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Do you think Derek Chauvin will be found guilty?

Asked by Demosthenes (11583points) 1 month ago from iPhone

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. His trial begins today with jury selection.

“On the murder charge, prosecutors will have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death while assaulting him. On the manslaughter charge, they will have to prove Chauvin took an “unreasonable risk” when he restrained Floyd and that his actions directly contributed to Floyd’s death.”

Given how frequently cops are not found guilty (or even charged) in the deaths of unarmed individuals, do you think this trial will be different?

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kritiper's avatar

Until proven guilty on any charge, I think he is innocent.

filmfann's avatar

It really depends on the prosecution. If they don’t have their heart in it, he will walk.

chyna's avatar

I really have no idea. But I feel it safe to say if he isn’t found guilty, there will be riots, looting, fires and probably a death or two.

ragingloli's avatar

Like most other murderous pigs, he will get away with a slap on the wrist at most.

smudges's avatar

This seems like a case where the jury has to find him guilty. I hope to hell he goes to prison for at least 10 years. I believe he knew it was Floyd when he was kneeling on his neck; he’d had negative interactions with him during the year they were employed at the same club.

si3tech's avatar

All persons present and who did NOT intervene are as responsible. If found not guilty there will be rioting. There was more than 2 BILLION dollars damage from the rioting. My question is why do these people get a “pass”? Home grown terrorism.

hello321's avatar

@si3tech: “Home grown terrorism.”

Yes, the police are home-grown terrorists.

Smashley's avatar

@si3tech – So you’re saying that protesting which also incurs property damage is illegitimate, but it is the responsibility of the citizen to physically prevent a police officer from harming others? What a mind, bent.

zenvelo's avatar

@si3tech So the other three police officers (who just stood around and did not pay attention what Chauvin was doing) are just as Guilty?

I agree.

All four should be brought up on second degree murder charges.

Your $2 Billion estimate is at the high end, and was not all in Minneapolis, but nationwide. But that was ongoing. A single day riot in Washington DC cost over half a billion so far; I don’t see you holding yourself or any other Trump supporters responsible for that.

si3tech's avatar

@zenvelo All rioters, regardless of color or political affiliation NEED to be held accountable. Every single time. Now you see it!

Smashley's avatar

@si3tech – So many people have been charged for actions related to the protests last summer. So many. Thousands, including leaders.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I think that he deserves the death penalty; but realistically I doubt that he’ll be found guilty of anything!!!

Darth_Algar's avatar

I have my doubts that he will be convicted on any charge.

@si3tech “All rioters, regardless of color or political affiliation NEED to be held accountable. Every single time.”

So how do you propose we positively identify every single person who took part in last year’s rioting?

bernd's avatar

The police accept deaths in order to obey their dangerous rules for police attacks. And the American jurisprudence can not against the policemen judging.

Smashley's avatar

@Darth_Algar – not just last years rioting, “all rioters…Every single time”. This is a strong appeal to bring on the surveillance state, ASAP.

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