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(Guardian)   Witnesses for the prosecution have completely destroyed Derek Chauvin's murder trial defense, which means you'll be even more surprised when he walks away with a slap on the wrist for murdering a man in front of multiple witnesses   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 9:47:45 AM  
The LA riots will look like a peaceful march if that happens.
 
2021-04-13 10:12:19 AM  
Minnesota News Cold Open - SNL
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2021-04-13 10:26:51 AM  
This trial should have only lasted 9 minutes and 29 seconds.
 
2021-04-13 10:48:29 AM  
If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.
 
2021-04-13 10:49:30 AM  
The only thing that would surprise me is if he were convicted.

/ Well, that and, when he's acquitted, if Minny doesn't burn afterward.
 
2021-04-13 10:49:41 AM  

Merltech: The LA riots will look like a peaceful march if that happens.


When, not if.
 
2021-04-13 10:50:11 AM  
I won't be surprised if Chauvin walks away without being convicted of murder or manslaughter. I fully expect that outcome. I think his lawyers do too. There's no need for a competent defense if you know the jury won't convict.
 
2021-04-13 10:50:35 AM  
11-1 hung jury.  I can't imagine there isn't a Blue Lives Mater MAGAT on the jury who wouldn't convict even if Chauvin had been screaming "I'M GONNA LYNCH ME A NI*BONG*!" the entire time.
 
2021-04-13 10:50:40 AM  
Convincing the jury that he's not a white police officer is a pretty big hurdle. I have no expectations of a conviction.
 
2021-04-13 10:51:04 AM  
Im guessing the cost of commercial fire insurance just went way up.
 
2021-04-13 10:51:46 AM  

Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.


What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.
 
2021-04-13 10:52:34 AM  
Chavin is dead, whether in gen pop or released.
/Minnesota is going to be on fire soon.
// Don't forget to go to the country to f*rk fields, use salt, Minnesotans, that's the only way to get the flyover involved.
 
2021-04-13 10:52:53 AM  

EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.


It'shiatler's birthday. Lots of crazies like to plan shiat for that day because of that.
 
2021-04-13 10:52:56 AM  
Super Cop Cred Achievement Unlocked!

That allows him to grab the donut right out of the hand of any other cop except a police chief holding the Golden Retirement Tomorrow Achievement.
 
2021-04-13 10:53:22 AM  

tudorgurl: EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.

It'shiatler's birthday. Lots of crazies like to plan shiat for that day because of that.


Bwaahaaahaaa. Thanks, Filter!
 
2021-04-13 10:53:30 AM  

wegro: This trial should have only lasted 9 minutes and 29 seconds.


the hanging should have been over by now.
 
2021-04-13 10:53:54 AM  
Joke's on you subby, I won't be surprised at all.
 
2021-04-13 10:54:23 AM  
8 cops, including the boss who insta-fired him, testified against him, which suggests The Blue Wall of Silence didn't hold in just this case. Hopefully, that will get a conviction, because we sure as fark know nothing else will.
 
2021-04-13 10:54:48 AM  
The defense's argument: He didn't die from Covid having his throat squeezed,he died from organ failure.
 
2021-04-13 10:59:24 AM  

tudorgurl: EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.

It'shiatler's birthday. Lots of crazies like to plan shiat for that day because of that.


I've never known anyone who celebrated it as anything other than Weed Day. The little psycho with the turd moustache can suck it in Hell. He doesn't get any more birthdays, he's dead.

/did not know that was his birthdate. Way to harsh the buzz in advance, history nerds!
 
2021-04-13 10:59:32 AM  

kbronsito: The defense's argument: He didn't die from Covid having his throat squeezed,he died from organ failure.


As a result from having his throat squeezed...
 
2021-04-13 11:00:34 AM  

kbronsito: The defense's argument: He didn't die from Covid having his throat squeezed,he died from organ failure.


Their defense really is almost on par with "he ran into my knife three times!"
 
2021-04-13 11:00:36 AM  
I've been around long enough to never be surprised at gross miscarriages of justice.
 
2021-04-13 11:00:38 AM  
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2021-04-13 11:01:21 AM  
If Chauvin actually walks from this, it'll be fun to see what happens to him.
 
2021-04-13 11:02:00 AM  
I fully expect a conviction and serious jail time. This is going to be like a reverse OJ. And if not, well... Break out the marshmallows cause shiat's gonna be on fire.
 
2021-04-13 11:03:26 AM  
The prosecution took a lot of shots at the "reasonable officer" standard.

There's a good podcast from Radiolab, episode Graham that discusses the "reasonable officer" standard.
 
2021-04-13 11:03:51 AM  

dothemath: Im guessing the cost of commercial fire insurance just went way up.


With my prior employer the intranet site would have alerts on areas that had policy binding holds on them. Usually for things like pending hurricane zones, just had a tornado yesterday, active volcano.
I'm quite curious if commercial property insurance has any holds in Minnesota right now.
 
2021-04-13 11:03:54 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: If Chauvin actually walks from this, it'll be fun to see what happens to him.


Ohhh I hope Oprah gets to interview him!
 
2021-04-13 11:04:05 AM  
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To bring racial justice to America would require a loss of face too large for the nation to survive, let alone the Minneapolis police. You can't build a structure of justice or equity on a foundation of injustice and exploitation.
 
2021-04-13 11:04:31 AM  
How's about we hear what his defense actually is before declaring it "destroyed"? Or have we gone full Red Queen justice?
 
2021-04-13 11:05:24 AM  

dothemath: Im guessing the cost of commercial fire insurance just went way up.


Imagine being a property insurance agent in Minneapolis right now.
Deleting messages, ghosting people, having to decide which party invitations to accept.
Living the dream!
 
2021-04-13 11:05:26 AM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.

Look at the events of April 19 and April 20 in US history from 1750 through 2020.

It's a popular day pair for big things to happen.


If Weed Day isn't big enough for you, get larger rolling papers.

I know Fark likes to go all Debbie Downer on everything, but I never thought it would tarnish the sanctity of Weed Day. I thought it was one of Fark's holy days!
 
2021-04-13 11:06:03 AM  

EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.


I'll answer in the form of a haiku:

When weed culture and
white nationalism share
there's much confusion.
 
2021-04-13 11:06:19 AM  
19 out of 20 witnesses agree.

Chavin, Bigot and Boycott gave us three of the best eponyms this side of Trump.
 
2021-04-13 11:06:47 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: If Chauvin actually walks from this, it'll be fun to see what happens to him.


he'll become a Fox News shrieking head
 
2021-04-13 11:06:48 AM  
I predict if he walks, he won't be walking long.
 
2021-04-13 11:06:58 AM  
Meh.  Defense hasn't had it's chance yet, except for limited opportunity to cross-examine.

'Tis many a slip, 'twixt the cup and the lip.

I won't be surprised if he's acquitted, or convicted of manslaughter instead of murder.    I set forth why in this post:

https://www.fark.com/comments/1131389​0​/134656403#c134656403

For the TL;DR crowd:  Enough room for reasonable doubt given all the circumstances (both visible and not), and no real intent to kill, and I say that as someone who has called Chauvin "MurderCop".
 
2021-04-13 11:07:16 AM  

trerro: 8 cops, including the boss who insta-fired him, testified against him, which suggests The Blue Wall of Silence didn't hold in just this case. Hopefully, that will get a conviction, because we sure as fark know nothing else will.


This. To quote Hunter S. Thompson, "In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."

And when the alternative is a city on fire and dozens of dead cops... sorry, Derek, you're gonna have to take one for the team.
 
2021-04-13 11:07:45 AM  

OldRod: [YouTube video: Minnesota News Cold Open - SNL]


As someone who has been in Minnesota in both May and July, that weather forecast was dead on accurate.
 
2021-04-13 11:07:45 AM  

Serious Black: I won't be surprised if Chauvin walks away without being convicted of murder or manslaughter. I fully expect that outcome. I think his lawyers do too. There's no need for a competent defense if you know the jury won't convict.


I've been preparing people to be ready for an unjust verdict (anything less than guilty), because, as we saw with the "veteran cop" who got her Taser and service piston "mistaken" when she shot Duane Wright (and the cops actually floating that excuse!), the law and society does not view Black people as humans, but something lesser.

I mean, even Chauvin's boss called it murder, but you watch that jury stroll out of there "nope, not murder. Innocent mistake.  If Floyd had complied and stayed in the vehicle, this wouldn't have happened."
 
2021-04-13 11:08:58 AM  

Adam64: kbronsito: The defense's argument: He didn't die from Covid having his throat squeezed,he died from organ failure.

As a result from having his throat squeezed...


Replace "having his throat squeezed" with "being asphyxiated by having his lungs and diaphragm compressed by Chauvin" if KB's statement didn't make sense.
 
2021-04-13 11:09:14 AM  

cynicalbastard: I predict if he walks, he won't be walking long.


That's what they said about George Zimmerman.
Remember the core truth about America: In-groups protected but never sanctioned, out-groups sanctioned but never protected.
 
2021-04-13 11:09:22 AM  

cynicalbastard: I predict if he walks, he won't be walking long.


From your  lips to God's  ears.
 
2021-04-13 11:10:16 AM  

Mrtraveler01: OldRod: [YouTube video: Minnesota News Cold Open - SNL]

As someone who has been in Minnesota in both May and July, that weather forecast was dead on accurate.


Username checks out
 
2021-04-13 11:10:19 AM  

jjorsett: How's about we hear what his defense actually is before declaring it "destroyed"? Or have we gone full Red Queen justice?


Opening statements, dumbass.
 
2021-04-13 11:10:22 AM  
" Eee should lose his license' to be le Gendarme, ce vous plait "

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2021-04-13 11:10:56 AM  
Minneapolis
Will burn down when bad police
are void of justice
 
2021-04-13 11:11:14 AM  

EdgeRunner: ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: EdgeRunner: Promo Sapien: If they announce the verdict on 4/20, maybe the rioters and the unhinged incel bombers & mass shooters can cancel each other out.

What in the world do you think 4/20 is about?

/hint: it doesn't promote that much activity. It doesn't even really promote leaving your couch.

Look at the events of April 19 and April 20 in US history from 1750 through 2020.

It's a popular day pair for big things to happen.

If Weed Day isn't big enough for you, get larger rolling papers.

I know Fark likes to go all Debbie Downer on everything, but I never thought it would tarnish the sanctity of Weed Day. I thought it was one of Fark's holy days!


Every day is weed day for most farkers.
 
2021-04-13 11:11:35 AM  
No, I won't. (._.)
 
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