Monday, April 19, 2021

Derek Chauvin Trial: Quick Impression of the Closing Arguments

Quick Impression of the Closing Arguments
By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:09:00 P.M. EDT

The prosecution laid out their case—“Believe what you see,” in a professional way, while Eric Nelson started out on the wrong foot by us-ing the outer space alien reference “possessing Chauvin’s body,” as an example of unreasonable doubt.

Reasonable doubt. From what I know of the law of second and third degree murder, manslaughter and importantly assault. There are a lot of ways to convict Chauvin. What was intent? Did Chauvin’s action result in the other factors of drugs, heart disease, or Covid killing Floyd—is the way it’s being explained—as enough evidence for a guilty verdict. Only if the knee on the back caused no effect could Chauvin be found not guilty, is the way I understand it.

Nelson did mention that if that type of placement of the knee were going to be deadly, it would have occurred immediately—not nine minutes later.

I believe, not guilty of the felonies, but guilty of not providing CPR—after death.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The judge in the Derek Chauvin trial just made an interesting and provocative statement after the jury retired to deliberate.Eric Nelson was bringing up Maxine Waters' threats of violence,if the verdict by the jury was determined to be "not guilty".

Peter Cahill remarked,"there seems to be enough to overturn a verdict against Mr.Chauvin here,based on Representative Waters' remarks."

Prejudice works both ways for once?