One of the three former Minneapolis police officers convicted of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of George Floyd has pleaded guilty to the former charge in exchange for dismissal of prosecutors. The contract means the former officer Thomas Lane He will be jailed for up to three years for his role in Floyd’s death. Some may call this result justice while others must see it as the best diet justice.
According to CNN, Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office said state attorneys and defense attorneys have agreed to recommend a 36-month prison sentence for Lane to avoid the mandatory 12-year sentence he faces if convicted of murder. .
“I’m glad Thomas Lane has accepted responsibility for his role in Floyd’s death,” Ellison said. “His confession that he did something wrong is an important step in healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community and our nation. While accountability is not justice, it is a significant moment in this case and a necessary solution to our ongoing journey toward justice. “
According to Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, Lane will not serve a full three-year sentence, which would coincide with his federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights.
“My client did not want to risk losing the murder case so he decided to be convicted of murder with a sentence of 3 years, will be released in 2 years and the murder case will be dismissed,” Gray said. “The sentence will be consistent with his federal sentence and he will serve his time in a federal institution. She has a newborn baby and she doesn’t want to risk being part of the baby’s life. “
Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. It really is the light of some justice that can never be carried by a black civilian who helps kill someone. Fairly, the testimony and video footage show that the head killer in charge of the lane, Cop Derek Chauvin, asked if he could transfer Floyd more than once, to which Chauvin repeatedly replied, “No, we’re fine.” Yet, all four cops have carried out blue-on-black aggression—Tou Thao and J. With Alexander Queng, whose fate still remains:The cause of Floyd’s death. A sentence of two to three years seems unlikely for any of them.
Of course, according to the Floyd family attorneys Ben Kramp, Antonio Romanucci and Jeff Storms, conviction is a “step in the right direction.”
The attorneys said in a joint statement that “today’s acquittal of former officer Thomas Lane is another step towards closing the Floyd family for the horrific and historic murder of George Floyd.” “Although a step in the right direction today, we only have to look at the recent and tragic assassination of Amir Locke to realize that there is a long way to go to restore the confidence of the citizens of Minneapolis.”
I mean, it’s just a child’s move in the right direction, but okay, we can call this judgment zero, my guess.