So far, it seems the prosecution is placing all its chips on riding that initial emotion we all felt when seeing the one video clip. I wouldn't be surprised if they close by saying this trial is more than just about GF and DC, but about systemic racism, and urging the jury to 'send a message'.Service Dog wrote: ↑ I just listened to Branca's Day 3 & Day 4 analysis of the George Floyd/Officer Chauvin Trial.
The detail which most stood out to me-- was that, while cuffed & sitting, Floyd had kicked-out at the cops with both legs. In response, a cop was sent looking-for a leg-hobble device.
I speculate... this may be (yet another) way in-which Floyd may have sealed his own fate. <--That's because the restraining-method which was used on Floyd when he was laying on the street-- is the same restraining-method which was taught to MPD officers-- as the correct way to put-on leg hobbles.
It seems to me-- that cops who are thinking 'This guy needs to be in leg-hobbles' would also-think '...so let's put him in the leg-hobbling position'.
If Floyd hadn't kicked-at the cops, they might not have put him in that specific position which he couldn't tolerate.
(I'm not sayin' the defense will make this argument, or a jury would find it compelling. Only sayin' -I- find it plausible.)
Because all the evidence that will come out will show that Chauvin did not kill Floyd, Floyd killed himself.
I'm unable to find out how many jurors it takes to convict.