Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Derek Chauvin May Be Guilty, But Waters and Biden Made Sure This Will Drag On In Appeal; Chauvin Likely to Appeal, Claiming Trial Tainted By Civil Settlement, Media Coverage, and related stories

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Derek Chauvin may be guilty, but Waters and Biden made sure this will drag on in appealL
Remember when the Left used to go ballistic over President Trump’s propensity to lob rhetorical bombs into pending investigations and prosecutions?
Good times, good times.
Well, Trump is gone and, mirabile dictu, and we’re beginning to notice that the Left’s provocateurs are . . . lobbing rhetorical bombs into the most consequential prosecution in the nation — the murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case.
Indeed, it is worse than that. For all the downsides of his unhinged commentary, Trump never took matters to the point of jury intimidation, as the preternaturally unhinged Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters did over the weekend.
The jury may have returned a verdict Tuesday, finding him guilty of all charges. But as the judge noted Monday, Waters’ inflammatory language offered Chauvin grounds for appeal. Because of her, this isn’t over. --->READ MORE HERE
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Chauvin likely to appeal, claiming trial tainted by civil settlement, media coverage:
Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will likely seek to overturn his murder and manslaughter convictions by arguing that the jury was prejudiced by media coverage and a settlement in the civil case brought by George Floyd's family, though his odds of success are slim, legal experts said.
A jury on Tuesday found that Chauvin was guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree "depraved mind" murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a Black man. read more . Video of the incident touched off global protests over race and police brutality
Chauvin's attorneys will have to notify the trial court within 60 days if they plan to appeal. His lawyers then have months to review transcripts and court filings dating from the start of the case to build their arguments.
Two weeks before trial testimony began, Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by Floyd's family over his death.
The agreement was reached while jury selection in the criminal case was under way and Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson said the settlement had an "incredible propensity to taint a jury pool." --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Judge In Chauvin Trial Says Maxine Waters’ Attempt To Gin Up Violence Could Lead To Jury Verdict Being Overturned

Biden Ignores Chauvin Trial Judge’s Admonishment About Jury Intimidation And Tampering From Politicians

Joe Biden Makes the Dumbest Statement Ever Ahead of Chauvin Jury Verdict

Nancy Pelosi defends Maxine Waters' comments calling on protesters to 'get more confrontational'

The Verdict Is in on Derek Chauvin. An Appeal Is Sure to Follow

House Democrats Unanimously Support Waters' Calls For "More Confrontation", Block GOP Censure Vote

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