The perfect argument for a Chauvin retrial

Certainly for a vacation of the current verdict:

The George Floyd verdict would not have happened without months of protest
Nesrine Malik
Many politicians who welcomed Chauvin’s conviction were also critical of the BLM marches. But there wouldn’t be one without the other

The Guardian needs to have a word with Ms. Malik. The courts operate on the principle that they, not the baying mob, decide. So, if it was the baying mob which decided then it’s an unsafe conviction……

8 thoughts on “The perfect argument for a Chauvin retrial”

  1. One juror has already admitted that she feared for her safety. That the judge didn’t grant a change of venue was a shock and the jurors weren’t sequestered.

    So, a mistrial seems appropriate, perhaps not likely though.

    If there hadn’t been protests or riots this cop would have been charged and convicted anyway.

  2. I think both Beijing Biden and Maxine Walters did enough to prejudice the trial.

    Chauvin was guilty of something, I guess manslaughter. How can he be guilty three times for the same crime ? He only killed the dude once.

  3. The multiple charges contained a trap: they included logical contradictions.
    He was simultaneously found guilty of killing with intent, and killing without intent.
    This alone proves the jury delivered a “guilty on everything” verdict through fear, rather than on the legal facts presented.
    Finding ‘guilty with intent’ logically prevents the ‘guilty without intent’ charge from being legally justified. It was there to provide an alternative guilty result if ‘intent’ wasn’t supported by the facts beyond reasonable doubt.

    2B, or not 2B. Can only be one of the results, not both. An obvious mistrial from a tampered jury in fear of their lives.

    Since the massive fentanyl overdose was self administered, it’s hard to see anyone guilty except the deceased, regardless of what else happened.

  4. The cop–and I don’t like cops–was innocent. The crim was already dying of the overdose and the footage I saw shows the cop back on his haunches not putting his weight on Floyd’s neck. The ME said there was no damage to Floyd’s neck.

    Find him innocent and gun down any rioters that kick off.

  5. I often think of Arsenic and Old Lace in such cases –

    Dr Einstein: No Jonny, you cannot count the man in South Bend, he died of pneumonia.

    Jonathan : He wouldn’t have caught it if I hadn’t shot him.

    Chauvin was victimised which is what makes his trial so distasteful and taints what in other respects might be a proprtionate response by the Minneapolis authorities. It is made even worse by the refusal to name let alone prosecute the murderer of Ashli Babbitt.

    I hope Chauvin’s appeal is crowdfunded fully and haunts the bent and craven US politics and judiciary rackets for years.

  6. There was also an interview with one of the jurors, just today, where he said the following:

    “It wasn’t like we just walked right in the room and everybody was like ‘Let’s get it done.’ There’s always one person that’s like ‘What about this, what about that.’ So we sat in the room and argued for a few hours pretty much with just one person. Just trying to get them, to see where they’re coming from, and trying to get them on board with where everybody else was”

    As well as this:

    Asked by Campbell if he had a message to people about accepting jury duty, he added: “It’s just important. If we want to see some change and want to see some things going differently, we got to get out there and get in these avenues and these rooms to try to spark some change.”

    I don’t know about you, but if I was convicted based on what was *supposed* to be justice, and was facing a long prison sentence, I would certainly use these quotes for my appeal.

    You want to know how to “spark some change”? Don’t resist arrest. You’re welcome.

  7. ‘Chauvin was victimised which is what makes his trial so distasteful and taints what in other respects might be a proportionate response by the Minneapolis authorities. It is made even worse by the refusal to name let alone prosecute the murderer of Ashli Babbitt.’

    I do agree Otto.

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