The George Floyd case has been all but finalized. Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all charges. (Manslaughter, 3rd Degree murder, 2nd Degree murder.)
Personally, I can understand him being found guilty for manslaughter. However, guilty on all counts is completely wrong, if you listened to BOTH sides of the case.
What this message sends is that you can use fear, intimidation, rioting, ect. to get any outcome you seek. There is in no way, this decision wasn’t effected by outside sources.
The pressure wasn’t just from citizens but public officials too. Maxine Waters saying that the rioters needed to do more than they were. President Biden saying that Chauvin was guilty. On top of that, one would have to really push themselves to believe that the jury was fair and unbiased in this case. One of the most famous cases since Rodney King.
We will have to see how things go when Chauvin files for an appeal but, as things stand now, this is a complete injustice.
The repercussions of this for police and future high profile cases cannot be understated but also can only be guessed at. We’ll see.