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steve  ·  588 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

    The defence also attempted to claim that Chauvin’s actions had nothing to do with Floyd’s death, and that he died from a cardiac arrest caused by an enlarged and diseased heart, and exacerbated by drug use.

I will never understand this at all. Listening to NPR talk about the case this morning and similarly summarizing... I just tried to understand the sentence that could possibly go from A to B to death. I mean, yes - people die from heart disease and complications from drug use ALL THE TIME... but that's like saying I could shoot a cancer patient and be like "not my fault - he had cancer and he used to smoke meth". I was shocked that they even tried that defense.