Derek Chauvin May Be Getting Out of Prison Soon Than Expected…
Earlier this month, Derek Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson filed a motion that may potentially keep him out of prison.
Nelson’s motion asked the judge for time served and probation instead of the potential of 20 years or more in prison.
His reasoning behind this is that it would be too dangerous for him to go to prison because Derek Chauvin is now a very well recognized name and he will be a target in prison.
I completely agree. He will be a target and I don’t imagine him making it in prison for very long because I’m sure that some liberals inside or some black guys would likely beat him to death.
A separate filing contained requests that Chauvin receives a new, more fair trial in a different location. This was due to both juror bias and prosecutorial misconduct that played a role in Chauvin’s wrongful prosecution.
“Mr. Chauvin asks the Court to look beyond its findings, to his background, his lack of criminal history, his amenability to probation, to the unusual facts of this case, and to his being a product of a ‘broken’ system,’” Nelson wrote in the filing.
The attorney noted that Chauvin has lived a “hardworking, law-abiding life” and is “not the average offender,” adding that “politics” has wrongfully painted his client “as a dangerous man.”
“Mr. Chauvin still has the ability to positively impact his family and his community,” the filing said. “In the eyes of the public, Mr. Chauvin has been reduced to this incident, and he has been painted as a dangerous man. … However, behind the politics, Mr. Chauvin is still a human being.”
“In spite of his mistakes, Mr. Chauvin has demonstrated that he has a capacity for good and that he has the discipline to consistently work toward worthwhile goals,” Nelson wrote.
“Chauvin was unaware that he was even committing a crime,” the attorney argued. “In fact, in his mind, he was simply performing his lawful duty in assisting other officers in the arrest of George Floyd. … Mr. Chauvin’s offense is best described as an error made in good faith reliance [on] his own experience as a police officer and the training he received — not intentional commission of an illegal act.”
June 25 is the sentencing date for Mr. Chauvin, who is facing 20-40 years in prison.
Both Chauvin and his lawyer believe that his trial has been politically driven, painting him as a monster for a political cause. If this is true, as so many believe, it would mean that many scientific, medical, and circumstantial pieces of evidence were ignored.