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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:17 PM

Attorney General Keith Ellison to elevate charges against officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Attorney General Keith Ellison plans to elevate charges against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck while adding charges of aiding and abetting murder against the other three officers at the scene, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case.

Ellison is expected to provide an update this afternoon on the state’s investigation into Floyd’s death. According to sources, former officer Derek Chauvin, recorded on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he begged for air on May 25, will now be charged with second-degree murder.

The other three officers at the scene — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — will also be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to the sources, who spoke on conditions of anonymity. Chauvin was arrested last Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Thao was recorded watching as Chauvin continued to press on Floyd’s neck with his knee. Kueng was one of the first officers on the scene and helped pin Floyd down. Lane was detailed in earlier charges as pointing a gun at Floyd before handcuffing, and later asked whether officers should roll Floyd on his side as he was restrained.

Read more: https://www.startribune.com/derek-chauvin-second-degree-murder-charge-george-floyd-minneapolis-police-charged/570984872/

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Reply Attorney General Keith Ellison to elevate charges against officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 3 OP
geomon666 Jun 3 #1
brooklynite Jun 3 #2
marble falls Jun 3 #3
geomon666 Jun 3 #9
pazzyanne Jun 3 #11
geomon666 Jun 3 #15
pazzyanne Jun 3 #18
brooklynite Jun 3 #12
geomon666 Jun 3 #16
brooklynite Jun 3 #21
marble falls Jun 3 #4
geomon666 Jun 3 #10
marble falls Jun 3 #14
geomon666 Jun 3 #17
marble falls Jun 3 #19
Cirque du So-What Jun 3 #6
Dopers_Greed Jun 3 #5
djacq Jun 3 #7
kimbutgar Jun 3 #8
orleans Jun 3 #13
Bengus81 Jun 3 #20

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:30 PM

1. I hope this isn't a ploy to get him acquitted by a jury

or lead to a hung jury.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:32 PM

2. You're accusing the Democratic AG of attempting to rig the Court case?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:34 PM

3. Beat me to it.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:58 PM

9. Are you accusing the Democratic Party of being free of racism?

No, of course not. Nor was I accusing anyone of anything. 3rd Degree Murder, easily provable. 2nd Degree Murder....maybe.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:16 PM

11. Excuse me! Do you know who Keith Ellison is?

Do you know that the Floyd family asked to have him put in charge of the investigation? Your racest remark falls flat on this one. Sounds to me like you need to do a little research before you comment.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:01 PM

15. What did I say that was "racest"?

You know what? Never mind, just go ahead and put me on ignore please.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:17 PM

18. "Are you accusing the Democratic Party of being free of racism?"

Your quote. You are implying that there is racism involved in the process. I reject that premise in this case due to the circumstances. When you make allegations you need to support that with data. I simply provided questions that would help you with gathering that data.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:17 PM

12. PLOY (noun): "a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one's own advantage."

YOU chose that word. Whether you believe that Keith Ellison, the Democratic. African-American Attorney General is guilty of racism or not you suggested intent on his part. Do you have a shred of evidence?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:05 PM

16. PLOY:

1: ESCAPADE, FROLIC
2a: a tactic intended to embarrass or frustrate an opponent
b: a devised or contrived move : STRATAGEM

Definitions are fun. I also don't recall saying he was guilty of anything. I believe my exact words were "I HOPE". But this is the internet so why should I expect people to actually read or (dare I say) study history.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:10 PM

21. Yes you did say "hope"...

...if you didn’t think there was any reason to have “hope”, you wouldn’t need t.o. If you did have to “hope” you should be prepared to explain why.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:36 PM

4. You just might want to fix that. Kieth Ellison is out for justice.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:00 PM

10. I meant what I said.

We'll see how it plays out.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:15 PM

14. You may have meant it, but its ignorant.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:06 PM

17. No, it's ignorant to believe it can't happen.

Because it has before. But like I said, we'll see. Maybe I'm just disillusioned.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:39 PM

19. Anything can happen: covid or a meteor. Take a closer look at Elison. He's a good man and ...

a good prosecutor. Grave's family wanted him to prosecute this cop. He's going to do a good job of it.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:45 PM

6. WTF?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:43 PM

5. Feels like just yesterday

That everyone was trying to get Ellison "cancelled"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:48 PM

7. Starting to see some Real Justice.

Thank You AG Ellison.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:57 PM

8. Yes hopefully this will calm things down a bit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:13 PM

13. 2nd degree murder n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:53 PM

20. And he claims these will be hard to prosecute??

Maybe if it was just he said, she said but hell....there's video from several angles.

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