Featured on Mar 29, 2021 at 3:29 PM: US Politics: Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd begins.
Well, we've finally made it. Derek Chauvin has finally appeared in court for third degree murder in the Death of George Floyd. People have been talking about making a separate thread for the trial itself instead of keeping it contained in the thread dedicated to riots that might come from it, so here you go.
Anyway, the case most likely relies on if the knee was the thing that directly led to Floyd dying, contributed to it, or was a result of a bunch of drugs (namely Fentanyl) that can fuck you up real good.
Also, there's the part where George Floyd may be what you call a "career criminal" or at the very least he's known to swallow his drug stash to get out of a possession charge. Probably add that to the defense's case as well, along with anything else that could be argued as "Derek Chauvin kneeing George Floyd did not directly kill him, or even contributed to it".
I think I got everything. If this is closed early by mods, I'll probably leave making a separate thread to someone else.
Edit: Bodycam footage from ground zero: https://no-cookie.kiwifarms.net/data/video/1492/1492403-5be094af3e724ec246d854ec392f1348.mp4
Edit 2: Featured post. Nice.
Edit 3: The Hennepin County autopsy report: https://web.archive.org/web/2020060...safety/documents/Autopsy_2020-3700_Floyd.pdf/