Wednesday, April 21, 2021

George Floyd Verdict

George Floyd death verdict is in. Here are my observations.

The had to prove bad intent on Chauvin, and I did not see any proof of that.

I did not see any proof, based on hard evidence, that Chauvin failed to follow police policy and training. It was all after-the-fact opinion.

There was conflicting testimony about the cause of death. Floyd may have died of a fentanyl overdose.

I do not believe the prosecution expert who testified that the body position and abdomenal pressure would have killed a healthy man.

No evidence of racial motive was given, nor any other bad motive.

I can accept that Chauvin was guilty of culpable negligence or something that, and deserves some penalty for that. But that is not what this case was about.

The upshot of this case is that many people are taking this as proof of systemic racism. Police departments everywhere are demoralized. New York City has just abolished the safest and most effective arrest procedures. Big city murders and other crimes are skyrocketing. Riots have killed dozens and destroyed millions in property. Democrats are rushing to pay slavery reparations to Blacks.

All of this crazy. This is a case where a cop had to hold a criminal for about ten minutes while waiting for ambulance, and made a bad judgment. That's all.

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