Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
The narrative from BLM and their supporters is that the majority of blacks are being killed by whites. This isnt any where near the truth.
That's the narrative, is it?
Up here, whites are being blamed for the majority of first nations deaths, disappearances, and beatings. Again, when one looks at the stats, the majority are first Nations on first Nations, not white on first nations, but that doesnt fit into the narrative.
Down here, we've quit complaining. See what happens when you coddle the savages?
Now, none of that takes away from the fact that George floyd was murdered by a cop, and said cop should have the book thrown at him. Especially since he is a cop.
We'll see. If you think it's a lead-pipe cinch, I invite you to watch the body-cam video of "Mitch" Brailsford killing Daniel Shavers (who was White!), with the knowledge that Brailsford was acquitted.
I would take Chauvin's case. I bet I could at least get it down to "negligent homicide," if not a complete walk.
I'd center my argument around three points. . .
1. The Minneapolis PD officially, formally lists neck-kneeling as a "non-lethal technique."
2. Three other cops had no problem with it.
3. I'd show lots and lots of video clips of other Black men being "restrained" by police and saying "I can't breathe," demonstrating that the Black men in question survived and are doing fine, physically.
Plus, of course, focussing on the fact that Floyd George had a criminal record, which for some reason juries seem to find extremely relevant. And offering the ME's report that Floyd George died of "underlying medical conditions."
Throw in a "change of venue" to a nice, all-white county with a solid Republican voting record, and a little creative voir dire
, and I bet I could have Chauvin retiring on a disability pension for his PTSD from the incident.