Episode 36

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3rd Jun 2020

George Floyd pt. 1

The killing of George Floyd has rocked the US and sparked protests around the world. Police officers are rarely charged with Murder in discharging their duties and there is no disagreeing that what Derek Chauvin did was a crime and not policing.  There was outrage at the charges filed, third-degree Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter. Breaking down what these changes mean, what the murder and manslaughter statues look like in Minnesota, and how they apply to this case will hopefully be a helpful step in understanding what is happening. When dealing with the prosecution of a Police Officer who was acting in the line of duty there are additional defenses available to them when they are prosecuted, I talk about those too. 

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Minnesota Criminal Statutes

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Hi There! I am Emily D. Baker, badass lawyer for online entrepreneurs. I keep it real while helping business Get Legit™. With over 15 years of experience, I have seen it all and that’s why I am able to help my clients create common-sense legal protection in their businesses. I also thrive on helping businesses create the right structure to build wealth so they can focus on the good they do in the world. I run on coffee and curse words and enjoy talking some sh!t on the Get Legit Law & Sh!t podcast.