Is a fair trial possible for ex-officer Derek Chauvin?

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.

* Scroll down through the Daily Mail news article to view numerous police reports.

12 Responses to Is a fair trial possible for ex-officer Derek Chauvin?

  1. Realist says:

    Officer Chauvin should never be tried in obviously biased Minneapolis. His lawyer should have pushed hard for a change of venue. There is no way jurors from a city that gave $27 Million in taxpayer’s money to Floyd’s family can be impartial. I never read of taxpayer’s protests.

    Going back to watch the rest of the video.

  2. Rambling Rose says:

    Floyd’s family has accused the prosecutor of trying to “assassinate” his reputation. What a joke. The guy was repeatedly incarcerated for home invasions and theft and multiple drug offenses. In one break-in, looking for nonexistent drugs, Floyd pointed a gun at the belly of a pregnant woman and threatened to shoot.

  3. Seen It All says:

    That video is definitely revealing. George Floyd had just gotten out of prison and was actively engaging in the crime of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. He also admitted he had used illegal drugs earlier. He deserved to be detained, and was worried about going back to prison. He was a repeat offender worth more to his family dead than alive. $27 MILLION more.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    At 6’4″ and 223 lbs., there’s a good chance George Floyd towered over and outweighed the arresting officers. That no doubt contributed to the “knee on the neck” to subdue him. He was mysteriously yelling “I can’t breathe” when they were trying to get him to sit in the back seat of the patrol car. He was high and knew he’d be returning to prison.

    Thanks for the clarifying video. The officers and the EMTs who they called all worked on resuscitating him. The autopsy report enumerated his underlying health conditions.

  5. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    George Floyd was yelling about being claustrophobic and acting erratically when officers were trying to place him in the back seat of the police car. But he wasn’t claustrophobic when sitting in his own car. He had a well-honed spiel he was using. After reading the autopsy report, I believe he contributed to his own death.

  6. Sgt. Preston says:

    With the advent of the so-called “woke” culture, being referred to as a racist, even though untrue, is worse than being a mass murderer.

    Today referring to people you don’t like as “Hitler,” is commonplace, clearly illustrating the lack of historical knowledge that is being imparted to students in public schools.

    American philosopher George Santayana rightly stated: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    It’s from his book, ‘The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense.’ I imagine few teachers today have read his book let alone know anything about him.

  7. silentmick1 says:

    I read that the local paper ran “profiles” on the jurors though they did not name names. If I was a juror in this travesty I would know that if I don’t vote the right way my name will be leaked and my life and the lives of those close to me would be in great jeopardy. As it is there may well be (I would put the odds at 75% in favor) riots regardless of what the verdict is. The left has found over the decades that violence works and they need only the flimsiest of excuses to engage in it.

    • Braveheart says:

      Here are the profiles of the currently unnamed jurors. After reading about their self admitted biases, it’s clear that former police officer Chauvin has a dismal future ahead of him.

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/jurors-derek-chauvin-trial

      The video they have and will see is the “knee on neck” not the body cam video here on the SRAZ site. It tells an entirely different story since it shows aggressive drug addled George Floyd before the knee to neck scenario.

  8. jakesez says:

    This country is truly divided not only by race but by the ability to reason as well. The one thing I noticed about many of those in the profiles and by watching interviews given by bystanders is that most of these people believe that all police officers are bad by reason that they are police officers. Most have heard or saw isolated incidents of behavior that they didn’t feel was appropriate by the officers. How many of these people would like the same type of judgement used against a specific race that they may be a part of? When someone casts aspersions on all black’s or all Mexicans they are roundly criticized for these actions as they should be. Now they are going to try the other police offers just because they were present at the scene of the incident not because they participated in the so called deadly actions. Yes, I know, the other officers should have tried to prevented a criminal assault. However, many of us former police officers did not feel that that restraint used was a “choke” hold but rather a shoulder nerve restraint to immobilize the suspect to prevent injury to the defendant and the officers.

    • Villanova says:

      The fact that you referred to the officer’s actions as a “criminal assault” tells me you didn’t watch the video that accompanies this post. Please watch it all the way through, and your opinion will definitely change.

  9. jake sez says:

    The reference to a criminal assault was my using their word to prove my point.

    • Villanova says:

      Since there were no quotation marks around the words criminal assault, the only assumption I could make is that they represented your thoughts.