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Guilty Verdict in Floyd Case
News Bytes 04/21/2021 275 Comments

After 10 hours of deliberations over two days, the jury in the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, returned its verdict: guilty as charged. Derek Chauvin, age 45, was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon. He could serve up to 40 years in prison for his crimes.

Despite the ongoing sorrow of the loss of life that ushered in the court case, there was a sense of relief and even jubilation around the nation. In Minneapolis, hundreds of people poured into the streets, some carrying banners. Others wept openly. Drivers blared horns in solidarity with those celebrating. Some claimed justice had been delivered for George Floyd.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was quoted on Twitter, saying, “I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step toward justice.”

It is true that nothing—including the decision of the jury and the sentence yet to be mandated by the judge—will restore the life of the man who died while the police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes after he was handcuffed, subdued, and no longer resisting the restrictions placed on him. In that regard, human justice is limited. Only God can raise the dead to life again. For that reason, taking another human life—even in legal situations of duress and difficulty—must be treated with extreme seriousness. The circumstances and actions of those involved must be examined, evaluated, and judged.  

President Joe Biden welcomed the verdict. But he warned that it was not, in itself, a full solution. “We can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen again,” the President warned.

In the wake of Floyd’s death last May, protest demonstrations and scattered violence broke out in Minneapolis, around the nation, and beyond. In the months following the protests and riots, numerous states and cities restricted the use of force by police, revamped disciplinary systems, or subjected police departments to closer oversight.

(Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody. Chauvin was found guilty on three counts in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Court TV via AP)

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? — Micah 6:8

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I can see how this can turn into a big debate like the last one really quick

guess what...

it will

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DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!

@Nora

Yelp! It's not because most people in this chat are avoiding a debate (cmon guys) I enjoy debates. It makes me forget how much I suck at math.

sooo

Is it me or is Worldteen becoming a bit one-sided when it comes to political and social problems of the US? Remember there is no such thing as a liberal Christian. It's either one or the other.

@Aryelle

I am with you girl!!! I am so bad at math!!!! And I like debates as long as they don't get ugly.
Hey guys I didn't say that Christian started it either.

@Cheylyn

Well, I do somewhat agree, but it is really hard for news not to be biased. But if they are biased it is supposed to be towards the conservative Christian side.

@Above

Sure guys debate it, just try to act civilized.

@Everyone

I will not be able to do my big wisdom dump until either tonight or tomorrow.

oop

Anyone know how to do algebra, if not I'm doomed......

@Lissa,

,you almost got beaten up?!? That is horrible!!!!! Was it during a riot? Because if it was, then these riots just got way more real for me. There haven't been any near me...

@Riley, I don't like it

@Riley, I don't like it massively biased any way. Do you think they shouldn't have put this up? I'm just wondering because I'm confused. I'm glad they put this up personally, though I don't like the mean debates. (I like peaceful calm debates where people listen to each other. )

@Caroline

Ok, so I am not saying that they should be superly biased. I was saying that if they were going to be biased at all, it should be towards the red side. And yes, I think it was good to put this up because it is big news that people want to know. And it is good to debate our ideas on this type of thing, but we just don't want it to get bad again. I see it as a test to hold our tongues, or should I say fingers?
@Asher: Ok you're fine I understand if it is because you are busy. There are times I just can't post something because I am too busy!1 It is called LIFE!!!!!
@Aryelle: Sorry I guess I am doomed with you. I have gotten so frustrated and confused that we are actually going to try switching to Saxon Algebra to see if it makes more sense to me. For me, I can listen to it, and then do it, but then there are soooooooooo many formulas I forget which one goes where and how to use them and I get so worked up and then I can't think through how to approach a problem.

@A

I can do Algebra....whats your question?

@ Riley

AHHHH! STOP! SAXON!?! Ok, have you heard of Nicole the Math Lady?

N&M. A

YESSSSS!!!! my savior okay here's what I am doin .here are four scenarios
A. The car traveled at a steady speed for the entire time.
B. The car started out, stopped, turned around, and headed back, then started on its way again.
C. The car traveled at a steady speed for the entire time.
D. The car kept a steady speed but slowed down after a while.
Do you get it?

oop

Its Distance math

also

Im supposed to graph it........ that's what is getting me

Good paragraph

"It is true that nothing—including the decision of the jury and the sentence yet to be mandated by the judge—will restore the life of the man who died while the police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes after he was handcuffed, subdued, and no longer resisting the restrictions placed on him. In that regard, human justice is limited. Only God can raise the dead to life again. For that reason, taking another human life—even in legal situations of duress and difficulty—must be treated with extreme seriousness."
Yes, yes, very true!

this is mylee

Nadia I do Nichole the math lady and love it ! I love the class chat :). Though we and a couple of kids got in trouble trying to make the most comment page . It was like 160 comments before she said that we couldnt do it anymore LOL. what class are you in ? you don't have to answer.

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I'm ready for the debate! ;)
I don't really like how they gave that family all that money... tsk tsk tsk

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I'm ready for the debate! ;)
I don't really like how they gave that family all that money... tsk tsk tsk

Oops..

Didn't mean to post twice...

@CHRISTAN B

The 14-year-old had a gun when he was running from the cops, then he turned around and started to put his hands up. the cop thought he was going to shoot..... and yeah accidentally drew a pistol instead of a tazer.

Though the cop may have

Though the cop may have accidently drew a gun instead of a taser, that is a serious accident and is more than an oops.

I believe that the police

I believe that the police officer is guilty. I think that he should be punished for what he did, but I hope that he has truly repented of what he did.
I think that Floyd's family should be given some money for financial support but 27 million seems a lot.
And if there is a debate: do not attack the person giving the argument but go rather for the argument or subject itself.

Ok, here goes.

This trial was a complete scam it is clear that Floyd died of a drug overdose and not because of a knee on the neck (which was actually on his upper back for most of the time) Maxine Waters a congresswoman from California flew all the way out here to incite riots. "We need to stay on the streets" and "if we don't get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty we need to get more confrontational" were just some of the things she said on video. The jury was intimidated because they were all from Minneapolis, they should have been picked from other districts instead.
All of this is factual so if you want to ask for my sources that is fine but if you outright deny them it won't make you look good.

@Riley

I get what you're saying about life! XD That's been happening to me a lot lately and will be for a while. Just popped in to say hi! And Nadia is right, I've heard bad things about Saxon. My friend did it for a long time and got really behind and hated math, and I have friends who did it for years and years and then switched to Math U See (I recommend) and thought Math U See was a ton better. (Math U See was the curriculum that taught me to love math, so I highly recommend!!)

@Alaina

The officer did his job. The knee on the neck thing is what officers are trained to do. Floyd had 3 times as much fentanyl in his system as has been proven deadly. (Or so my dad said. Does that line up with your info, Asher?)

@Above

my friend does Math-U-see. But we have heard good things about Saxon. I will let you know if it helps or hinders me hopefully it helps. I was doing Video Text Algebra. No I have not heard of the math lady.

@Asher

Good points I agree. You already proved about the over dose in that other article. Nice facts. I have nothing to debate I really think he was just doing his job.

@Addie L

It lines up exactly.

@Asher E.

Haha, luckily for us all things aren't factual just because you want them to be.
If it was so obvious that George Floyd died of an overdose, you would imagine that the professionally trained defense would have an easy time proving it...

:)

@Addie, I do Math-U-See! I need to watch the video for lesson 20 of Pre-Algebra.. What book are you doing? :D

@Zack W

Look at Asher's comment on this page and you can see he proved it. And somewhere later in the comments he cites where he got that info from.
https://teen.wng.org/node/6719?page=1

@Zack W

I told you that you can ask for sources if you don't believe me. What you just did made you look like a fool.

@ Caroline

I am in Math-U-See pre algebra, but I'm on lesson 27

SAXON

Ok, so at first, for pre-A Saxon was really good (8/7)! I learned a lot and started to "like" math. But then I got sick and hospitalized for 2 months and then had to recover for like a year so I didn't get much math done...and I forgot a lot of things, so that put me "behind" and I started to get really frustrated and not like math bc everything builds on the other and I didn't remember some of the things and the lessons for the harder stuff didn't explain anything very well. Then I got to A 1/2 and it was super easy, but I needed review so I did it but the DVD lessons and the lessons in the book weren't the best (imo) SO my mom heard about Nicole the Math Lady and so now I watch her lessons and it has really helped me in math!
SO, if you do Saxon, if the lessons don't work for you check our Nicole the Math Lady on youtube and see if you like her lessons and go from there ;))
(to whoever asked I have no idea where the CLASS CHAT is and keep trying to find it but to no avail xD I'm in A 1/2, A1 and A2

@ Asher

I agree with you.

@Aryelle D

Yeah, the sooner we can get the likes of Pelosi out of office the better.

@Aryelle D

Yeah, Ik some stuff about Algebra. Why, what Algebra you doing? Lol. That sounds pretty serious. XD

oop

@Asher E, tots agree with you
@Zach, Asher E is really smart and is not afraid to tell you the facts so just get ready for that.
@Hesperus, yep I gave up on math a long time ago (like two minutes ago to be exact)
Everyone, I will pass my African American wisdom and point out the fact that no one actually cares about an African American's perspective on the things you guys are debating about in a minute, cause right now I need to do more math........

The Algebra Question

I'm stuck.............sorry....

this is mylee

@Nadia the class chat is an option you can do . We have the whole thing so we get the class chat math fact masters and other stuff. I also love the corny brain break and the wall of fame . LOL

this is mylee

when you go to the front page of your grade you'll see a button that says course . Then to the right it says class chat :0.

I think that 40 years in

I think that 40 years in prison for ‘killing’ someone who was already half dead (as in he was dying from over dose etc.) is over the top.

Whats the difference between

Whats the difference between "manslaughter" and "murder"

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@Caden W

Murder is usually intentional while manslaughter is unintentional.

this is mylee

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