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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:02 PM

I think the Defense lost on its opening statement.

That was a lazy opening statement compared to the Prosecution's. Maybe they know that the deck is stacked.

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Reply I think the Defense lost on its opening statement. (Original post)
Raven Mar 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #1
speak easy Mar 2021 #3
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #2
malaise Mar 2021 #4
Bettie Mar 2021 #5
malaise Mar 2021 #6
WHITT Mar 2021 #7
Bettie Mar 2021 #12
WHITT Mar 2021 #14
TheBlackAdder Mar 2021 #17
Cosmocat Mar 2021 #8
brush Mar 2021 #10
Cosmocat Mar 2021 #16
brush Mar 2021 #18
alphafemale Mar 2021 #9
brush Mar 2021 #11
alphafemale Mar 2021 #13
brush Mar 2021 #15

Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:03 PM

1. Which case are we watching? Just woke up ... nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:12 PM

3. The murder of George Floyd.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:11 PM

2. It was astonishing that in their opening statement the defense didn't even talk about how hard it

was hard to watch the video. Watching the life drain from the man.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:16 PM

4. They are banking on doubt despite evidence to the contrary

George Floyd was murdered

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:23 PM

5. I can't imagine that the jurors will not notice the

half-smile half-smirk on Chauvin's face as he was kneeling on the man and not see what was happening.

Honestly back when I first saw that, the expression on his face was mesmerizing. It was the look of a man who was fully aware and enjoying what he was doing.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:26 PM

6. And delighted to be doing it in the presence of others

Chauvin is a chauvinist racist PIG

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:30 PM

7. There's No Evidence Floyd Knew $20 Was Counterfeit

Just the opposite. He was well-known at the store, like Norm walking into Cheers. If you were intentionally attempting to pass a bill you KNEW was counterfeit, would you do so at a store where everybody knows your name, or would you do so at an out-of-the-way store you've never been to?


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Response to WHITT (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:53 PM

12. It is probable that many people have unknowingly passed

counterfeit bills.

And yeah, if he knew it, why would he go there...plus, passing a counterfeit bill isn't punishable by death by cop.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:00 PM

14. Indeed

If he was White, it would have been a detective showing up at his house the next day to investigate where he may have been given the counterfeit bill, so they could follow that lead.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:53 PM

17. In the old days, perhaps still, bank tellers would pass counterfeits to drive-in window customers.

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Once that bill leaves the view of the teller, ie. in your car, even if you were to notice it were fake, you could not prove it. This way, the teller does not get chastised for accepting a counterfeit bill from another customer and then having to send it for destruction.

Some banks will fire tellers for accepting as little as two fake bills. The first is a warning, the second dismissal.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:32 PM

8. I don't know

I get it, the "common sense" shit was painful, but watching the opening past that it was textbook for how every other scumbag police defenses have gotten them off - a golly gish gallop of using procedures, conflicting medical reports, drug use, etc.

I take no pleasure in it, but if I went to the betting platforms my money is on them getting at least one member of the jury to acquit.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:36 PM

10. Oh, please. No effin' way. The world saw the video of the killer cop killing him.

There's no way to get around that. None.

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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:40 PM

16. The world saw a half dozen cops beating down

Rodney King. How did that turn out? How many videos have we seen of cops assassination black guys and never met justice?

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 06:08 PM

18. News Flash: It's not the '90s anymore.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:35 PM

9. All the defense needs is one racist on the jury.

Which they probably have.

Hate to say t, but I doubt there will be a conviction.

I have seen this too many times.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:38 PM

11. Wrong, the world saw the video. There will be a conviction, maybe of one of the lessor charges...

but there will be a conviction. If not, the demonstrations from the summer will pale to what will happen if they let the killer cop off.

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:58 PM

13. I was sure there would be a conviction many other times.

The one in Charleston is the only one I remember.

I do believe Charleston was the one where the cop shot the man in the back while he was running away and was on camera throwing down the taser by his body.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:03 PM

15. Things have changed since the nationwide and worldwide protests this summer.

And the evidence is right on the video. The world saw the thug cop murder Floyd, similar to the example you cite. The killing on the video is undeniable.

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