Chauven – Floyd: Over what? ‘A little bit of money’


 

What did we learn? That counterfeiting money is not a crime. Maybe a misdemeanor but nothing that the police should/would bother themselves over.

That twice a lethal dose of Fentanyl with assorted accessory drugs on board a man dying means nothing.

That  substantial heart disease including a 90 percent blockage could not have played a roll.

That the police officer charged named Derek Chauven never was offered a defense. At most a forensic pathologist. The Medical Examiner who actually was a defense witness in truth. The prosecutor who brought in outside forensic pathologists to discount their own Medical Examiner.

The dream team prosecutors were not from the prosecutor’s office but outside attorneys offering their services pro-bono with what appears to have been unlimited support resources. All save one who played a bit part so was reported.

An Expert for the defense that first offered themselves for the offense. Not one medical expert to rebut the hours of testimony from the prosecutor’s bevies of five medical experts. Cardiologists, pulmonologists, toxicologists, two more Forensic Pathologists to overcome their own Medical Examiner. Most of them offering themselves free of charge for the most part because “it was an important case.”

Weeks and weeks of prosecution testimony scrutinizing every inch of tape from every angle played over and over again. The defense? A couple of days.

A Defense attorney that by happen chance was Chauven’s attorney. His name was on a list it was reported and it was “his turn” – no show defense team for this police officer. His only help was a recent law school graduate who sat in the background and said nothing. No one to even bring in the defense witnesses to the witness stand. No one to manage the computer exhibits.

I watched the trial gavel to gavel via HLN which happened to have an excellent panel of experts from which most of this information has be taken.

The autopsy report from Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office concludes the cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” That conclusion, death due to heart failure, differs from the one reached by an independent examiner hired by the Floyd family; that report listed the cause of death as “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.”

Yet post mortem he had an oxygen level of 98 percent~!!!!! An oxygen saturation of 95 to 100 percent is normal. 

NOTE: Contributing factors.

This image from video shows the certificate of death of George Floyd that was entered into evidence, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over court Firday, April 9, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, at

 

Signed by Dr. Andrew M. Baker, it says Floyd had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on April 3. A post-mortem nasal swab confirmed that diagnosis. The report notes that because a positive result for coronavirus can persist for weeks after the disease has resolved, “the result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent … positivity from previous infection.”

In addition to fentanyl and methamphetamine, the toxicology report from the autopsy showed that Floyd also had cannabinoids in his system when he died.

Floyd also had heart disease, hypertension and sickle cell trait — a mostly asymptomatic form of the more serious sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African Americans.

If you want to know more than CNN is telling you … 20 pages in length.

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/public-safety/documents/floyd-autopsy-6-3-20.pdf

VI. Toxicology (see attached report for full details; testing performed on antemortem blood specimens collected 5/25/20 at 9:00 p.m. at HHC and on postmortem urine) A. Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens: 1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL 2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL 3. 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL 4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL 5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL; Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL 6. Cotinine positive 7. Caffeine positive B. Blood volatiles: negative for ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone C. Urine drug screen: presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite D. Urine drug screen confirmation: morphine (free) 86 ng/mL

 

Detailed Findings: Analysis and Comments Result Units Rpt. Limit Specimen Source Analysis By Caffeine Positive mcg/mL 0.20 001 – Hospital Blood LC/TOF-MS Cotinine Positive ng/mL 200 001 – Hospital Blood LC/TOF-MS 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL 0.10 003 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL 1.0 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL 5.0 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL 0.50 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL 5.0 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Fentanyl 11 ng/mL 0.10 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL 0.20 001 – Hospital Blood LC-MS/MS Cannabinoids Presump Pos ng/mL 50 012 – Urine EIA This test is an unconfirmed screen. Confirmation by a more definitive technique such as GC/MS is recommended. Amphetamines Presump Pos ng/mL 500 012 – Urine EIA This test is an unconfirmed screen. Confirmation by a more definitive technique such as GC/MS is recommended. Fentanyl / Metabolite Presump Pos ng/mL 2.0 012 – Urine EIA This test is an unconfirmed screen. Confirmation by a more definitive technique such as GC/MS is recommended. Morphine – Free 86 ng/mL 25 012 – Urine LC-MS/MS Other than the above findings, examination of the specimen(s) submitted did not reveal any positive findings of toxicological significance by procedures outlined in the accompanying Analysis Summary. Reference Comments: 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC (Active Metabolite) – Hospital Blood: 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC is an active intermediate metabolite of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the active component of marijuana. Usual peak levels: Less than 10% of THC levels after smoking. 1. 4-ANPP (Despropionyl fentanyl) – Hospital Blood: 4-ANPP (despropionylfentanyl) is a precursor chemical used in the production of fentanyl and is also a fentanyl metabolite. It may be used in the production of other related compounds such as acetyl fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl and may be a metabolite of these and other fentanyl-related compounds. It is considered to be pharmacologically weak. 2. Amphetamines – Urine: Amphetamines are a class of central nervous system stimulant drugs, with some therapeutic uses, and a high potential for abuse. This result derives from a presumptive test, which may be subject to cross-reactivity with non-amphetamine related compounds. A second test is necessary to confirm the presence of amphetamine related compounds.

Autopsy:

NECK: Layer by layer dissection of the anterior strap muscles of the neck discloses no areas of contusion or hemorrhage within the musculature. The thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone are intact. The larynx is lined by intact mucosa. The thyroid is symmetric and red-brown, without cystic or nodular change. The tongue is free of bite marks, hemorrhage, or other injuries. The cervical spinal column is palpably stable and free of hemorrhage.

Heart: ……….Cross sections of the vessels show multifocal atherosclerosis, with 75% proximal and 75% mid narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery; 75% proximal narrowing of the 1st diagonal branch of the left anterior descending coronary artery; 25% proximal narrowing of the circumflex coronary artery; and 90% proximal narrowing of the right coronary artery. 

SPECIAL PROCEDURES: Incision and subcutaneous dissection of the anterior and lateral aspects of the wrists demonstrates no foci of contusion or hemorrhage deep to the skin on the right. In the left wrist, there is multifocal fascial hemorrhage, with approximately 3 mL liquid blood accumulation, in the tissue surrounding the flexor tendons. The exposed wrist musculature itself appears free of injury. An incision from the back of the head to the lower back, extending onto both buttocks, is dissected subcutaneously to the lateral aspects of the neck, the shoulders, and flanks. No areas of subcutaneous hemorrhage, soft tissue contusion, or other occult injury are found in the posterior neck, right and left lateral neck, shoulders, back, flanks, or buttocks.

Finally most importantly George Floyd’s oxygen level at the hospital was 98 percent! Post Mortem. How was it that  he could have a normal oxygen level after being transported “flat lined” to the hospital and yet the cause of death been asphyxiation?

 

The movie “Fargo comes to mind. Over what? A little bit of money. 

A counterfeit bill and a man who resisted arrest.

 

 

And the jury dutifully rendered their righteous verdict. Guilty. On all three counts??  Floyd? Oh he would have been dead in a couple of months probably anyway.  Gotten caught up in a drug deal. Overdosed. A cardiac arrhythmia. A heart attack.  A long long history of drugs and in March an overdose.

Now? The thin blue line grows thinner. Calls to nationalize the police. Derek Chauven?… how long will he last in prison?

The United States of America convulses in the death throes.

 

63 Responses to “Chauven – Floyd: Over what? ‘A little bit of money’”

  1. Chauvin Case Takes Ugly Turn – Maryland DA to Investigate Defense Medical Examiner | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] I posted previously a lengthy post examining in detail the trial and medical evidence. Let me highlight a few facts. Know that Chauvin did not have one medical expert testify on his behalf. Just the Forensic Pathologist who reviewed the autopsy.. Chauven – Floyd: Over what? ‘A little bit of money’ […]

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  2. Adrienne Says:

    Fargo? That gal who played the sheriff nailed a Minnesota accent. My ex-brother’s ex-wife was pissed beyond belief insisting they (MN peeps) don’t sound like that. What’s funny is the sheriff was a dead ringer accent wise for her. I kept that to myself. 🙂

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  3. Baysider Says:

    “A defense witness had his former home vandalized with blood and a pig’s head during the trial.” Wow! Did not know that. Thanks for adding. Had not considered the crowd as contributing to the situation but you make a good point.

    Bunk, the medical findings are a great post. Adds a lot to understanding.

    I’ve posted elsewhere in detail (hah! way too much detail, but I was on hold with the electric company for and hour 17 min so lots of time).

    No, don’t think the verdict was just. Criminal justice is for intentional wrongs. They couldn’t charge Chauvin with ‘bad optics’ so had to find something. I followed Andrew McCarthy’s reporting on the trial. He explained the charges clearly and I gravitated to his view of manslaughter. The intent needed for murder was not evident. With Maxine, and BLM threats (you all heard one of the founders saying the cities will burn – after last summer it’s not an idle threat), other intimidation I can say I would NOT want to be on that jury. Apparently one juror was thrilled to be, as reported in a rundown by jury number.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for stopping by and your good comments. At the most manslaughter…. but in no way do I believe he caused the death… just no evidence. The trial should have been a wakeup call. Our jury system is caput if there can be jury intimadation.

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    In addition to all of that we also learned just how far gone our government is!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Very hard not to see where we are headed…. there had to be a guilty outcome or the cities would go up in flames…. justice? Not so much regardless of the truth of the matter.

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  5. Terri D. Says:

    I don’t understand it either.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Thanks for this medical post, Bunkerville. Several interesting insights!

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  7. SKANLYN Says:

    This is a tough one. When this first happened I was admittedly among those who rushed to judgement. Looking at that original video it really did seem like Chauvin mudered George Floyd in cold blood. But then more video emerged. And the toxicology results. And Floyd’s health issues. Even with the manslaughter charge I have reasonable doubt so if I were on the jury I would have an obligation to vote not guilty. But would I? Knowing that cities would be burned, that the lives of my family and me would be jeopardized, knowing I would be labeled a racist. No, probably not. This is the point where America officially died. The fact that even the most evil among us was entitled to a fair trial was at the heart of what this country was all about. Now that can only be described in past tense.

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    • Mustang Says:

      These are all good questions. A citizen MUST do their duty if a democratic society is going to work … but to whom do we owe that duty? Do we forsake our loved ones to give justice to a community that, in this case, doesn’t deserve justice? What I mean by this is that while Chauvin was “prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law,” what do we say about a society where people are running around on an entire menu of illegal substances in their bodies? How is that even possible in a healthy community? I can’t believe that Floyd George is Minneapolis’ only derelict.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Had justice been served years ago with his illegal acts, this event probably would not take place. They were afraid he was on speedball no doubt. Amphetamines and the rest of his brew could have made him extremely violent and they had to know it.

        Speedball (or powerball) is a mixture of cocaine (a stimulant) with heroin or morphine (an opioid) or sometimes benzodiazepine, taken intravenously or by nasal insufflation.[1] Speedball is a dangerous mixture, often more so than the sum of the parts due to drug synergy.

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      • SKANLYN Says:

        George Floyd was a tragic soul and I am sorry he will never get the opportunity to clean up his life. If he was murdered then yes, of course he deserved justice, even if he was a drug addict with a violent criminal past. But in the end it just doesn’t look like murder. At the very least Chauvin is probably guilty of manslaughter but I can only say that with reasonable doubt which means not not guilty in the eyes of the law. But the law no longer means anything. I wonder if the lunatic mob that stood ready to burn everything down ever considered the long-term consequences of this type of thing and how it ultimately fucks them over along with the rest of society. I doubt it. After all, if it was worthy of consideration the news media and members of Congress surely wouldn’t be encouraging it.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Pretty much how I rolled S. Then to realize we are looking at what happened frame by frame. Three men could not contain him when he was active. One had to see most of the trial to really “get” the defense even so poorly made.

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  8. Bill H. Says:

    When are the police in this country going to learn the one basic rule of policing? DO NOT ARREST A BLACK PERSON. The government you work for will not have your back if violence erupts. The government does not want black people to be arrested. The government did not hire you to arrest black people, they hired you to arrest white people.

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  9. Mustang Says:

    Maxine Waters is Al Sharpton in drag. Plus, a racist, an opportunist, and thoroughly despicable. But she is uniquely qualified to represent the morons in her congressional district who continually vote to reelect her. That’s who she was speaking to when chomping at the bit for ‘justiss.’

    Now we come to the question of whether Waters’ public statements influenced any member of the jury. This could be a reason for a mistrial if there is any evidence that one or more jury members violated the judge’s order not to listen to any radio or television broadcasts. But then, unless one of the jury comes forward with an admission, how would anyone know whether they violated the judge’s order?

    Note that the Bill of Rights does not afford any citizen a right to justice. They are only entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers. Whether that qualifies as a “fair trial,” I don’t know. How does anyone in police uniform get a “fair trial” when the deck is stacked against them? What does “jury of peers” mean? None of Chauvin’s jury had ever served as a police officer; none had ever been sent to arrest a gorilla on steroids.

    Given all we know about this case, no rational human being could have found Chauvin guilty of murder, as so well stated in this post. Therefore, we might conclude that the jury members were irrational, and if this is true, then the jury selection process in Minnesota is seriously flawed. Examples: The judge refused to grant a venue change, particularly after the city agreed to pay $27 million to George’s family BEFORE the trial even took place … suggesting that Chauvin was guilty of something before the court came to order.

    Despite these questions, any appeal will be a herculean effort because the burden now falls entirely on Chauvin to demonstrate that the trial was tainted against him. And, of course, the appellate court judges are all political appointees IN the State of Minnesota.

    Still, we can walk away from the verdict with important lessons learned. If anyone is thinking about a law enforcement career, they’d have to be idiots. We are also reminded that people are entitled to the government they elect. And we now know that Zombies are real and live in Minneapolis.

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    • hocuspocus13 Says:

      … and the American People should not have voted for Obama!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I do not believe for one nanosecond that he caused the death. No abrasions, contusions etc on any part of his neck back etc. Whether he should have rendered aid in a timely matter is another thing. But not murder. Manslaughter at the most…

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      • lgbmiel Says:

        I followed Andrew Branca’s excellent analysis of the trial on Legal Insurrection. Andrew Branca’s website is The Law of Self Defense.

        They covered the hostile crowd and how they prevented the cops from rendering aid. The scene was unsafe because of how hostile and threatening the crowd was. It even forced EMS to do a ‘scoop and scoot’ on Floyd — medics couldn’t assess and treat Floyd at the scene. They drove some ways away and stopped to assess and treat.

        The crowd definitely was a contributing factor in Floyd’s death.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I followed him as well. They also did a wonderful job and you raised an excellent point

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  10. peter3nj Says:

    BLM et al must surely be disappointed for the moment but hope springs eternal as surely some white cop somewhere will forget to ignore a career criminal high as a kite in the act of a crime, kill the thug and set off the summer of murder, mayhem and pyrotechnics from coast to coast; its just a matter of time… wait for it …wait for it…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They have a couple more they are moving on to…. Ohio for one I believe.

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      • lgbmiel Says:

        I watched the Columbus OH officer’s body cam.

        The girl was in the process of stabbing another girl when the police officer shot her. The victim had the other girl pinned against a car and her arm was on the downswing with the knife.

        Completely justified.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks….next stop of the train. Glad they got the cameras out.

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    • hocuspocus13 Says:

      Not disappointed anymore

      New UPROAR in Columbus Ohio after shooting of black girl with knife

      Sharpton & Crump will arrive in

      … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … 💣💣💣

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    • Mustang Says:

      I hope they have that incident on video; I’ve never seen anyone shot with a knife before. 🙂

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      • lgbmiel Says:

        Funny, Mustang. 🙂

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      • hocuspocus13 Says:

        Well … Now the “propaganda” is the girl with the knife was defending herself

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      • Mustang Says:

        Sounds reasonable, but only if you’re an idiot. As you say, it was caught on tape. One girl with knife, another girl without any weapons. Self defense? Sure, but only at Howard University Law School.

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      • lgbmiel Says:

        No way! Who is saying that???

        The video is not ambiguous in any way.

        Makiyah was chasing one girl with the knife, she violently shoved the girl to the ground. A man in a gray sweatshirt then proceeded to kick the girl while she was down. The kick was so violent, the guy almost fell down himself from the force of the kick.

        Makiyah then turned her attention to the girl in pink, pinned her against a car, and was in the process of stabbing her. The knife was inches from this girl when the cop fired.

        No way was she defending herself. Makiyah was the aggressor!

        Furthermore, the body cam shows the girl in pink just standing by the car doing absolutely nothing when the officer approached.

        I’m sick about all of this. Constantly on edge, hyper-aware.

        The stolen election, the 6th and the innocent people being persecuted for nothing. blamtifa terrorizing cities. josef stolen ruining the Country, screwing up our foreign policy. All the mass shootings just since the election. Packing the court, trying to eliminate the electoral college. Invaders pouring across the border.

        It’s overwhelming. Too much.

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      • Mustang Says:

        Sounds to me that the morons have been incited to create incidents. Hmmm. Armed civil war maybe? Not a conspiracy theory when Dumb Ass Maxine Waters is publicly “inciting” people to violence.

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  11. hocuspocus13 Says:

    Alan Derkowitz was on Newsmax last night after the verdict

    Alan thinks this verdict will be overturned because of the words of the politicians

    He doesn’t believe that the jury didn’t hear any of it & based their decision on fear

    Apparently the jury had their names posted online prior to the verdict

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  12. nrringlee Says:

    The long march of the war on drugs continues over the bodies of millions. No Just Is. No Peas.

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  13. Linda Says:

    I have been saying this for a while now…but all this political theatre. I know folks think I am crazy for coca puffs, but that cop, is not the cop who stood/kneeled on that guys neck. “Chauvin” who ever that is, is not “Chauvin”. I doubt the majority of that is even real. Have you ever heard of Kabuki Theatre? Come on man, (gosh, not meaning to sound like OBiden), but wake up folks. I know its hard to understand, but this woke movement is all theatre. Sickening, yes. BTW, Floyds family got paid like 25 million dollars BEFORE the trial. yeah…calling up Fargo.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I would think that the city paying off the family might indeed effect the jury…. honestly, the same thought crossed my mind.

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    • nrringlee Says:

      Ain’t no theater like Revolutionary Theater. The only winners in all of this are flying the Red Banner of International Liberation. The Soviet of Minneapolis may gain a short lived peace but will writhe in long term decline and destruction. No just is. No peas.

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  14. markone1blog Says:

    As Biden and Mad Max well know, the jury was not sequestered when comments were made. Therefore, as Judge Peter Cahill said, Chauvin has a reason to appeal.

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  15. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I’m still at a loss as to how they couldn’t have found him guilty of MORE charges for the same “crime”.
    How can it be intentional and unintentional simultaneously?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That is exactly my point. I would have thought similar to Jonathan Turley, Manslaughter would have been a more appropriate charge. Regardless of one’s opinion, the man had the right to a decent defense.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Ed, please … for your own sake, for your own health and peace of mind, try to avoid using logic when discussing any issue involving those poor oppressed black folk. Although I do have one thought: if blacks (understandably) do not like being compared to monkeys, why do inner-city blacks act like monkeys?

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      • lgbmiel Says:

        I’m glad you mentioned logic, Mustang.

        Prosecution witnesses testified — with a straight face and all sincerity — that the only cause of death for Floyd was his position == prone, face down — and Chauvin’s knee.

        Truly they did.

        Floyd’s 4 time lethal dose of fentanyl, the meth, the marijuana, his enlarged heart, heart disease, clogged arteries, other medical issues played absolutely no part in Floyd’s death. It was only Floyd’s position and Chauvin’s knee.

        They really, really testified to this.

        If defies all logic, sanity, and reason.

        Yet….

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      • Mustang Says:

        … which in all honesty, sounds as if the police who testified were “given the word,” that if they value their employment … and if that doesn’t defy “justice,” then nothing does. But you know, in the history of our country, Chauvin isn’t the first person to be screwed by corrupt courts.

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