The previous post covered the strange things that seemed to be happening with the jury, and a separate witness intimidation of the Defense’s use-of-force expert. However, that is not the craziest thing to happen in the post-verdict part of the Derek Chauvin case. The craziest thing seems to be what was just revealed in a…
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Derek Chauvin Jurors and the Motion to Vacate
Welp, looks like that’s over, and I was wrong. I was predicting that Derek Chauvin would be found innocent based on what I saw in the trial. However, on April 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty. Therefore, I suppose that it is the end of all that. Except that is probably not the end of that. Here’s why.
A Review of the Trial of Derek Chauvin
If Derek Chauvin is found “not guilty,” he will not be found “not guilty” based on some complicated legal technicality, a burden of proof problem, or anything like that. Instead, he will be found “not guilty” because the evidence did not exist to convict him of a crime. More than that, it is most likely he will be found “not guilty” because he is actually innocent, not merely “not guilty.”
The State’s Strange Motion for Continuance in the Derek Chauvin Trial
This post is part of a series on the George Floyd death and the ensuing trial of the officers involved. On December 31, 2020, the prosecution filed a Motion for Continuance in this trial. This motion is… …strange. And I need to explain why.
The Bizarre Attempt to Keep the Public From Seeing the George Floyd Trial
This post is part of a series on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing trials. This segment is about the State’s curious effort to prevent public viewing of the trial. This post explains how ABSOLUTELY BIZARRE the prosecution is acting when it comes to media coverage in this trial.
Judge’s Decision on Derek Chauvin’s Motion to Dismiss
Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges against him. The Judge has issued an order in this case. It is explained in this post.
Break-Down of the Motion to Dismiss All Charges Against Derek Chauvin
This post is one of a series. This post explains the Motion to Dismiss the charges (link here) against Derek Chauvin, filed on August 28, 2020. The links the to full case documents, including attachments can be accessed here. In short, there is a very good chance of success on the Motion to Dismiss. This…
What We Learn from the New George Floyd Case Document
It is clear that these facts will be fatal to the case against Thomas Lane, as it is difficult NOT to have serious doubts about his “aiding and abetting” a murder when video evidence shows he calls an ambulance and gives CPR to the allegedly murdered person. How do you aid and abet a particular action if you are repeatedly suggesting a different course of action?
George Floyd and Police Training To Treat Excited Delirium
This is another piece on the continuing series about George Floyd. This piece looks at police training for people with Excited Delirium. As I have already described in previous posts, and as the Complaints against the officers have demonstrated, the officers responding to the call about George Floyd had already called an ambulance before George…
The George Floyd Series
To centralize the pieces I’ve written on George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, the three other officers involved in the arrest, Excited Delirium, the Medical Examiners’ reports, and anything else that might prove worth writing about, I’ve created this post for a central place to link to each of the issues. Feel free to share this link…
A Suggestion for Policing the Police
This is the fourth piece in a series. It offers a suggestion for holding police accountable for bad acts, as the current system we have does not seem to work. My Previous Reporting and the Current Situation Right now, the nation is reeling and angry after witnessing the death of George Floyd of Minneapolis. Four…
New Problems with the New Charges Against the Officers Arresting George Floyd
Complaints have been filed against the other three officers who were involved in the arrest of George Floyd. Like the problems with the charges against Derek Chauvin, there are serious and significant problems with the charges against the newly charged officers. The complaints against these officers are: J. Alexander Kueng Thomas K. Lane Tou Thoa…