Sunday, April 4, 2021

Cal Thomas Has the One Video Each Juror Needs to See Before Deciding on the Floyd Case

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It is difficult to change a narrative once it has been established in the public’s mind.
A narrative was firmly fixed by the media, activists and rioters prior to the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, which opened Monday. Chauvin is charged with murdering George Floyd.
Many people have seen the nearly nine-minute video of Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck while Floyd pleaded, “I can’t breathe.”
What they may not have seen, and the jurors should view, is a much longer treatment of the scene that begins with a store owner approaching a police officer, claiming a man, later identified as Floyd, had passed off a counterfeit $20 bill. The owner points to a car across the street. He says the man is in it.
In a video compilation from police body cameras, bystanders and a shop camera, Floyd is in an agitated state, first saying, “Please, don’t shoot me,” then refusing to put his hands on the steering wheel and later resisting officers. He occasionally appears incoherent and struggles with officers attempting to place him in a police car.
The entire video — which you can see here — has been analyzed by George Parry, who was chief of the Police Brutality/Misconduct Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 1978 to 1983.
Read the rest from Cal Thomas HERE

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