Jail Justice: Social Media Memes Mock Derek Chauvin After George Floyd’s Murderer Stabbed In Prison

Source: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Social media timelines exploded with cynical memes mocking following the news that the former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd was stabbed in prison on Friday.

Aww Derek Chauvin was stabbed ? https://t.co/qzfdbJQfTB pic.twitter.com/FRA9XQBBgO

— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) November 25, 2023

While prison officials wouldn’t immediately confirm that Derek Chauvin was the victim of the reported prison violence, anonymous sources told multiple news outlets that the disgraced former Minneapolis police officer serving decades in an Arizona prison was the target of the stabbing.

Me after finding out they shanked Derek chauvin in prison and he didn’t die pic.twitter.com/ojzVIwDwxc

— Billy Bong Thorton (@Wat_Manor) November 25, 2023

Without naming any names, the Bureau of Prisons told CNN that “An incarcerated individual” was assaulted at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson before adding later that “Responding employees initiated life-saving measures for one incarcerated individual.”

Derek Chauvin was stabbed
Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/u6BEec8kSF

— rosechocglam (@rosechocglam) November 25, 2023

Chauvin was in stable condition following the stabbing, according to CNN.

I nominate Tommy as an early contender for Best Derek Chauvin Reply Tweet pic.twitter.com/cU0wFyPTzO

— (((Tara Dublin))) Wrote An Awesome Book! (@taradublinrocks) November 25, 2023

The reported stabbing happened around 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday.

Derek Chauvin got poked up in prison?! pic.twitter.com/4uD7oVnSQQ

— Levi’s Lover (@spicy2siracha) November 25, 2023

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Chauvin, 47, was “seriously injured” by the stabbing.

derek chauvin was st*bbed in the slammer!? pic.twitter.com/vP3JXzhLDv

— kirs ◡̈ (@kirsmu) November 25, 2023

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose state prosecution of Chauvin led to a 22.5-year sentence for the former cop, said he was “sad” to learn of the reported prison stabbing.

Derek Chauvin was stabbed? Damn that’s crazy, I hope the knife is okay though… pic.twitter.com/eMfjkxGzYf

— Bianca Wilson (@___bjw___) November 25, 2023

But the reactions across social media were decidedly the polar opposite of Ellison’s as timelines were replete with suggestions that the reported stabbing was the result of karmic forces that have revealed themselves as jail justice — a slang term for an inmate administering out self-determined punishment toward another inmate.

praying for the inmate that stabbed Derek Chauvin pic.twitter.com/Zoj1xKOwTG

— J-Dawg (@ohtheiron_e) November 25, 2023

Because Floyd’s murder was such a touchpoint along racial lines, social media users found some irony in the fact that Chauvin was reportedly stabbed on a day that’s been designated as “Black Friday” for reasons not having to do with prison violence.

The irony of Derek Chauvin getting stabbed on “BLACK FRIDAY” is just too damn great pic.twitter.com/zX4gXxBUt9

— UzamakiJ (@UzamakiJ) November 25, 2023

Chauvin’s alleged stabber was not immediately identified, but social media posts suggested that the inmate or inmates responsible for the violence could be in for a reward of sorts from members of the public who may be interested in donating funds to the prison commissary in their name(s).

The commissary of the inmate that stabbed Derek Chauvin pic.twitter.com/YPI3xB1SPI

— vids that go hard (@vidsthatgohard) November 25, 2023

To add insult to a reported injury, Chauvin was stabbed just days after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the latest appeal of his conviction for murdering Floyd. That development all but ensured Chauvin would serve every second of his concurrent state and federal sentences.

Derek Chauvin got stabbed in prison huh? pic.twitter.com/eee2jaaZFN

— Tanesha, BSN RN Karen Kryptonite (@ERnurse86) November 25, 2023

That came months after the Minnesota Court of Appeals in April rejected an appeal of Chauvin’s conviction and instead ruled that he remains a murderer who killed Floyd by nonchalantly pressing his knee into the unarmed and handcuffed Black man’s neck for the better part of 10 minutes while a crowd (and eventually, the world) watched in horror.

nobody:

black twitter hearing about the news of Derek Chauvin: pic.twitter.com/nud7xf0vmf

— Seaux Leaux (@PHaithfulGem) November 25, 2023

Months before that, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order denying Chauvin’s appeal petition for further review, meaning his last hope was with the U.S. Supreme Court.

DEREK CHAUVIN JUST GOT STABBED IN PRISON pic.twitter.com/dOjQkk4r0B

— Minga (@KillaMinga) November 25, 2023

And now, after learning he would indeed be staying in prison for a couple of more decades, at least, Chauvin was reportedly stabbed.

Somewhere in the world, Derek Chauvin has a mother who is worried about him tonight.
I am not that mother https://t.co/1yROIAhGJv pic.twitter.com/hZdmxXQDxW

— Beth (@MrsStinkFingers) November 25, 2023

It was decidedly in that context that the social media memes ruthlessly mocked Chuavin — though not nearly as ruthlessly as when the former cop ignored bystanders’ pleas for him to stop murdering Floyd on that fateful day in 2020.

SEE ALSO:

Civil Rights Leaders Mark 3rd Anniversary Of George Floyd’s Murder

Minneapolis Police Reform: What To Know About The Approved Public Safety Overhauling


 

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