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The Lynching of Derek Chauvin

Posted on | March 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The Lynching of Derek Chauvin

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline:

[Friday] the city of Minneapolis announced a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd. The family had sued the city for the alleged wrongful death of Floyd.
The announcement comes as the trial of Derek Chauvin proceeds through its early stages. The court is in the midst of selecting a jury.
Given its timing, the announcement looks to me like an attempt to prevent Chauvin from getting a fair trial, assuming there was ever any chance of him getting one in Minneapolis. But even if I’m wrong in saying that this is the city’s motive, it is almost certainly the effect of its announcement.

Indeed, how can Officer Chauvin expect to be acquitted, if the city has already admitted guilt to the tune of $27 million? But the facts are still the facts, and the fact is George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose.

This trial is about politics, period. Let’s quote Tucker Carlson here:

There are a lot of things going on in the world right now, but we thought this was significant. Jury selection has just begun in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is one of the officers who has been accused of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis last Memorial Day.
Now on one level, this trial is a local crime story, one of many unfolding right now. But of course, it’s also incalculably more than that.
The death of George Floyd changed the United States profoundly and forever. George Floyd, we were told wasn’t simply an individual, he was every African-American in the country. Derek Chauvin wasn’t just a cop, he was the physical embodiment of America’s institutions.
When Chauvin murdered George Floyd, he was doing to one man what our country has done to all African-Americans. Many people told us this, including Joe Biden. . . .
George Floyd murdered because he was black. That’s what they told us. They demanded that we believe that, and if you doubted it in any way, if you had any questions about the facts of the case, then you were effectively as guilty as the racist cop who killed George Floyd.

Watch the whole thing:


We will discuss this among the topics on The Other Podcast this week.



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