Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by VlaSoul » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:48 pm

dude's gonna get aquitted or spend less than a year in jail and be let out early on good behaviour even after he inevitably joins a neo nazi white skinhead gang in the pen, I'm strawberry floating calling it

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Jenuall » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:52 pm

Caught a snippet of this just now, why are they talking about MMA?

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Victor Mildew » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:53 pm

Jenuall wrote:Caught a snippet of this just now, why are they talking about MMA?


Remember, if he watches the MMA, he must be OK!

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Memento Mori » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:55 pm

Jenuall wrote:Caught a snippet of this just now, why are they talking about MMA?

MMA fighters choke each other by the neck all the time and don't kill anyone! Why isn't my client allowed to kneel on a handcuffed man's neck for nine minutes?

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Tomous » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:59 pm

Jenuall wrote:Caught a snippet of this just now, why are they talking about MMA?


One of the witnesses is an MMA fighter so that is the context for the utterly bizarre line of questioning going on.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Tomous » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:05 pm

The MMA guy Donald Williams is pretty much single handily making the case against Derek Chauvin. The defence are absolutely flapping as a result and making noise.

They literally have an expert on choke holds who witnessed the murder saying yep that was a choke hold.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Prototype » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:09 pm

Williams looking at Chauvin as he agrees he called the cops those things. :lol:

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Memento Mori » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:43 pm

Judge says they're not going to name the next witness or show her on camera because of her age. Prosecutor immediately forgets and uses her name repeatedly.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Drumstick » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:44 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Judge says they're not going to name the next witness or show her on camera because of her age. Prosecutor immediately forgets and uses her name repeatedly.

Did nobody reprimand him after the first time?

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Memento Mori » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:44 pm

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Memento Mori wrote:Judge says they're not going to name the next witness or show her on camera because of her age. Prosecutor immediately forgets and uses her name repeatedly.

Did nobody reprimand him after the first time?

Not that I heard.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Jenuall » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:52 pm

:fp:

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Drumstick » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:28 pm

Prosecutor, referring to a paramedic: "the ambulance person"

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Prototype » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:33 pm

These State witnesses have been very, very well briefed.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Tomous » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:35 pm

Still can't get my head round how we're all just watching this live. It must surely deter witnesses from giving evidence in high profile controversial cases like this.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Prototype » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:40 pm

Tomous wrote:Still can't get my head round how we're all just watching this live. It must surely deter witnesses from giving evidence in high profile controversial cases like this.


Whilst cases aren't broadcast live in the UK, this is no different than journalists reporting on witness accounts.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Tomous » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:42 pm

Prototype wrote:
Tomous wrote:Still can't get my head round how we're all just watching this live. It must surely deter witnesses from giving evidence in high profile controversial cases like this.


Whilst cases aren't broadcast live in the UK, this is no different than journalists reporting on witness accounts.


I think its extremely different. A journalist reporting on an account at the end of the day is going to get much less attention than video clips instantly going viral as they happen. Twitter is a flood of clips from the trial right now. The potential reach isn't comparable.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Tomous » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:44 pm

Also, re the witness name, it must either be fake or first names are okay because Sky literally have it displayed on the ticker at the bottom of the screen.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Drumstick » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:46 pm

BBC said she could only be identified by her first name because she's still in school... But her first name is very uncommon (never heard of anyone going by that name) so I don't think it's going to leave any mystery.

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Drumstick » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:49 pm

Does the jury need to be unanimous to get a guilty verdict?

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PostRe: Trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd
by Prototype » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:57 pm

Drumstick wrote:Does the jury need to be unanimous to get a guilty verdict?



Yep, afaik.


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