Beyonce mom SLAMS Derek Chauvin 22.5 year prison term as stars react in fury


Beyonce‘s mother Tina Knowles has lead stars reacting in fury to the news that Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd

On Friday, Chauvin, 45, spoke briefly to offer the Floyd family his condolences and said: ‘There’s going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest. And I hope things will give you some peace of mind’. 

‘Very Disappointing!’ Tina, 67, wrote on her Instagram page. ‘My Godson was sentenced to 20 years for 2 ounces of marijuana he has been In Jail for 11 years. This man convicted of three charges He Murdered This man on TV before the world. And will only serve 15 ! The system has to change! ‘

Chauvin was found guilty in April on all three counts – second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter – for kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes in May 2020. 

Outrage: Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles has lead stars reacting in fury to the news that Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison on Friday

Before sentencing, four victim impact statements were read, including from Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, his nephew Brandon Williams, and his brothers Terrence Floyd and Philonise Floyd. 

‘I ask about him all the time,’ Gianna said. ‘I was asking how did my dad get hurt. I want to play with him’. 

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard took to Twitter in response, writing: ‘Should have been 40 years #GeorgeFloyd he is without remorse a stone cold murderer end of discussion #derekchauvin is devoid of emotion.’

Kathy Griffin tweeted: ‘Of course, it’s not enough time. #GeorgeFloyd’ while Rosanna Arquette said: ‘Sorry mama chauvin ,your son is NOT a good man.’ 

Enough: Tina Knowles lead celebs on Friday voicing their dissatisfaction with the verdict

Enough: Tina Knowles lead celebs on Friday voicing their dissatisfaction with the verdict 

Star Trek actor George Takei tweeted: ‘I want 40 years for Chauvin. George Floyd’s family already got a life sentence handed to them when Chauvin murdered him.’ 

Film director Ava DuVernay wrote: ‘Derek Chauvin is a murderer. A murderer who watched multiple people plead for the life of the man he killed in broad daylight. A murderer who placed the full weight of his body on another human being’s neck and felt the life drain out of him. Derek Chauvin is a murderer.’

Two cents: Charmed star Alyssa Milano joined those speaking out

Two cents: Charmed star Alyssa Milano joined those speaking out 

Fury: Pose star Billy Porter simply tweeted the length of prison time

Fury: Pose star Billy Porter simply tweeted the length of prison time 

Views: Director Ava DuVernay posted a lengthy message to her Twitter account

Views: Director Ava DuVernay posted a lengthy message to her Twitter account 

Meanwhile, public defender Eliza Orlins tweeted: ‘Derek Chauvin was just sentenced to 270 months (22.5 years) for the murder of George Floyd. As a public defender, I represented a man who was facing life in prison for stealing a jacket.’

In addition to jail time, Chauvin is also prohibited from possessing a gun, ammunition, or explosives for the remainder of his life and must also register as a predatory offender. 

As a first-time offender, Chauvin had potentially faced 12 and a half years in prison, but most serious charge that Chauvin was convicted of – second-degree murder – carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

Angry: Singer Cher took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the matter

Angry: Singer Cher took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the matter 

Speaking out: American rapper Plies also posted a lengthy response

Speaking out: American rapper Plies also posted a lengthy response 

The former Minneapolis officer, dressed in a gray suit and tie with a buzz cut, was found guilty in April on all three counts – second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter – for kneeling on 46-year-old Floyd’s neck for nine minutes in May 2020.

In his sentencing memo, Judge Cahill wrote, ‘Mr. Chauvin, rather than pursuing the MPD mission, treated Mr. Floyd without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings and which he certainly would have extended to a friend or neighbor.’

The sentencing came after Chauvin spoke briefly to offer the Floyd family his condolences.

Reaction: Chauvin was found guilty in April on all three counts - second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter

Reaction: Chauvin was found guilty in April on all three counts – second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter

Chauvin said he could not give a full statement because of additional legal matters, but said, ‘There’s going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest. And I hope things will give you some peace of mind. Thank you.’

There are still two federal indictments pending against Chauvin – one for violating Floyd’s civil rights during the arrest that led to his death and one for assaulting a 14-year-old with a flashlight.

Chauvin spoke after four heartbreaking victim impact statements from George Floyd’s family, including Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, his nephew Brandon Williams, and brothers Terrence Floyd and Philonise Floyd.

Reaction: Comedienne Sandra Bernhard took to Twitter in response, writing: 'Should have been 40 years #GeorgeFloyd'

Reaction: Comedienne Sandra Bernhard took to Twitter in response, writing: ‘Should have been 40 years #GeorgeFloyd’



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