Guilty On All Counts

After deliberating 10 hours the jurors in the George Floyd murder trial returned with the verdict of guilty on all counts. Eight weeks from now Derek Chauvin will be sentenced for his crimes. Technically he could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for manslaughter. Under Minnesota law, the sentences are likely to run concurrently, meaning that Chauvin would serve no more than 40 years in prison for killing Floyd, even if unintentionally, by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes.”

Immediately after the trial Chauvin was taken to Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights, a maximum-security prison outside Minneapolis. It is reported that he is being housed in “administrative control unit” a form of solitary confinement, for his own safety in a wing with 40 other inmates. He is alone in his cell for 23 hours a day, and continually watched by prison guards. The irony of of his public crime and then his need for protection cannot be ignored. Yes, it is true that Chauvin might be torn limb from limb were he placed in general population.

As to Chauvin’s co-defendants, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, the three other officers who participated in the death of George Floyd, they are not getting off. They are facing trial this August together on the charges of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. Each of them could face maximum sentences of 40 years in prison. Criminal defense lawyer Nicole Hochglaube sums it up “Kueng and Lane are accused of helping Chauvin restrain Floyd on the ground. Lane also drew his gun on Floyd after he first approached Floyd’s car and began speaking with him. Thao watched bystanders who had gathered.”

J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department to determine whether it engages in a pattern or practice of policing that violates the Constitution or federal civil rights laws. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Justice Department lawyers will look at whether Minneapolis police use excessive force, including during protests, or engage in discriminatory conduct. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo welcomes the investigation and pledges his department’s full cooperation.

It is the hope of many that some good can come to the nation from the cruel and reckless killing of George Floyd. Following the widespread protests of the Rodney King beating, Congress gave the Justice Department the authority to conduct investigations of local police departments and sheriff’s offices. Perhaps we can see new legislation named for George Floyd that ban chokeholds and overhaul qualified immunity protections for officers.

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Pisces. This makes Venus the ruler of his INNER Self and gives Jupiter rulership over his OUTER SELF. The #72 FRI PIS Signature creates individuals who expect things to work out regardless of their behaviors. There is a large streak of self-indulgence in this planetary pattern, which works out best paired with kindness and worst with resentfulness, which seems to be the case here.

Looking at the Wikipedia entry on Chauvin we see that he has lived checkered life. On the whole he has gone from thing to thing but he has also worked hard. There are commendations for valor and complaints for excessive use of force on his official record. He and his now ex-wife were charged separately on multiple charges of tax evasion, primarily their underreporting of joint income for more than $95,000 from Chauvin’s off-duty security work and failure to pay sales tax on a $100,000 BMW .

It is difficult to explain Chauvin’s use of this particular signature. The Venus/ Jupiter rulership accents goodness and riches to those who are born under its auspicious nature. Chauvin’s situation is similar to individuals who inherit a fortune and then squander it all away. And you might ask why these folks weren’t wiser. The answer is that when OUTER world has too great a hold on the individual, their INNER gifts have little chance of making an effect.

Keep in mind, that there is no such thing as a good or bad Dayology signature. All 84 of the signatures can be used smartly or poorly. Without an effort to improve our lives in the areas that we are weak, strong or twisted means that we short change ourselves. It could be that Chauvin holds too high of an opinion of himself, and one that that he doesn’t actually deserve. And, of course, acting as if the rules do not apply to him is definitely asking for trouble.

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