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Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. The gruesome scene of Floyd's desperate cries for help while Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck led to national outrage, protests, and a reckoning over racial injustice. Does it seem to be an "appropriate" sentence for Chauvin, as President Biden said? Write about the sentencing and your thoughts a year after Floyd's death. Read the New York Times story, June 25, 2021. [Photo by Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times]
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