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Prosecutors seek 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin; defense requests probation : news

In all seriousness though, this would be a lot more newsworthy if the defense WASN’T asking for the bare minimum. That’s their job.


According to the article, the recommended sentencing guidelines for this are between 10 to 15 years.

Even if we take the “maximum” recommendation of 15 years, the prosecution is seeking a 100% increase to that recommendation.

Objectively, what the defense is asking for (a 100% reduction to that recommendation) is literally no more absurd than what the prosecution is asking for.

Obviously I do not think that he should only get probation, nor do I even think that 15 years is a long enough sentence, but get out of your feelings and realize this is how the justice system works.

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