by David Blackmon
So, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts, which is no surprise given the rank jury intimidation engaged in by Democrat politicians, from the Minneapolis Mayor to members of congress and even to the Sock Puppet-in-Chief, who felt the need to weigh in and publicly demand a guilty verdict early on Tuesday. Of course, Biden probably thought he was talking about the OJ Simpson trial, but never mind, the message was sent to the un-sequestered jury, and the Democrat Party got its sacrificial lamb.
Thus, regardless of how we emotionally respond to the images of Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes until he expired – and they are indeed repugnant images – the fact of this case is that we now have a Minneapolis Police officer being convicted of 2nd and 3rd degree murder for doing his job exactly as he had been trained to do it by the Minneapolis Police Department.
So when we see the statistics of that Department having lost more than 20% of its officers over just the past year, we should not pretend to be surprised. And no one, least of all the Democrat politicians who run that city, should pretend to be surprised when that Department loses another 20% of its officers over the next 12 months or so. Nor should they be surprised when their Police Department finds it near-impossible to find qualified young people who are willing to join its ranks in the future.
This is the entirely predictable consequence of basing a trial of a police officer and the jury decision in that trial on pure emotion, rather than on the evidence at hand. The evidence at hand demonstrated pretty clearly that George Floyd, a life-long criminal with a history of beating his girlfriends and other violent behavior, was restrained by police as he was violently resisting arrest, and that Mr. Floyd died while in police custody of an overdose of fentanyl and other drugs that were in his system in great quantities at the time.
Did the pressure applied by Chauvin’s knee contribute to that death? Possibly, but that was far from proven beyond a reasonable doubt, which used to be the required threshold for a guilty conviction in the American court system. The threshold today appears to be whatever gangs of violent rioters and looters on the streets of our nation’s Democrat-run cities demand that it be.
America used to boast of being a nation of laws and not of men. Today’s America has devolved into a nation governed by emotions and mobs.
Liberals, like George Floyd, have often won fights by throwing tantrums.
During his entire affair after passing the phony $20 George adopted this tactic.
It had seemed to work against the sales force at Cup Foods.
But their manager called the police.
As police arrived, George dutifully took all the drugs his dealer was holding, either eating them or dropping them on the sidewalk.
He also tried to pull off an out of control tantrum like a baby.
He screamed and cried.
One of the pills still in his mouth fell out while he cried and bitched in the police car.
The crowd that slowly grew from the busy area of fast food and smokes and alcohol corner, was the real audience George played to.
It was obvious he wasn’t convincing the police to let him go.
But his act also played to liberals nationwide posthumously.
It was the jury who were so stupid they played for safety from a rabid mob by convicting Derick Chauvin of EVERY charge against him despite the fact that they contradict one another.
If Mr Chauvin survives until appeal he will get another trial in a different place.
But I wouldn’t bet on his chances of survival.
floyd is simple street trash. his rap sheet in houston is two pages: rapist, mugger, home invader, burgherly, assaults’, drug and human trafficking . sever 5-7 years in a houston prison and forced out of tx. took the jury only 12 hr??? wonder how much they were paid. the judge is a registered commicrat. he rolled over on the mistrial know that the the super racist max would be in town for a rally. Chauvin is in a private holding cell until after sentencing, than general population. bet odds are being take on who kills “the pig”.
And that lying drunken idiot Pelosi THANKED him for being a scumbag and destroying the lives of officers and a city.
The Democrat propaganda machine did such an effective job of spreading the lie of police racism killing Floyd (not the fentanyl he ate, enough to kill 3 people), I doubt there was anywhere the trial could have been moved that wasn’t stained with lies. Best to simply sacrifice Chauvin (for that’s what it was) right there and be done with it.
The autopsies also showed Floyd had eaten enough fentanyl to kill three people. How could Chauvin kill someone that has committed suicide? Stupid people ignore the facts.
Chauvin was convicted on emotion, not evidence; emotion reinforced with fear of terrorism.
Eighteen official complaints were previously filed Derek Chauvin, eight of which involved excessive use of force. Two involved discipline and letters of reprimand. There was a prior incident where he was approached by a man during an The prosecution was not allowed to discuss his prior record during his trial out of concern that doing so might prejudice the jury.
The owner of a nightclub where Chauvin had moonlighted as a security guard reported that he had been excessively aggressive against black clientele. That wasn’t brought up in the trial either.
I cut out part of a sentence:
There was a prior incident where he was approached by a man during an investigation, who he then pinned to the ground with his face in a puddle.
And he murdered them?
He murdered the man who he was just convicted of murdering.
A career criminal killed himself while in Chauvin’s custody would be the most accurate.
I don’t recall any testimony indicating Chauvin forced Floyd to eat all that fentanyl.
“Fentanyl doesn’t cause homicide.”
Hey! Look at you, figuring stuff out all by yourself, like a big boy!
Having a drug in your system, or having a prior criminal record, or being somebody that the fine, self-righteous, self-satisfied members of the white community find unworthy, DOES NOT give someone with a badge and uniform a license to kill you as George Floyd was killed. There are circumstances where the use of force is proper, necessary, and entirely lawful. THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THEM. Every objective person who saw the videos, heard the expert and eye-witness testimonies, and considered the evidence presented in the courtroom understands this.
Having enough drugs in his body to kill three people doesn’t give racists the right to turn this into a racist campaign to destroy policing.
You keep saying “enough drugs in his body to kill three people”, or some variation on the phrase, like a parrot. The only problem is that it’s false, and knowledgeable medical experts have testified under oath to that fact. George Floyd didn’t die of a drug overdose, or of carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust of a car that wasn’t running, or of underlying medical issues at stages that millions of adult Americans live with for years or for decades. He died as a result of a nearly-ten-minute use force that went on long after he had been subdued, cuffed, and put down on the pavement in a helpless state. He died after stating he couldn’t breath and pleading for his life 27 times, with witnesses watching and warning Chauvin what was happening. Chauvin continued this bullshit for three minutes after Floyd stopped pleading, stopped moving, and stopped breathing, and it was all recorded on video.
It was inexcusable MURDER, and anyone who can’t figure this out has their own problem—stupidity, racism, delusional thinking, or some combination thereof. Fortunately no one on the jury had such a problem, or we’d be headed into a summer of justifiable civil unrest. Sorry to disappoint you, but you’re not going to get that. Not because of THIS trial.
“He died after stating he couldn’t breath and pleading for his life 27 times, with witnesses watching and warning Chauvin what was happening. Chauvin continued this bullshit for three minutes after Floyd stopped pleading, stopped moving, and stopped breathing, and it was all recorded on video.
And how many of those “27 times” did Floyd say he could not breath even before Chauvin arrived on the scene?
“It was inexcusable MURDER, and anyone who can’t figure this out has their own problem—stupidity, racism, delusional thinking, or some combination thereof.”
Where were you when a cop committed “inexcusable MURDER” by doing the same thing to Tony Timpa? Oh, that’s right; it was not important to pieces of crap like you because Tony Timpa was a white guy “inexcusably MURDERED” by a black cop.
“Fortunately no one on the jury had such a problem, or we’d be headed into a summer of justifiable civil unrest. Sorry to disappoint you, but you’re not going to get that. Not because of THIS trial.”
No surprise that you would call the Burn, Loot and Murder crowd committing “justifiiable” civil unrest. No surprise that you would defend your fellow Marxists, which is all BLM and Antifa are. You are itching for race riots and race wars because you are the lowest scum to ever walk the face of the earth. Pure trash, you are.
You know, Greg? A buddy of mine warned me about you. If I ever had any doubts about the reason for that warning THIS THREAD was ample reason to thank him for the warning. Greg, you are a total hoor for the Democrat/Leftist/Socialist ruling establishment! I know you must be typing your replies instead of dictating the because your mouth is too damned full of the cool-aide to intelligibly dictate anything!
“He died as a result of a nearly-ten-minute use force that went on long after he had been subdued, cuffed, and put down on the pavement in a helpless state. He died after stating he couldn’t breath and pleading for his life 27 times, with witnesses watching and warning Chauvin what was happening.”
Is that why there was no trauma to the neck and Floyd was able to continue saying he couldn’t breathe and calling for his drug-using girlfriend? Because his O2 was cut off? Bullshit.
When you EAT three times the amount of fentanyl that will kill a person, your going to die.
“When you EAT three times the amount of fentanyl that will kill a person, your going to die.”
“Your” is a possessive pronoun. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are”. With a bit of attention, even a parrot can master this simple gramatical distinction.
For extra points, find the spelling error in the proceeding post, and then find an example of incorrect word usage in this one.
So, you concede your position is based solely on the racist, anti-American agenda of the left, trying to federalize local police and install their totalitarian police state and revert to nitpicking typos. Good.
The conviction of the police officer invites anarchy. And that is no a pretty picture. http://www.michaelbray.org