That is for the courts to decide not a mob. The rioters will get their day in court and so will Derek Chauvin. Even in the highly unlikely chance that he does get off, if you think that the police enjoy what is going on right now and want it to happen again you are much mistaken.
@Jackblue: I agree with you. I don't support angry mobs and riots. However, I understand the cause and effect. The main reason these mobs are happening is due to injustice. If we can actually get the police to start behaving and do their jobs correctly, then we wouldn't have to worry about these sort of angry mobs. That's the best way to deal with a mob and prevent them from happening in the future: avoid the things that result in these mobs. I also never claimed the police were enjoying this civil unrest. I'm sure many good cops out there are fed up. However, it should serve as wisdom for cops in the future to be on their best behavior from now on.
Uh, George Floyd is dead. I don't think he has anything to worry about now.
@zagor: Damn. That just looks really crazy on my part. I was thinking of the victim when I was actually thinking of the cop that killed him, Derek Chauvin.
Correction: If Derek Chauvin gets acquitted of all charges*
Floyd's death has now been ruled a homicide which makes Chauvin's chances of getting off extraordinarily unlikely since there is no doubt that it was he who did it.
@Jackblue: They're too light on him. They charged him with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His actions leaned more towards second-degree murder if anything. According to Findlaw, "second degree murder is generally defined as intentional murder that lacks premeditation, is intended to only cause bodily harm, and demonstrates an extreme indifference to human life." He probably didn't premeditate killing Floyd, but keeping your knee on a man's neck even while he's screaming for help and saying he can't breathe is definitely an extreme indifference to human life and intent on causing bodily harm. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if the powers that be found some way to say his actions were relevant to the job and still acquit him. I want to believe that he would get life in prison for murder, but as history shows, it's extremely unlikely.
Pablo Lyle the Hispanic star of the Netflix series Yankee, punched a man twice his age in a traffic dispute and the man died. Lyle is only being charged with manslaughter
@Jackblue: Alright. Just because someone else had a light charge doesn't mean that Derek Chauvin doesn't have a light charge. The two are irrelevant to each other.
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I third her
That's so true and sad. I mean, what really is there to do?
@JananiiSrii - You were supposed to say "I fourth her"
@Sonorous Oops sowwy. I mean honestly she's already got 9 likes Lol. I've 9th her.
@JananiiSrii - If they didn't verbalize their agreeance, then do they really agree at all¿
@CanadaGoose99 why goose
This planet is fucked up.
And many of them are white, and not local.
I agree. I feel that wasn't a strong enough charge for what he did. That was my very first thought when I head what the official charge was. It didn't seem accidental at all.
They are stating that his pre existing health issues contributed to his death.This is why the charges have been lowered and I call bullshit on that.
He would deserve it
With all do respect- to you- you don’t slam a mans head into the sidewalk, dig your knee into a mans pulmonary artery for minutes , while he’s gasping for breath, the crowd is yelling he can not breathe, your buddies push down on the rest of his body-“by accident” nor without intent to murder.That was a lynching by knee, in broad day light.. Full stop.
@VIVANT you’re not understanding. To get a first degree murder conviction you have to PROVE he planned it against him beforehand. To get a second degree murder conviction you have to PROVE he killed him intentionally. To get a third degree murder conviction is a slam dunk. You have to PROVE he killed him with a depraved mind that had no regard for the victims life. It’s better to undercharge and get a guaranteed conviction than over charge and risk a not guilty verdict. If you brought him on 1st degree murder it’s a 100% chance he’ll win. A 2nd degree murder charge he’ll have a 50% chance of getting off. But a 3rd degree murder charge it’s 100% he’ll be guilty. Get it?
@VIVANT remember our justice system isn’t what you feel, see or know. It’s what you can prove.
I agree. He would definitely have to go into the witness protection program.