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Judge Accepts Derek Chauvin’s Plea Deal On The Murder Of George Floyd, Sets Sentence For 20-25 Years

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Judge Accepts Derek Chauvin’s Plea Deal on The Murder Of George Floyd.

United States District Judge Paul Magnuson, who is overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd, announced on Wednesday that he has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin’s plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison.

Both sides agreed in the plea agreement that Chauvin should face a sentence ranging from 20 to 25 years, with prosecutors stating that they would seek 25. On the federal charge, he could have faced life In prison.

Judge Paul Magnuson postponed accepting the agreement until a presentence investigation was completed. He stated on Wednesday that the report had been issued and that it was now appropriate to accept the deal, though he is yet to set a date for Chauvin’s sentencing.

Derek Chauvin is already serving a 22½ year prison sentence for his murder conviction in state court last year, which he is appealing. He would serve both the federal and state sentences simultaneously.

Chauvin pleaded guilty to avoid Floyd’s civil rights on December. He admitted for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck and willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including unreasonable force by a police officer, after he became unresponsive, thereby resulting in the man’s death.

Derek Chauvin will probably spend more time in prison as a result of the federal plea deal than faced under his state sentence. In Minnesota, state prisoners typically serve one-third of their sentence on parole, which would mean 15 years in prison with the option of supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years.

“The defendant also knew there was no legal justification to continue his use of force because he was aware that Mr. Floyd not only stopped resisting, but also stopped talking, stopped moving, stopped breathing and lost consciousness and a pulse.” According to the federal plea deal Chauvin accepted.

Judge Accepts Derek Chauvin’s Plea Deal on The Murder Of George Floyd, Sets Sentence For 20-25 Years | My Beautiful Black Ancestry

Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice, prompting a state investigation by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which discovered over a decade of ‘discriminatory, race-based policing’ in Minneapolis.

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Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

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In this still image from the Neuralink presentation video on YouTube, a presenter, lower left, described how a monkey used a wireless transmitter to “type” characters on a keyboard.Credit...Neuralink

Neuralink, the startup Elon Musk founded to link our brains directly to computers, showed progress Wednesday in two medical areas: helping blind people to see and helping people with spinal cord injuries to walk or use their hands.

The company, one of five that Musk leads, is working on technology to drop thousands of electrodes thinner than a hair into the outer surface of human brains. Each electrode is a tiny wire connected to a battery-powered, remotely recharged, quarter-sized chip package that’s embedded into a spot that once held a circle of skull. The chip, called the N1, communicates wirelessly with the outside world.

The technology is still far from the initial medical uses, much less Musk’s ultimate vision of using Neuralink to hang out with superintelligent AIs. But the company is making significant progress, including applying with the Food and Drug Administration to begin human trials it hopes to start within six months, the company said at a “show and tell” event lasting more than two hours.

“Our goal will be to turn the lights on for someone who’s spent decades living in the dark,” said Neuralink researcher Dan Adams, who’s working on the effort to repackage camera data into a brain-compatible format and pipe it directly to the visual cortex.

Musk has some cred when it comes to revolutionary tech. His electric-vehicle company Tesla is profoundly changing cars and his SpaceX outfit is transforming space access with reusable rockets. His reputation as a tech genius has taken a beating, though, with the chaos at Twitter after his $44 billion acquisition. Musk’s Boring Company, which aims to revamp auto transportation with tunnels, also hasn’t lived up to its promises yet.

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US President Joe Biden turns 80 Today: New Generation’ of Democratic Leaders Takes Control in Congress

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President Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has reached that milestone while in office and fueling speculation about how his advancing age will affect his political future.

Biden — who was the oldest person to assume the presidency in January 2021, just 61 days after his 78th birthday — has said he intends to make another White House bid, even as his age-adjacent peers, including 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made the decision to step away from leadership in order to make way for a younger generation.

“My intention is that I will run again. But I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run but we’re going to have discussions about it. And I don’t feel any hurry one way or the other to make that judgment.” he said last week, after helming what many say is the most successful midterm election for a sitting president’s party in decades, though noting that those results would not have an impact on his decision to run again.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets guests before speaking at an event at the White House complex, Nov. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Biden is the oldest person to serve as commander in chief in the nation’s history. Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, the president would be 86 by the end of his second term. He has said he’ll talk over his future with his wife and the rest of his family over the holidays.

Biden has said he is hoping that he and his wife “get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around between Christmas and Thanksgiving” and that his decision to run for reelection will likely “be early next year we make that judgment.”

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Shanquella Robinson’s Death in Cabo, Father Believes Attack Was a Set Up

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Shanquella Robinson‘s mysterious death in Mexico smells like a set up to her father … he tells TMZ he believes his daughter was attacked as part of a diabolical plan.

Shanquella, who was from North Carolina, was found dead last month in her room in Los Cabos … where she was vacationing with a group of friends. Her parents say the friends told them the 25-year-old died of alcohol poisoning.

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