A verdict is expected shortly in the case against Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing George Floyd.. Share your thoughts and observations in our comments section.
Fox is already arguing the trial was not fair to Chauvin. More to come on that...
I wonder if that role may not have stimulated the urge to impress the rookies with prowess beyond the needs of the moment. In other words, they may have been victims of a childish eagerness to excel in front of an admiring audience. The training of trainers clearly needs to include a reminder to resist that temptation.
This verdict is only the start of what will be a long journey … Crooks and Liars has a thread on the killing of a 16-year-old black girl who’d called them because she was being badly bullied by a group of other girls.
The cops clearly came ready to shoot. Might that not be attributable to their awareness that there are an awful lot of guns out there?
People like Gutfield are flailing in the wind that has started to blow towards greater justice for all. And I believe his so-called comedy hour is not doing well, soooooo ….
PS: Caught a glimpse of Ted Williams with Neil Cavuto and was impressed by his ability to push back on the usual Fox(not)News drivel. Calmly but tellingly. F(n)N must have realised that the Sambo-sort wasn’t cutting the ice any more.
However people are moved to express their feelings (short of further violence) is perfectly fine with me. This moment must give every police officer pause – their unquestionable, unaccountable ‘licence to kill’ will never be quite the same.
But even Leo Terrell is saying Floyd’s death was wrong (even as he’s attacking Waters and Biden. “Nothing is going to please them.”)