Not just that, but the autopsy showed no evidence of trauma. So while it’s bad optics that Chauvin was kneeling on his neck for several minutes it doesn’t appear to have caused his death.Gonna be a shit show. I'm guessing the jury will have a reasonable doubt as to whether or not the drugs in his system could have been the reason why he died.
The prosecution also agreed that no expert will be allowed to compare Floyd's death to "the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the ground that such analogy is prejudicial," as member station Minnesota Public Radio reported.
Sounds peacefulTwo shot, one killed inside Minneapolis BLM Autonomous Zone, aka The Free State of George Floyd:
https://kstp.com/news/shooting-kills-1- ... 788/?cat=1
Responding police “met with interference” upon arrival at the scene.
Blame the victimI didn't know they had their own zone. If you hang out there you have to know if shit goes down help won't get to you fast enough.
It really slows it down because you have to talk to each juror individually, outside the presence of the other jurors. You don't want the other jurors to hear about the news coverage.Jury selection must be tough.
"Have you seen anything in the news regarding this incident?"
The idea is that the jury will decide the case based only on what’s presented in court, not what they hear outside of it. The rules of evidence exist so that people aren’t swayed by unreliable evidence or media narratives about what happened.That always puzzles me. If you don’t know, it makes you dumb and or clueless, and how is that ones peer?
I don't think the textbook says to choke him out to death either. But then again, I'm not an attorney and OJ got an acquittal too, so what do I know?The idea is that the jury will decide the case based only on what’s presented in court, not what they hear outside of it. The rules of evidence exist so that people aren’t swayed by unreliable evidence or media narratives about what happened.That always puzzles me. If you don’t know, it makes you dumb and or clueless, and how is that ones peer?
And this case is a good example: the popular opinion on this case is that Chauvin improperly restrained Floyd by kneeling on his neck, causing him to asphyxiate. I think the evidence is going to show that Floyd most likely died from a combination of factors - not the least of which was a drug overdose - and that Chauvin used a literal textbook restraint technique.
From said book:Knee on neck is textbook? That's news to me. I'm not saying you are wrong btw.
Oh sure, I think there is a good chance he will be convicted of a lesser charge for that reason.Ok. They did a textbook maneuver but then failed the next step of putting him in a recovery position. That looks bad (especially since the rookie even auggested that). I still think there will be reasonable doubt though. I finally watched the full body cam footage (at least from the beginning until he died). He was definitely fucked up and freaking the hell out. Kneeling on the neck just seems to be obviously dangerous though (especially for so long). Seemed like a perfect shit storm that would lead to a dead guy.