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In Hopes of Leniency–Derek Chauvin’s Mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, Paints Delusional Picture of Her Son

Video footage of Derek Chauvin’s mother portraying her son as a saint didn’t sit well with many people on social media. 

In an attempt to appeal to the magistrate, Carolyn Pawlenty read a statement during Chauvin’s pre-sentencing hearing. The incredulous assessment of her murderous son appalled social media users.

“Derek has played over and over in his head the events of that day,” Pawlenty said during the five-minute-long speech. “I’ve seen the toll it has taken on him. 

“I believe a lengthy sentence will not serve Derek well. When you sentence my son, you will also be sentencing me,” she continued. “I will not be able to see Derek; talk to him on the phone or give him our special hug.” 

Pawlenty never mentioned George Floyd during the pandering speech or the devastation his family endured over his death. 

She also described the man who knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as “thoughtful and honorable.”

Twitter users sounded off on the callous plea for leniency. 

Thankfully, the delusional mother’s plea didn’t work. Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for Floyd’s murder.

J.D. Smith is a Tech Investor, Author, and Economist. He is the Founder of Visionary Creative International, a Tech-Based Consumer Solutions Company. He is also the Publisher for Black Media Daily, a 24/7 media outlet providing a voice for black content creators and a place to control their image throughout the Diaspora. J.D. is also the co-author of the book 100 Questions Black People Should Ask themselves, and a best-selling author of the book Made By Hustle. As a digital nomad, he promotes the importance of black travel and working from anywhere.