(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- While Black Lives Matter protesters continue to burn down American cities and beat up innocent people, real justice is happening behind the scenes courtesy of the American justice system. Attorney General for Minnesota, General Keith Ellison, has upped the charges against former police officer Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd.
Chauvin killed Floyd during an arrest after kneeling on his neck for almost ten minutes. After reviewing the circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death, Ellison increased the charges from third-degree murder to second-degree murder. He also indicated that he will charge three other police officers, who were on the scene.
Local newspaper the Star Tribune reported how Ellison is considering charging the other officers with “aiding and abetting second-degree murder,” after speaking to “multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case.” The three other officers on the scene were Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao, the newspaper reported.
Chauvin was arrested on Friday, and within days national press reported that his wife had filed for divorce. Reports have also suggested that Chauvin, while in jail and awaiting a trail, is on suicide watch.
While people pretending to be calling for justice for George Floyd burn down buildings, the family of George Floyd continues to call for calm. Floyd’s brother said during an interview on Good Morning America that his brother was “about peace, he was about unity.”
“But the things transpiring now, they may call it unity, but it’s destructive unity. That’s not what my brother was about,” he said. Other newspapers reported how George Floyd regularly warned young black men about violence and gang activity.
Which kind of justice would George Floyd have wanted – real, legal justice and the chances of action being taken against police brutality, or mobs of violent Black Lives Matter activists killing and beating up innocent people in the street?
One thing that judges and attorneys involved with this case will be aware of is that the higher the charges made against Chauvin, the higher his chances of being freed. If emotion drives the decision to charge Chauvin with more than just second-degree murder, the more likely it will be that his lawyer argues the charge was excessive.
Let’s hope Chauvin gets the sentence he deserves!