'Will justice be served?': Derek Chauvin's trial begins

‘Will justice be served?’: Derek Chauvin’s trial begins

A photograph of George Floyd

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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” -Benjamin Franklin

The George Floyd murder trial began today. The prosecution and defense gave their opening statements.

We know the defense has to turn just one juror to block a conviction.

9 minutes and 29 seconds. No one can deny that the “blood choke” was sadistic. No police procedure authorizes this. Full stop.

Let me repeat: The conscious attempt to kneel on someone’s neck is not a proper exercise of police authority. It is inadequate training and a power trip. There is no valid reason for any law enforcement official to kneel on a suspect’s neck ever.

Police officers are trained to immobilize a suspect. But under no circumstances is there any police technique that authorizes kneeling on the neck of a suspect.

No credible police officer in the U.S. would do this.

Look, nobody likes crime. But let’s be clear, this trial is not about liberals wanting to defund the police. It’s about holding Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd.

Will justice be served?

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