Eric Nelson, Chauvin's lawyer, filed a motion for a new trial on Tuesday, citing multiple grounds, including allegations of errors made by the judge.
The United States is at an inflection point as the public and elected officials reassess our system of laws and punishment.
No reasonable person watching that video could justify what Chauvin did—certainly not during the final several minutes when Floyd, incapable of offering resistance, cried for his mother and said he couldn't breathe.
"Perhaps we skip trials when there is audio and video footage of the murder," comedian Chelsea Handler suggested Tuesday on Twitter.
I have no brief for Derek Chauvin. What I saw on the video was inexcusable. But I do have a brief for the fair application of law to every defendant, even those whose conduct I abhor.
If America is sincere about opportunity, redemption and safety, the word "criminal" must no longer be used as an indelible stain.
Chauvin's trial is set to begin on March 29, with jury selection scheduled for next Monday.
"The driver of that truck had his family in there, and they were scared to death," said one Oklahoma Republican who authored a bill which provides full immunity to motorists who hit demonstrators on roadways.
Trump's approach showed the ability for a new president to set the tone during their first week, but some Democrats and activists question whether, from climate to criminal justice and immigration, Biden will have the appetite to exercise broad executive power as his predecessor did.
"For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist,' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems," the congresswoman tweeted Saturday.
Harris has branded herself as a "progressive prosecutor," with supporters pointing to the fact that she was ahead of her time as she began her career during the "tough on crime era."
Joe Biden announced he selected California Senator Kamala Harris, who has decades of experience in criminal justice, as his running mate on Tuesday.
Marc Levin of Texas Public Policy Foundation's Right on Crime initiative debates Rafael A. Mangual of Manhattan Institute and City Journal.
His 2017, viral arrest led to the spark of an advocacy group.
State and local authorities are trying to help cover the loss in revenue due to COVID-19 and, ironically, backfill "defunded" police budgets. Such tactics just punish the poor.
Criminals cannot loot and vandalize if they're taken off the streets.
Think more carefully about who the real agent for "change" is at the ballot box this November.
A new survey published by CBS News found that almost six-in-ten Americans disapproved of Trump's race relations record.
Omar said that nationwide reforms are needed in the wake of George Floyd's police-involved death.
The Minneapolis man's death while in police custody ignited nationwide protests and calls for the officers involved to be held accountable.
Civil rights activists see danger in the choices being made between safety and liberty.
Up to 1,000 prisoners in Brazil escaped Monday after learning that their planned temporary Easter release had been cancelled over fears of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.
A NYC public defender tweeted that her client got 3 to 6 years for stealing a jacket, comparing it to the 40-month sentence Stone received.