George Floyd: Court Sentences Officer Involved To 22 Years Imprisonment
#Blacklivesmatter was echoed with the death of George Floyd last year and the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was involved in the incident has been sentenced on Friday to 22 years and six months in prison for murdering George Floyd, a videotaped killing that triggered the most profound racial upheaval in the U. S. since the civil rights era.
The punishment ended one chapter of a reckoning that spread from questions of official force to a broad reappraisal of discrimination inherent in American institutions. More than a year after the killing, matters of race have taken center stage as the nation emerges from protests and the pandemic.
A jury in April convicted Chauvin in the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man and father. On May 25, 2020, Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds after detaining him on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. Floyd begged for mercy as his air supply dwindled.
Erstwhile South Korea President Sentences To 15 Years In Jail
A court in Seoul has earlier on Friday (In Korean time) incarcerated an erstwhile South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years, and this makes him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by corruption charges.It is to be noted that Lee will be the fourth former South Korean president to be jailed, with his successor Park Geun-Hye imprisoned over a separate graft scandal that toppled her from power in early 2017 and...
14 Years Old Boy Sentenced to 17 Imprisonment
A 15 years old British teenage boy who killed his 12-year-old friend in a frenzied attack after luring him to woodland has been sentenced for murder.The deceased named Roberts Buncis was stabbed more than 70 times in the assault in Boston, Lincolnshire, just days before his 13th birthday.The Jurors at Lincoln Crown Court heard Roberts' wounds were "consistent with an attempt to remove the head".Marcel Grzeszcz, 15, was ordered to serve a minimum term of 17 years.Jur...
Former Angola President's Son Bags 5 Years Imprisonment For Fraud
On the fight against corruption in Angola, the Supreme Court in Angola has handed a five-year jail sentence to Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of the country’s former president, for $500m fraud.The 42-year-old was accused of trying to embezzle up to $1.5bn from the sovereign wealth fund, which he oversaw from 2013 to 2018.He was later charged with stealing $500m from the fund and transferring it to a bank account in Switzerland.His father, José Eduardo dos Santos,...
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