Verdict This Afternoon
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'Ike' (Phone) 20-Apr-21
Woods Walker 20-Apr-21
Live2Hunt 20-Apr-21
'Ike' (Phone) 20-Apr-21
JL 20-Apr-21
snag 20-Apr-21
StickFlicker 20-Apr-21
Phil Magistro 20-Apr-21
DanaC 20-Apr-21
greg simon 20-Apr-21
70lbdraw 20-Apr-21
4nolz@work 20-Apr-21
KSflatlander 20-Apr-21
bigtines 20-Apr-21
LBshooter 20-Apr-21
Orion 20-Apr-21
JL 20-Apr-21
Highlife 20-Apr-21
BC 20-Apr-21
Glunt@work 20-Apr-21
4nolz@work 20-Apr-21
4nolz@work 20-Apr-21
BC 20-Apr-21
itshot 20-Apr-21
Matt 20-Apr-21
DanaC 20-Apr-21
timberdoodle 21-Apr-21
20-Apr-21
Get ready, but after only 10 hours of deliberation that usually comes back guilty...IMO and experience!

From: Woods Walker
20-Apr-21
Either way, get ready for more "Black Friday" shopping sprees.

From: Live2Hunt
20-Apr-21
Ya, they find him guilty they will go out and riot and loot. They find him not guilty, they will go out and riot and loot.

20-Apr-21
Hopefully Maxine Waters is with them...

From: JL
20-Apr-21

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From: snag
20-Apr-21
Makes me want to move to Florida....kind of....

From: StickFlicker
20-Apr-21

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20-Apr-21
Guilty on all three counts.

From: DanaC
20-Apr-21
Hardly surprising.

From: greg simon
20-Apr-21
Are the cops supposed to riot now???

20-Apr-21
will be appealed...the judge already told the defense how and why.

From: 70lbdraw
20-Apr-21
Was my post removed for using the a****** word, or for offending liberals?

From: 4nolz@work
20-Apr-21
Scary days to be LEO.No one need comply now.

From: KSflatlander
20-Apr-21
Why is it sheep never figure out they are sheep until they are in chute for slaughter. You would think January 6th would have tipped them off. Nope, they just keep Baaaaahing.

From: bigtines
20-Apr-21
Not guilty, if they resist arrest , do what you have to do to subdue them, accidents happen in a frenzy .

From: LBshooter
20-Apr-21
No doubt that chauvin was guilty of wrong doing, however, all three counts come back as fast as they did. The jury was scared to honestly deliberate and it showed. Appeal is for sure but I'm not qualified to say it will be a winner, I think everyone is scared to go against the mob. It was nice to see the Florida cop state very clearly that rioting will not be tolerated, I'd move there if I like hot weather lol.

From: Orion
20-Apr-21
Good thing the libs couldn't keep their mouths shut and swayed the jury. Judge already pretty much told them they would win an appeal.

From: JL
20-Apr-21
From watching the news punditry.....one former prosecutor made a good point in that when Auntie Maxine made her comments, the Judge should have declared a mistrial and he didn't....especially if the jury was not sequestered at that time. This lawyer even thought Chauvin was guilty of manslaughter, yet thought the judge messed up. Another pundit noted a problem regarding jury influence is when the city quickly paid off the Floyd family prior to the trial even beginning. That told prospective jurors the accused was guilty before the trial even began.

I think there is enough jury influence issues surrounding this case the appeal might be successful.

20-Apr-21
The predictions are entertaining, about the same fun as reading the previous one’s saying he would not be found guilty as that behavior was their training up there. I think RK said he was told that by a MN LEO. I guess the Chief and several other LEOs disagreed with that inside source.

I read as much as possible from multiple sources regarding what the prosecution laid out as well as the defense. Honestly, surprised it took as long as it did to reach a conviction. I thought Chauvin acted appropriately until he kept kneeling on him well past any movement. At that point there was no resistance and if we let government get away with that, then I will have to agree we are on the road to becoming a Marxist country.

Now, zero tolerance for any rioting, whatever force is needed to stop it, as what should have been done on day one. I have as much tolerance for violent criminal activity as I do government abuse as I also do for racism-ZERO!

From: Highlife
20-Apr-21
Guilty my a"" watch the hole video . The people needed a scapegoat.

From: BC
20-Apr-21
If he had cooperated to begin with he would be alive today (provided drugs and bad heart didn't kill him). The guy passed a counterfeit bill and refused to comply, let's start there.

From: Glunt@work
20-Apr-21
I didnt expect all guilty verdicts but I wasn't in the courtroom. Appeal will be interesting. The weight of what happens with an acquittal would be a hard thing for some people to leave out of the decision. The amount of press, the venue and the high profile pressure involved will be the likely key points on appeal.

I've only had jury duty once and I was disappointed in several of the jurors. They didn't reveal bias that likely would have exempted them and ignored the judges instructions on what can/cannot be considered. Ended up being a 12 hour day for a DUI case and a hung jury.

From: 4nolz@work
20-Apr-21
Habitat the Defense showed the police training manual even noting one of the prosecution witnesses trained Chauvin using that manual. I believe they'll change the manual now.

20-Apr-21
Agreed, he did not cooperate, he had drugs and bad health. Does not justify his death, period. And he knows he was guilty as he wanted to plea out.

From: 4nolz@work
20-Apr-21
Justification and reasonable doubt are ends of the spectrum.Any verdict wouldn't have surprised me.It was tried well before the trial.

From: BC
20-Apr-21
HfW, you are correct, it did not justify his death. My point is, the non compliance is on Floyd. If he hadn't refused to comply, this never would have happened in the first place. Young black men today are being trained to hate police and refuse to comply, no matter what the circumstances. Cops are not targeting black people, despite what happened in this case. It's the big lie.

From: itshot
20-Apr-21
more proof we need to get rid of guns and police

we're closer every day to the , the thing

in other news, interstate highways are racist too, $20B+ gonna go to fixin on that thing

20-Apr-21
BC,

Agree with you again! Race played no role in my opinion that Chauvin was guilty. That behavior cannot happen to any citizen. And all of us need to respect and obey the lawful commands of an officer, or pay the price allowed by law.

From: Matt
20-Apr-21
I wholeheartedly support law enforcement, but when Chauvin knelt on Floyd for minutes after he no longer had a pulse you had to expect he would be found guilty on at least some of the counts. There is simply no justification for that.

From: DanaC
20-Apr-21
"Not guilty, if they resist arrest , do what you have to do to subdue them..."

So? Cuffs behind his back and put a zip tie around his ankles, then sit back and let him thrash. He ain't gonna go nowhere.

From: timberdoodle
21-Apr-21
Judging by some of the comments, it appears that the blm message is sailing well over people's heads here. LEOs are not granted the right to be judge, jury, and executioner. There is an entire legal system set up for that. So yes, people should be upset when a 13 year old is killed with their hands up, when a 16 year old is killed after they call police for help, when a 20 year old is killed over a traffic stop and weed warrant, when a woman is shot in her own home on a botched raid, when a member of the military is pepper sprayed when trying to comply with LEO orders, and especially when a 200lb LEO kneels on someone's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and kills him while the man begs to breathe. LEOs are paid to help resolve & de-escalate situations, not to make them exponentially worse. What you saw yesterday isn't anything other than accountability, and if you don't understand that, your probably being willfully ignorant at this point.

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