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May 7, 2021

I warned you that the Derek Chauvin guilty-on-all-counts verdict was not going to be the end of that story, but the latest news is an unexpected twist. Everyone assumed his attorneys would file an appeal based on attempted jury intimidation. But instead, they’re moving for a whole new trial based on prosecutor and juror misconduct, errors of law at trial, and that the verdict was contrary to law.

You can read the details at the link, but two of their chief arguments are hard to dispute. One is that it was a mistake to refuse to move the trial out of Minneapolis or to sequester the jury, knowing that this would lead to a tainted jury pool and the likelihood of jurors being afraid of riots or retribution if they didn’t vote to convict.

The other is that a photo has surfaced online of one of the jurors at a rally in DC last summer commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He’s wearing a BLM cap and a Black Lives Matter T-shirt with King’s photo and the words, “Get your knee off our neck.”

During jury selection, he denied participating in any protests of police brutality. He claims that wasn’t a protest of Floyd’s death and that he just went to see DC and be a part of commemorating King. But it certainly doesn’t make it easy for the prosecution to argue that Chauvin got an impartial jury.

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  • Sandra Olivier LeBlanc

    05/09/2021 07:24 PM

    Definitely was not an impartial jury and with all the riots going on the juries were afraid, but should have had the courage to do what was right. the police officer should have a retrial.

  • Elizabeth J Marlow

    05/08/2021 12:02 PM

    Chavin needs a new trial. I have no knowledge of what may or may not have transpired PRIOR tothis horrible scene shown over and over on tv. Law Enforcement has a difficult enough time without the media and this 'attorney' for all the minorities shoving this down our throats

    Where is FAIRNESS in all this? and how do we know what is truly right and what is wrong.

  • Jove Wungow

    05/07/2021 11:17 AM

    Normal people can valuate it....!!!
    That's VERDICT is settled & biased onto political lusts of BLM + MaxineWaters + Biden's Regime desires....!!!
    No pure justice instead...!!!
    Also. because the judicial settled the VERDICT was ignoring the utmost death factor of Fentanyl over-dosage facts (inside the blood of George Floyd), and, rejected the facts claimed by health experts that Floyd has antecedent suffered with underlying heart and blood circulation problems.
    The VERDICT solely focused on one external death factor, i.e., Chauvin's Restraint on Floyd's neck, while exterminated the real two mayor causers of Floyd deaths:
    1. Over-dosage Fentanyl (caused by Floyd himself), and
    2. Underlying Heart & Blood Circulation problem (occurred inside Floyd's body).
    So, the VERDICT itself is against Normalcy Reasoning & Common Sense; thus, it's against the U.S. Constitution, Laws & Regulations.