Today was a no good, horrible, very bad day. I was unable to watch jury selection today. However, I do know that things are a complete and total clusterfuck. It is insane to me that during jury selection news broke that the Floyd family was awarded $27 Million dollars in damages. First of all, $27 million? To who? maybe his kid or relatives? I totally believe that Chauvin is guilty as sin and needs to get life in prison or if possible the death penalty. And I am fine with the family being on the receiving end of a settlement. BUT TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS?
I understand that there is no amount of money to bring a loved one back. And sure Officer Chavin is a murderer. I hope the jury decides to fry him if that is an option. But the TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS comes from taxpayers. And why would the civil judge or whoever signed off on this do it DURING JURY SELECTION?????? If you are in the jury pool and realize that the “government” aka taxpayers gave a TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR payout to the family for wrongful death. How the hell does the criminal case have a fair hearing?
They are struggling to find jurors who do not have hatred for the murderer in the first place. Now the government is handing out TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS? Look, personally, I’d like someone to put their knee on Derek Chauvins neck while he pleads for air and asks for his mother. I’d like for him to die a slow painful death on national TV that we could all watch.
HOWEVER. He like any other racist piece of shit is entitled in this country to a fair trial. And that is not going to happen in Minnesota. I’m not sure if you can move a trial out of state but it sure as shit does not need to be happening in Minneapolis. This whole thing needs to be scrapped and moved to a new venue. There is no way this piece of shit is going to get a fair trial at this point. Jury selection has been going on for days and the only had 9 of the 14 jurors (two alternates) they needed. Today the judge removed two of those. There is no way for this trial to get to 14 jurors with all of the media coverage. It’s just not possible. And I also want to know if the jurors can learn he offered to take a plea deal for third degree manslaughter?
This whole trial is a circus show.