We were joined by attorney and political activist Warren Ballentine on The Morning Hustle to help shed some legal insight into the charges brought up against Dereck Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd and why, despite some public outrage, the charges are correct.
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“Second-degree murder is only 10 years max in the state of Minnesota, third-degree is 25 years max.” Ballentine breaks down why in fact it’s charged the proper way “not just because of the years, but they don’t have to prove that he intentionally killed George Floyd (like they would in a first-degree murder case), they just have to prove is that he did something that a normal person in that job wouldn’t do.
Take a listen to our conversation above to get some real, factual insight into everything that is happening, and be sure to double check everything you see on social media.
Colin Kaepernick Blackballing NFL Comments On George Floyd Protests, Doesn’t Go Well
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Your league rejected peaceful protest. Your league victimized a Black man that peacefully activated his guaranteed American rights. You’re a part of the problem, and have done nothing rectify this. Therefore, it is my Black ass that you are invited to kiss. https://t.co/JKRzWWJKHw— Van Lathan Jr (@VanLathan) May 30, 2020
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Save the bullshit— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) May 30, 2020
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You gotta be fucking kidding me https://t.co/K8vST8IaCo— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 30, 2020
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Shame on you. This is beyond hollow + disingenuous. This is a lie. Your actions show who you are. You’ve done nothing but the exact opposite of what you describe here. Keep Mr. Floyd’s name out of your mouth. Shame on you + the “consultants” of this travesty of an organization.— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 31, 2020
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NFL owners: "The ultimate peaceful protest, taking a respectful knee, is so awful we'll blacklist the guy who did it for years!"— Harvey 🐰🐦 (@arimareiji) May 30, 2020
Also NFL owners: "Why are they rioting? Why don't they just peacefully protest?"
You think we don't see which knee actually bothers you? pic.twitter.com/B2xiJW7ZdT
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What all of this statement really says:— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) May 30, 2020
Colin Kaepernick was right.
The league’s owners—the commissioner’s bosses—blew this years ago when they didn’t care. https://t.co/3qcDfytQFY
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This from team owners is something else https://t.co/Tuv5gSrNEA— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 30, 2020
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Roger Goodell implemented a rule that says players can’t peacefully protest during the anthem on the field because he was completely & utterly terrified of fox news & maga costing him a few dollars even though the NFL makes billions. I don’t think this is the fight for him. https://t.co/0HWnGMUEYs— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) May 31, 2020
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