violations, a source said.

https://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2021/04/the-feds-planned-to-arrest-chauvin-immediately-had-be-not-been-convicted

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Reply The feds planned to arrest Chauvin immediately had he not been convicted (Original post)
kpete Apr 29 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 29 #1
PatSeg Apr 29 #2
Aviation Pro Apr 29 #5
PatSeg Apr 29 #11
kirkuchiyo Apr 29 #3
lindysalsagal Apr 29 #4
William Seger Apr 29 #6
lagomorph777 Apr 29 #7
BobTheSubgenius Apr 29 #8
KentuckyWoman Apr 29 #9
liberalla Apr 29 #10
MarineCombatEngineer Apr 29 #12
Dan Apr 30 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:55 AM

1. This racist will be in a state or federal prison for the rest of his life

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:57 AM

2. That is really reassuring

It would have been like something out of a movie.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:57 AM

5. It was

The Lincoln Lawyer.

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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:21 PM

11. Probably more than one movie or TV show

Always a very satisfying ending.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:33 AM

3. It almost would've been worth him being acquitted

Just to see the look son Chauvin's face when the Feds took him. And to see the howls of indignation in right wing fantasy land.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:48 AM

4. Maybe that's why we saw no reaction at the conviction

He knew he was toast, either way.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:08 AM

6. But you have to wonder why there haven't been more federal cases

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:10 AM

7. I'm glad they're going after Chauvin's accomplices, too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:22 AM

8. VERY reassuring, despite poor Tucker Carlson's feelz to the contrary.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:26 AM

9. He should still be charged.

Federal charges and justice willing convicted on Federal charges also.

It needs to be on the books. Both for justice itself and as a message to others. This will not be tolerated.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:17 PM

10. It says they are pursuing federal charges for him and the other three officers...

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:28 PM

12. The Feds are going after him and his 3 accomplices,

but now there doing it through a Fed. Grand Jury.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:36 AM

13. I remember thinking,

Watching George Floyd being killed was like the Kennedy assassination. Once you see it, you really don't need to see it again. It was an event that impacted the nation.

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