How many times have you seen reported that Derek Chauvin is 5’9 and 140 lbs? That he was the LARGEST officer on the scene. And that Floyd was 6’4 and 230 lbs? And Floyd had 3 times the legal limit of fentanyl in his system? I found out by WATCHING THE TRIAL. Never saw it in MSM.
Correction in followup tweets from “legal” to “lethal”.
I’ve become less enamored of the Powerline blog of late, but I trust them to be honest. This rundown of the Chauvin trial so far is illuminating. Especially
That raises, once again, the question of whether Derek Chauvin can possibly get a fair trial. Everyone knows that if the jury doesn’t convict, and probably if it doesn’t convict Chauvin of murder, the city of Minneapolis will go up in flames [added link]. This is why the power of the state is arrayed so unanimously against him. Chauvin may have misjudged, may have screwed up, for four minutes on May 25, 2020. But he is being sacrificed to raisons d’État.
The comments to the Powerline post mention the postings coming from the Legal Insurrection blog (like this one, for example). The comments state that the Chauvin’s one man defense team
defense attorney Nelson is cleaning the prosecution’s clock. Nelson has torn apart the prosecution’s ‘expert’ witnesses. Nelson actually plans to call one of the prosecution’s experts to the stand as a defense witness.
The subdued tone of the Powerline post seems to reflect more the context in which this trial is taking place rather than the trial itself.
One other Powerline comment worth noting:
Robert Barnes (won big for the Covington Kids) believes that what really happened was that the drug dealer got Floyd to pass some counterfeit money in the store in exchange for drugs he had with him. When the cops came, the dealer told Floyd to ingest all the drugs so the police wouldn’t find them on him. However, the drugs were heavily laced with enough fentanyl to kill a horse, making the dealer guilty of negligent homicide. Floyd’s girlfriend said that the drugs the dealer had been giving them had been making them very sick…
Barnes also said that the MPLS police have used the neck hold over 200 times with never any deaths.
Barnes said this slipped out in Nelson’s cross examination of Floyd’s girlfriend, & that the prosecution has known this is the truth from the beginning –– which is why they forced the medical examiner to change his report. The narrative is everything & the State is sticking with it.
It may turn out that the city just paid $27 million to cover up the murder of Floyd by his drug dealer… Wow! I didn’t see this twist coming, but I knew the truth lay with either Floyd or the dealer being guilty of causing the overdose & the death.
There’s an awful lot of this theory that fits with the evidence that has come out during the trial.