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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:33 AM

'No sympathy' for Chauvin, say those who had run-ins before Floyd

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Source: Reuters via MSN

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According to Chauvin's police report, Hernandez failed to follow orders and resisted arrest when Chauvin, who was working as an off-duty security guard, tried to escort him out of a night club. Chauvin's report said this prompted him to apply "pressure toward his Lingual Artery" to subdue Hernandez.

Hernandez said Chauvin picked him out of the crowd for no reason and quickly escalated to violence. He said Chauvin should have been removed from the police force.

As Monroe Skinaway, 75, took in news of Chauvin's conviction, he flashed back to the night he witnessed Chauvin pin another man to the pavement with the same detached look as when he knelt on Floyd's neck.

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But Skinaway still remembers what he deemed the indifference on Chauvin's face that night as he pressed Sir Rilee Peet's head into a puddle deep enough that he, like Floyd, struggled to breathe.

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Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/no-sympathy-for-chauvin-say-those-who-had-run-ins-before-floyd/ar-BB1fSZji

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Reply 'No sympathy' for Chauvin, say those who had run-ins before Floyd (Original post)
highplainsdem Apr 21 OP
secondwind Apr 21 #1
thucythucy Apr 21 #2
jrthin Apr 21 #4
AZLD4Candidate Apr 21 #7
thucythucy Apr 21 #9
DownriverDem Apr 21 #19
PatSeg Apr 21 #3
Wingus Dingus Apr 21 #12
alfredo Apr 21 #17
2Gingersnaps Apr 21 #22
gopiscrap Apr 21 #25
patphil Apr 21 #5
GB_RN Apr 21 #6
COL Mustard Apr 21 #13
COL Mustard Apr 21 #14
GB_RN Apr 21 #16
2Gingersnaps Apr 21 #20
johnthewoodworker Apr 21 #8
2Gingersnaps Apr 21 #21
FailureToCommunicate Apr 21 #10
gopiscrap Apr 21 #26
George II Apr 21 #11
KS Toronado Apr 21 #18
Jon King Apr 21 #15
alfredo Apr 21 #23
Roc2020 Apr 21 #24
C Moon Apr 21 #27
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #28
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #29

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:41 AM

1. Bastard has his own special M.O.

He will regret what he has done every single day (and night) ... for the rest of his miserable life.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:14 AM

2. No he won't.

More than likely he'll regret being caught, and will blame the judge, the jury, the cops who testified against him, and people of color in general. The anger will fester inside him and it's quite likely he'll lash out at somebody while in prison.

Also, sad to say, he may well get support and sympathy from prison guards, other cops with the same bigoted views, and a large percentage of the MAGAts.

Thankfully Benedict Donald isn't in office to grant him a pardon.

But I doubt Chauvin feels any culpability for anything he's ever done.

Just my opinion, anyway.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:17 AM

4. +1 nt

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:42 AM

7. He was convicted of State crimes, not federal. He can't pardon those

Be thankful MN has a Democratic governor, because a Republican governor would commute the sentence.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:53 AM

9. Ah, good to know.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:57 AM

19. Who thinks

he won't last long in jail? My husband thinks he'll be dead in 8 months.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:50 AM

3. He basically is just a sadistic monster

These sound like descriptions of a psychopath.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:12 AM

12. Yep. Probably became a police officer just to indulge his psychopathy

with no consequences--and even a paycheck.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:36 AM

17. Maybe he was a tolerated delinquent.

I wonder if he was a schoolyard bully.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:26 PM

22. They seriously need to demand psych evals

as a condition of employment. The job is a public trust and taxpayers are paying the settlements.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:53 PM

25. MOST COPS DO

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:17 AM

5. It sounds like a pattern of behavior meant to cause fear, pain, and suffering.

Brutal, sadistic, remorseless....words that describe Derek Chauvin.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:27 AM

6. No, I Don't Have Sympathy

For him. But I do feel bad all around. And before I get attacked, hear me out: The entire SYSTEM failed. It failed both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin. If the system had worked, it would have intervened long ago and kept Mr. Chauvin from ever getting to the point of having knelt on George Floyd’s neck. Maybe he could have been trained differently. Maybe he’d have long since been fired, I don’t know. But either way, the system failed and the system is broken.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:19 AM

13. Yeah, I Agree With You

I certainly don't want someone going to prison, but if his department had acted on these earlier issues, he'd have been removed from the force much earlier, and George Floyd would still be alive. This has been a tragic situation for everyone involved. I hope we don't have any more like it...but I know we will.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:22 AM

14. And By The Way

Welcome to DU!!!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:29 AM

16. TY, Sir!

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:15 PM

20. Thank you!

That has been my problem with this. He had a record of excessive force. If he had faced accountability long before now, would it have escalated to homicide? Is professionalism and accountability so much to ask? The very nature of law enforcement is difficult, but it is still a public trust. The Constitution promises "equal protection under the law." So one guy dies of passing a $20 he might not even have known was counterfeit, and another guy commits treason (absolutely Russia) and incitement to insurrection and sedition and is still walking free. How is that "equal protection under the law?"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:51 AM

8. Tucker Carlson, like other Republican/Nazis, will never except a 'white' cop being punished for

killing a POC. I think the planet will improve when bad people leave.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:23 PM

21. Kind of like Ted Nugent getting Covid at a super spreader event?

Alfie Oakes runs a farm to table "Whole Foods" wanna be in Naples Florida. He is one toxic "Covid hoax" trumpanzee asshat. Still holds trump rallies, never allowed his employees to wear masks, treats his migrant workers horrifically (my sister lives beside one of his farms) never enforced mitigation efforts-those being what they were under Deathsantis, and Ted caught Covid at one of Alfies "events." Alfie sent three busloads to the Jan 6 insurrection. So if they are all about thinning their own herd, I have no sympathy. Natural selection in progress.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:01 AM

10. A past thread about Chauvin's sadistic history...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:56 PM

26. This sickening he should have been

cashiered out of the PD long ago also we need a national data base to make sure these rogue cops don't get on another police force some where

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:11 AM

11. I didn't watch much of the trial itself, but unless I missed it I was surprised....

....that it never came up that Chauvin and Floyd were "security" at the same night club and I heard they had a run-in before. At least they casually knew each other.

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:36 AM

18. I'm also surprised we didn't hear more about them knowing each other.

People who know each other usually talk in understanding/respectful terms, not get into a cat fight.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:28 AM

15. We all went to grade school with guys like him...

Everyone knows guys like this. They were the ones who picked out the weakest kids and the kids with no ability to defend themselves for abuse....teasing, taunting, even physical abuse. They did it at 7 years old and they did it at 17 years old. They are cruel just because.

This guy was the worst nightmare, the school bully with a badge and police powers.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:42 PM

23. The worst bully in our school became a cop, just like his dad.

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Him and his dad used to work in tandem. He would challenge someone to a drag race, and his dad down the road would pull the poor sap over.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:47 PM

24. Chauvin name is Cursed. No pity. Even

if he gets out of prison one day only the dregs of society will welcome him.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:18 PM

27. Some police are evil to the core. Not much to this story, but...

I went into a 711 a few years back. One police went to use the employee restroom, and the other was standing at the counter. I walked in the store, and smiled and said hello to the police at the counter. He just looked me in the eye and glared at me with a frown.

He was one scary dude with a uniform on. I'm fairly certain that guy has arrested innocent people.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:57 PM

29. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

This is a feature piece/analysis about Chauvin's past, as opposed to important breaking news.

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