This is where you could benefit by getting some of your information from.........twitter. There are dozens of appelate lawyers on there and there's basically unanimous agreement that there's no chance of a successful appeal. Long story short, if there's either video evidence of the crime or the trial itslef was filmed or there's overwhelming evidence of the crime then forget a successful appeal. In this case you've got all three. It's doubtful that an appelate court will even hear it past watching the video.
An example from twitter of somebody who knows what they're talking about:
This is all academic anyway as Chauvin will get shanked in prison sooner rather than later. And I would expect his family to start taking casualties even before somebody manages to get to Chauvin.
It is what I meant when I suggested if you were with fellow Saddos and it all kicked off, you would join the side you thought was likely to win.
I don't get any pleasure in pointing it out.
'If there even is such a thing as racism'? Is something else you said to suck up to the racists here.
"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
This... from a NY Post article:
"He could get up to four decades behind bars for the top count of second-degree murder. The second count of of third degree murder carries a penalty of up to 25 years, but he will only be sentenced on the top count as per state law, said Samuel McCloud, who has practiced criminal law in Minnesota for 44 years.
The third count he was convicted of, second-degree manslaughter, carries a 10-year maximum — but he also will not face sentencing on that count as per state law, McCloud said.
While second-degree murder carries a “statutory maximum” of 40 years in the state, Chauvin will likely face far less time when he is sentenced, as per state sentencing guidelines.
The guidelines call for about 12 years in prison for Chauvin, but prosecutors have asked for an “upward departure” from that, which could add a number of years to the sentence, former prosecutor Susan Gaertner said."
It's ok to quote the NY Post, right? Because I know all media is shit.
Anyway, 12 years in protective custody is a sham of a sentence to hand out to a White Supremacist murderer.
It's an empty victory, having convicted him of three charges, the most serious being 2nd-degree murder.
I wonder what "guidelines" they're referring to.
Are these the guidelines where they treat White Supremacist murdering cops different than the rest of the population? Those guidelines?
Now I'M the one who's confused.
Probably not... which IMO is commendable. Chauvin (IMO again) has WS written all over his face and demeanor... but no, I don't think it was used as part of the defense.
Yet it goes without saying that this conviction (if upheld through any sort of BS appeal) goes a little ways in the right direction, as far as the disproportionate use of deadly force from white cops to black people.
With all the deserved flak social media gets (as well as smartphones, selfies, etc.).... one positive aspect is the immediate and unmistakable evidence that is now readily available in cases where in the past, abusing cops would've gotten off scot-free based on their own little protective society. It's called ACCOUNTABILITY. Body cams were a step in the right direction... but too often they can be "oops" turned off or mysteriously defective at the time of the transgression. Either that or not offer a good enough vantage point.
So hooray for all those millions of paparazzi wannabes.
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