I thought we might need a new thread for discussion. Just when I think the prosecution makes some good progress, they go right back to their repetitive mind-numbing behaviors. They began on day one introducing a lot of significant footage. Then they called everyone they could possible find who was a bystander and dragged them in to basically all repeat the same situation while getting in all of the footage. It was very detailed. Where did you park your car? Where were you going. So you were planning to turn left? Can you point yourself out in this photo? The first three or four were great for the prosecution. But, it went on and on with no new information relative to guilt.
Now today, after an unprecedented event yesterday where the Chief of Police testified against Chauvin stating uncategorically that Chauvin’s use of force was “unnecessary” and against the training all officers receive. The prosecution is apparently going to drag in every person who has anything to do at all with training officers again to reiterate what the Chief of Police drove home so well yesterday.
I am someone who is super into the law and trials and juries. I watch gavel to gavel trials all the time. And I am bored out of my mind. Because they keep bringing in new witnesses to say the same damn thing over and over. But using more and more words. I keep telling people on Twitter that the prosecution is putting the jury to sleep. Some are acting like I am on the wrong side. No. I’m just saying the prosecution is putting us all to sleep.
Even this morning the Judge had some sort of off camera meeting and the pool reporter said it had to do with the prosecution bringing in eleventy billion witnesses to say the same thing. The testimony of the police chief was POWERFUL. And now they are putting me to sleep again. It is important for the prosecution not to lose the jury! They are going to make them weary of listening. At this rate it is going to take way more than four weeks and the Judge seems to share my concerns.
We need to get to the actual meat of the trial. It’s a simple question, if Derek Chauvin had not kneeled on George Floyd for almost ten minutes, who he have died? Before that some lead up questions could be is it normal to drag people off to jail for a SUSPECTED fail twenty dollar bill used to buy a pack of cigarettes? Were the bystanders pleading for his life “an angry mob” that scared Derek Chauvin? We are supposed to be half way through by Friday and I don’t think the prosecution is focused on the important things.
What are your thoughts?