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LISTEN: John Carlson Show, April21--7am hour

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The Minneapolis jury has convicted Derek Chauvin on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd, 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter. The judge did not allow bail and Chauvin will be sentenced in June. The 2nd degree murder charge carries a sentence of 40 years. Criminal law attorney, Anne Bremner, tells KVI the prosecution could ask for an exceptional sentence considering several factors including that the crime occurred in front of a 9-year-old child. (photo: KOMO News)

7am hour -- GUEST: criminal law attorney, Anne Bremner, points out the importance of deciding a case (Derek Chauvin murder of George Floyd) in the courtroom and not in the news media or public arena, Bremner says prosecutors could seek an exceptional sentence above the 40 years Chauvin is facing for the 2nd degree murder conviction, Bremner says two factors could fuel Chauvin's almost certain appeal of the guilty verdicts, 28-year-old MN man arrested for drive-by shooting of National Guard troops in Minneapolis this week, some blunt talk about WA Democrats pushing a capital gains income tax for children's programs...

GUEST: Auburn mayor, Nancy Backus, explains why the city council decided to criminalize what had been a civil infraction regarding homeless people, why Backus feels this is about "compassionate accountability" but adds this law is meant to be a last resort, the story of a woman who died of drug OD in Auburn, the double standard of homeless people encroaching and littering on sensitive wetlands and greenbelts, Backus says what works regarding homelessness in Auburn may not work in Seattle (and vice-versa).


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