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am_Unition  ·  188 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

    The defence

Does anyone know if this is a British thing, or just an error? It's from the copypasta'd source, not steve.

The defense also tried to argue that, hey, since Chauvin and Floyd were near a running cop car, maybe Floyd died of carbon monoxide poisoning since his mouth was held at the ground level. Sorry, why does it matter how Chauvin murdered Floyd?

There was no defending what Chauvin did. We've all seen the footage. It's so weird to see people feel the need to excuse away an obvious murder, or even side with Chauvin. "Weird" being "racist" just about 100% of the time.

Consider White America's opioid "crisis", litigated with class action lawsuits, and treated as "just tragic" vs. "Well, I guess Floyd had it coming. Deserved it, really".

This time, justice prevailed. Maybe it requires this level of national scrutiny to, um, incentivize the jury to put their biases aside. Hopefully not.