The George Floyd murder trial is underway this week in Minnesota. Police officer Derek Chauvin is facing a second and a third-degree murder charge.
Floyd’s death last year sparked a wave of mass protests and riots across the country that hadn’t been seen on such a scale since the turbulent 1960’s.
The mob used the death as an excuse to burn cities and to push their radical social agenda that seeks to fundamentally transform the country.
The Marxists led Black Lives Matter organization has hijacked the obvious statement that all black lives matter and have blurred the line between the radical organization and this statement.
Their curriculum has infiltrated many schools and is seeking to divide the country further by placing all the ills of society at the feet of white people, particularly white males.
That is why the repercussions of what happens to Derek Chauvin matters so much. The radical Left and their media co-conspirators have set the expectations so high by deeming Chauvin guilty before the trial has even began.
If he is found not guilty, all hell is going to break loose in the country and will make this past summer’s riots look like child’s play.
This is a dangerous game that the Left is playing here and could lead to irreparable national carnage that would be hard to recover from…but they don’t care, it’s all about the almighty narrative with the Left, even if violence is needed to defend the narrative.
In their minds, the ends justify the means.
It goes without saying that if evidence is presented beyond a reasonable doubt proving Chauvin’s guilt, then he should be put behind bars and they should throw away the key.
But this is America, and we have due process here…at least we used to all believe in this principle.
I feel bad for the jurors at this trial because it is going to be hard for them to make an unbiased judgement because they know that if they fail to vote guilty, their lives will be over as they know it.
They and their families will be forced to fear for their safety if they don’t give the mob the justice they seek.
Unlike many in the media I am not going to try the case and render a verdict without all the facts, but the case isn’t as open and shut as it might seem at first glance.
By now we have all seen the video of Officer Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, if only that video is taken into consideration, it appears that Chauvin is clearly guilty.
However, if one watches the extended video of the police’s interaction with Floyd, the question of guilt becomes murky.
If one watches the entire video they will see that, according to Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire :
“1. George Floyd was not fully cooperative and clearly intoxicated. 2. The officers were calm and reasonable for most of the interaction. 3. George Floyd claimed that he couldn’t breathe and was going to die well before he had a knee on his neck. 4. The officers never did or said a single thing that any reasonable person could construe as racist.”
Given what the extended video reveals, the case against the officers is not as open-and-shut as it initially seemed. Especially for the other three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Those three appeared to be calm and following basic police protocol while trying to arrest an intoxicated man who was resisting arrest.
The picture is murkier with regards to Derek Chauvin. It is not clear why he felt it was necessary to use excessive force while trying to subdue George Floyd.
Second-degree murder doesn’t require premeditation, but it does require that prosecutors provide evidence that proves without a shadow of a doubt that the person being tried knew when he started the action that he was going to kill the victim.
That is going to be harder to prove given the facts that are currently known.
One thing is for sure: If Derek Chauvin is acquitted, we all need to brace for the worst.