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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:44 AM

Murder in plain sight

I just can't watch Chauvin's trial. That video tells the whole story, -- a nonchalant cop, hands in pockets, kneeling on the neck of a human being named George Floyd until he's dead. It was a horrendous video of a murder, pure and simple. Context and extenuating circumstances aren't even a factor here. To any sane, halfway reasonable human being, it was a public fucking execution.

Anyone but a cop would take any plea he could get. But this murdering prick knows that all he needs is one white supremacist, or one moron on the jury, and he walks away free.

I'm sick of having to share this planet with self-proclaimed "patriots," "cop lovers," flag wavers, god freaks who want to make all the rules, and so many other types of wingnut fanatics, -- including virtually every Republican.

I have no impartiality about this trial, so I never would have made it onto the jury. But no truly impartial juror can watch that video and not understand what they were seeing. If Chauvin is found "not guilty," I fear for the riots that will follow, along with the inevitable deaths that will occur. I really want to see this nonchalant murderer stick his hands into his pockets, look indifferent, and walk into a cell where he'll spend the rest of his life.

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Cyrano Apr 2021 OP
BComplex Apr 2021 #1
Atticus Apr 2021 #6
dweller Apr 2021 #2
secondwind Apr 2021 #3
SweetieD Apr 2021 #4
Vinca Apr 2021 #5
Cyrano Apr 2021 #7
rsdsharp Apr 2021 #8
aggiesal Apr 2021 #9
dameatball Apr 2021 #13
aggiesal Apr 2021 #16
dameatball Apr 2021 #17
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2021 #14
lark Apr 2021 #10
lame54 Apr 2021 #11
Tribetime Apr 2021 #12
Duppers Apr 2021 #15
jalan48 Apr 2021 #18
live love laugh Apr 2021 #19
Stuart G Apr 2021 #20

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:48 AM

1. I feel the same, Cyrano. I can't help but wonder what kind of excuse a legal system

could dream up to keep this ruthless killer out of prison for the rest of his life.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:56 AM

2. Totally agree

I remember I posted here after 1st seeing the video on the news that it would cause ptsd in some viewers ... it did me, I’ve seen death portrayed many times, but that was an execution, murder in plain sight 😕
I’ve never watched again, nor gotten over it

✌🏻

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:59 AM

3. I say he will be convicted.


People are getting tired of the violence and the killings.

Chauvin will be convicted.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:59 AM

4. I feel the same. If this was any lay person kneeling on the neck of someone for 10 minutes

And the person died, that lay person would have been arrested at the scene. There would have been a plea and no murder trial.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:03 PM

5. My husband remarked that he bet Chauvin set out for the day with the thought in mind

to hunt for a black guy. That's sure is what it seems. I've been looking at this from the perspective of having been a cop back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and it's just horrifying. I think you can size up someone in an encounter almost immediately and tell whether they are apt to be violent and nuts or just need to be cajoled and coaxed. George Floyd was obviously someone who could have been cajoled. Just my opinion, but it seems the older homicide cop who just testified was thinking the same thing.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:41 PM

7. It seems to me that

Chauvin would have murdered anyone for committing the crime of breathing while black.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:56 PM

8. One holdout on the jury (or more than one) results in a hung jury.

It does not result in an acquittal. If the jury hangs he will be retried, not “walk away free.”

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:06 PM

9. What gets me is that George Floyd was already in the back seat of the squad car ...

when Chauvin arrived and pulled him out, through the opposite door.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:39 PM

13. I've yet to figure that out either. May have been explained someplace, but I haven't seen it.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:49 PM

16. I read that the police officers said he was still resisting ...

Really? Resisting in the back seat of a squad car?
The door Chauvin pull him out of, was already closed.
The door where George Floyd entered could easily close.

What resisting could he do from the back seat of the car?

I'm definitely wouldn't buy that explanation.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:54 PM

17. Yeah, seems weird. To me this part of the "They worked together but didn't know each other"

narrative makes me a bit skeptical. I'm not saying they did know each other, but pulling him back out of the car makes it seem oddly personal.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:40 PM

14. Officer Chauvin has done the same sadistic thing on numerous previous arrests by him.

He needs to be locked away for good.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:17 PM

10. I know how you feel.

I really wanted to see how this goes down so watched almost every minute the first day and a half - it was sooo brutal. By the 2nd day, I was walking out of the room a lot because I just couldn't take it - not one more second of that defense lawyers lies, not one more minute of hearing/seeing someone get brutally murdered by a sadistic cop who enjoyed it. I turned off the tv, but did watch some of the supervisor part yesterday afternoon after I got home from surgery. Taking a break today so far, many phone calls from friends and to dr. office/hospital and a friend came over to bring lunch and help me for awhile.

I want to see this, see how the prosecution rebuts the defense lies and gives the jury the best chance to make the right decision. Who knows if there's a ringer in there, a well disguised white nationalist for example, who cares zero for the truth and up for his city and wants the riots that him throwing the case will cause because he thinks that will help his cause? If something like that has happened, there's indeed nothing that can be done other than a retrial. I am praying these are regular people who will know murder and lies when they see them. The defense claiming the cops were scared by the crowd is pure BS, there were 4-5 grown ass men with guns and 12 people, including at least 3 children so 9 adults with no threats or physical confrontations at all is pure lunacy - but he is pushing this hard. I am still hopeful for a good outcome, which means Chauvin in jail for murder but do sadly understand that history is against us.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:24 PM

11. Cops require 10 X the evidence

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:29 PM

12. Every time I see Chauvin taking notes I want to puke

What the f*** are you taking notes of you f****** killed a guy

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:49 PM

15. X's 1000

Thank you for expressing our feelings & outrage.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:00 PM

18. I haven't been able to watch it either. My blood pressure can't handle it. I did read Floyd had

opiates and meth in his blood system and my guess is that the defense will use this as a reason for why he died, hoping for a lesser conviction than murder.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:56 PM

19. I can't watch either. nt

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:29 PM

20. I also can't watch it ...But Chauvin had his knee on his neck till he's dead..videos of that..Yes...

Witnesses ...Yes...Full 9 minutes?...Yes...Some bystanders told Chauvin to let him go...Yes....Floyd clearly said, "I can't breath"....Yes............More?...Yes...

....Guilty?...YES!!......Chauvin thinks he will get away with it?....Yes..

.Will Chauvin get away with it...NO!!! Chauvin will go to jail..

One comment from a lawyer that I saw either at CNN or here at DU, that the prosecution has destroyed Chauvin's defense case. I don't know..but I do think that in other times...maybe 25 years ago...Chauvin
would go free....These times are different...and those days are over
.......Video cameras tell the story more than defendants .....There is video of Chauvin on Floyd's neck...Is that correct?...Full 9 minutes?? Yes....That video testifies the truth more than Chauvin or anyone else..

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