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Opening arguments begin in the trial of Derek Chauvin | USA TODAY

WARNING: Viewers may find portions of this trial disturbing
Ten months after George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a court will hear opening statements Monday in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

RELATED: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/03/15/derek-chauvin-trial-live-half-jury-seated/4642884001/

The ex-officer, who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, is charged with murder and manslaughter. Lawyers for the prosecution and defense questioned potential jurors for about two weeks in the case that ignited nationwide protests against racial injustice. Nine women and six men were ultimately selected as jury members and alternates.

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13 Comments

  • Iowa 55

    With Chauvin having his knee on Floyds neck was the vehicle still running because Floyds face was kind of underneath the back of the vehicle.

  • carmakazi84

    Does anyone know how much time went by from the time they allowed George to lay on the ground, then hold him there as to when the crowd surrounded them & begin harassing officers while they try to gain control of the entire situation (including the crowd). I ask because the so called bystanders started harassing officers about how they were doing their job & officers across the nation have been attacked, beaten & even flat out assassinated. They're having to worry about George possibly resisting (more) & hurting them while also worrying about the crowd as they could be violent too. If the crowd had left them alone the officers could've attended to George sooner but when they're worried about him resisting or escaping while also worrying about being attacked or killed themselves it slows the process of either getting George up & into a car or attending to him & possibly administering CPR or narcon. George had several drugs in his system, had battled covid, maybe even had a panic & heart attack knowing he was probably going back to prison. Covid & opiates both slow the breathing add a panic or heart attack well not many would have good odds at surviving that alone. Now with all that we have an officer with his knee on the neck to control him but at what point was George actually on his way to meet his maker.

    Officers were rightfully worried about their own safety as people gathered & screamed at them. They save lives on a daily basis maybe even could've done so that day had they been left alone. Had they been left alone the officers could've checked on George, attended to his complaints of not feeling sooner. We must also remember people pull that card all the time while trying not to be arrested so officers may become callous to it. Everyone there that day had a roll in his death, George, the officers, the so called peaceful protestors that burn the city down while looting & killing , all the cop killers, even the crowd harassing the officers. I'm positive if officers had not been in fear for their own lives for months on end up to that day as they were being surrounded by negative people screaming & hollering at them that things would've turned out much differently.
    This wasn't premeditated or deliberate.

  • Julie Hirsh

    Talk about the Freemasons and this False Flag. Ask him why he kneeled like a Freemasons doing the Hiram Abiff ritual and they did it all over the world too. They had a picture in Israel of a cop doing it and in Italy too the Polize were kneeling on the black guys head to anger the public and take their guns away with laws they pass because it’s wrong to have guns against criminals. The judge is a joke too.

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