By Bob Hoge
Last week, we reported that ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin had been stabbed multiple times while in a Tucson, Arizona, federal prison and that “lifesaving” measures had to be employed just to keep him breathing.
Investigators have now revealed that he was stabbed a staggering 22 times by a former Mexican Mafia member who wanted to celebrate Black Lives Matter on Black Friday, which fell on November 24 this year.
The assailant, 52-year-old John Turscak, initially said he would’ve killed Chauvin with his improvised knife if corrections officers had not responded so quickly, according to prosecutors. (He backtracked on that claim in a subsequent interview and said he did not intend to murder him.) He added that he’d been thinking about attacking the ex-cop for about a month because he was a high-profile inmate and that he wanted to acknowledge his criminal gang and BLM:
Mr. Turscak said the date of stabbing, the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, was “symbolic with the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘Black Hand’ symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia criminal organization,” according to charging documents.
Interestingly, Turscak is serving a 30-year-sentence for crimes he committed while working as an FBI informant…