Who is a predatory offender? Derek Chauvin ordered to register as one, Internet asks 'why'

Judge Peter Cahill ordered Derek Chauvin to register as a 'predatory offender' upon release and prohibited him from possessing firearms


                            Who is a predatory offender? Derek Chauvin ordered to register as one, Internet asks 'why'
Derek Chauvin could be released on parole after serving two-thirds of his sentence or about 15 years, with good behavior (Image credits: YouTube)

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murdering George Floyd during the hearing on Friday, June 25. The prosecutors had requested 30 years for the ex-cop. Chauvin spoke for the first time during the hearing and chose not to testify in his defense.

Chauvin, 45, could be released on parole after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 15 years, with good behavior. In his verdict, Judge Peter Cahill ordered Chauvin to register as a 'predatory offender' upon release and prohibited him from possessing firearms for the rest of his life. Chauvin will have 90 days to appeal against the sentencing.

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During the hearing, judge Peter Cahill said, "What the sentence is not based on is emotion, or sympathy, but at the same time, I want to acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family." He added, "It has been painful throughout Hennepin County, throughout the state of Minnesota and throughout the country, but most importantly we need to recognize the pain of the Floyd family."

Who is a predatory offender?

A person is treated as a predatory offender if they have committed felony criminal sexual conduct or certain other designated sex crimes including kidnapping or false imprisonment. These crimes are referred to as predatory offenses. Those individuals are recognized as predatory offenders by the law who have committed these crimes under Minnesota law, federal law, or the law of other states. The law requires individuals who have been civilly committed as 'sexually dangerous persons' or as 'mentally ill' and 'dangerous' to be registered as predatory offenders, given the person was charged with a predatory offense.

'Why is Derek Chauvin going to have to register as a predatory offender?'

While some people lauded the court's decision of ordering Chauvin to be registered as a predatory offender, some had their reservations about the same. One user commented, "Why is Chauvin going to have to be registered as a predator? Is there something else we don't know here?" Another wrote, "I know everyone knows who he is anyway but something about Derek Chauvin having to register as a predatory offender for the rest of his life is very satisfying." One user tweeted, "Also Derek Chauvin will be listed as a predatory offender for life. That's cool." Another tweet read, "Fuck yes, Derek Chauvin going to jail and has to register as a predatory offender. Now do the rest of the cops."



 



 



 



 

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