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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:12 AM

Floyd trial: This is superficial

but doesn't their expert look exactly like Robin Williams doing a role with an Irish accent? I'm being distracted by this...

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Reply Floyd trial: This is superficial (Original post)
flotsam Apr 8 OP
obnoxiousdrunk Apr 8 #1
vanlassie Apr 8 #2
Bev54 Apr 8 #3
a kennedy Apr 8 #4
Ms. Toad Apr 8 #5

Response to flotsam (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:29 AM

1. Agree

It is superficial.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:50 AM

2. It's the Chauvin trial, actually.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:03 PM

3. Thank you, I am tired of people calling it the George Floyd trial

George Floyd is not on trial he was a victim, his murderer is on trial and it should aptly be referred to by the name of the person on trial.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:05 PM

4. Thank you.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:48 PM

5. Interesting.

From a legal standpoint, you are of course correct.

But from the persepctive of people who have asked (generally) that we stop using the name of the perpetrators of hate-based violence, calling it the Floyd trial also makes sense. It emphasizes the person who was murdered, rather than the murderer. When I hear it referred to as the Floyd trial what comes to my mind is seeking justice for George Floyd.

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