- Dec 10, 2012
But does it constitute murder? There's absolutely nothing in anything I've seen so far that convinces me that type of charge is warranted.
What I see, are officers that, rightfully, believed the person they had in custody was under the influence of something. Floyd is complaining about breathing before he's placed on the ground or anyone kneels on him. He's concious and talking for several minutes while Chauvin kneels on him - and they wait for EMS! Chauvin's comments indicate he believes Floyd was not under any real duress from the restraint.
To me, I see training issues but no willful intent. Murder seems like an awfully big stretch, despite what an irrational BLM crowd says.
FWIW, the fact the media not only chose to air an illegally obtained video about an incident currently in trial, but edited it, speaks to their complete lack of ethics. This is how you get a mistrial.