The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with second-degree and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of violent career criminal and repeatedly incarcerated*George Floyd, is scheduled to start this morning. Three other former officers who witnessed the incident will be tried together in a separate trial scheduled for Aug. 23, 2021.
Chauvin’s defense attorney will be eclipsed by four prosecutors led by DNC chief, Minnesota Attorney General and former congressman Keith Ellison. He was also elected despite allegations of abuse from his former girlfriend.
Jury selection was hampered by widespread knowledge of the ill-timed, and many would argue — ill-conceived — $27 million settlement the Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to award Floyd’s family.
On cue, Rev. Al Sharpton, a radical race-baiter who’s never had a congregation, organized hundreds to a Sunday night prayer vigil to “honor” George Floyd on the eve of the murder trial.
Unemployed 46-year-old George Floyd, aka Floyd Perry, was resisting arrest as he was apprehended for attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 dollar bill in a store. As his autopsy report verifies, he was 6’4”tall, weighed 223 pounds, tested positive for COVID-19 and was high on drugs. Yet he became the rallying cry for malicious BLM looters and arsonists who mounted destructive demonstrations in numerous American cities, and called for defunding the police.
Will this Minneapolis police body cam exonerating footage be shown at the trial? It needs to be.