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Chauvin Trial is Another Courtroom Trial for TV Ratings
by Justice for George Floyd
Tuesday Apr 6th, 2021 11:09 AM
The Derek Chauvin Trial which began on March 8, 2021 with jury selection, the most important phase of a trial, is now in its second week of trial testimony and this courtroom drama is now shown in its entirety on C-SPAN, CNN and MSNBC, at the expense of much news, clearly demonstrating that with Nazi Trump out of office, this is the hysteria focus to build ratings by these capitalist so-called news programs.
The Derek Chauvin Trial which began on March 8, 2021 with jury selection, the most important phase of a trial, is now in its second week of trial testimony and this courtroom drama is now shown in its entirety on C-SPAN, CNN and MSNBC, at the expense of much news, clearly demonstrating that with Nazi Trump out of office, this is the hysteria focus to build ratings by these capitalist so-called news programs.

We know courtroom dramas build ratings as the garbage syndicated programs are led by Judge Judy, a courtroom drama concerning small claims civil complaints. Also on the list of top rated syndicated programs are Relationship Court and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. See World Almanac, 2021, page 292.

For those who have no connection to the legal world, rest assured that courtroom dramas have nothing to do with justice as all trials are completely staged.

As to the audience, the most important audience is the JURY, which decides the case. The jury selection involved screening over 300 people. The New York Post provided an excellent description of the jury at https://nypost.com/2021/03/28/george-floyd-murder-trial-what-to-expect-from-jury-prosecution/
which follows:

"The jury includes six men and nine women. Two are multiracial, four are black and nine are white. The jury selection was a difficult process as so many people had seen, read and heard about Floyd’s death. Many told a judge they were unable to maintain an impartial view of the events and were dismissed."

"Juror No. 2 is a white man in his 20s who works as a chemist. He is the only juror who claims to have never seen video of Floyd’s arrest."

"Juror No. 9 is a woman in her 20s who is multiracial. During questioning, she said her uncle is a police officer and Chauvin may have acted in the way he’s accused of because Floyd was potentially resisting arrest or other civilians were in danger. She said she was “super excited” to get her jury notice."

"Juror No. 19 is a white man who works as an auditor, is in his 30s and has a friend who works for the MPD. He said he supports Black Lives Matter as a general concept and has an unfavorable opinion of Blue Lives Matter."

"Juror No. 27 is a black man in his 30s who works in computer security and holds a somewhat negative view of Chauvin. He said he hopes to learn more about the events that led up to Floyd’s arrest. "

"Juror No. 44 is a white woman in her 50s who works in the nonprofit sector. She strongly believes the criminal justice system is biased against minorities."

"Juror No. 52 is a black man who works in banking and is in his 30s. He claimed to have neutral opinions on Chauvin and Floyd."

"Juror No. 55 is a white woman who works in healthcare and is in her 50s. During questioning, she said “all lives matter to me. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they are.” "

"Juror No. 79 is a black man, native to the area, who is in his 40s and works in management. He said he trusts police but feels jurors should evaluate an officer’s actions. "

"Juror No. 85 is a woman in her 40s who is multiracial and works as a consultant. She claims to have a neutral view of Floyd and has pretty strong faith in the police. "

"Juror No. 89 is a white woman who works as a registered nurse and is in her 50s. She somewhat disagrees that it isn’t right to second-guess police officers and their decisions."

"Juror No. 91 is a black woman in her 60s who used to work in marketing before she retired. She holds very favorable views of the Black Lives Matter movement and also has a relative who is a cop."

"Juror No. 92 is a white woman who works in insurance and is in her 40s. She said she knows people who’ve struggled with addiction and doesn’t agree that someone who uses drugs or doesn’t cooperate with police should be treated poorly. "

"Juror No. 96 is an unemployed white woman in her 50s who claims to have never seen cops treat minorities differently or with more force than white people." "

"Juror No. 118 is a white woman who works as a social worker and is in her 20s. She believes police reform is necessary but she also is “always looking at every side of things.”"

"Juror No. 131 is a white man who works as an accountant and is in his 20s. Initially, he had a somewhat negative opinion of Chauvin and views Black Lives Matter somewhat favorably."

The most obvious problem is that 3 of the jurors have some connection to the police and should never have been allowed on the jury. The other most obvious problem is that this is not a workingclass jury so sympathy for the victim, George Floyd, is minimal as they do not live in the desperate poverty he came from and apparently experienced his entire life.

Jurors bring their life experiences to the courtroom so that whatever is said in the courtroom is judged accordingly.

Much has been made about the 4 fired cops, including Chauvin, "fearing" the bystanders, who begged for Floyd's life. Only the 4 cops were armed; no one is claiming the bystanders, including the videographer, threatened the armed cops in any way.

We know now that the Floyd family, including George Floyd's 5 children, received a $27 million settlement in the civil lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, which never bothered to fire Chauvin when the 18 previous complaints were filed against him, which would have avoided this extraordinary expense to the taxpayers. Should any or all of the 4 cops be convicted, the taxpayers will be paying for the existence of these mentally ill thugs in prison for the rest of their lives. They are all in need of mental health treatment and in the case of Chauvin, needed mental health treatment long time ago.

So far, we just have the prosecution case which is still being presented. The defense case and their hundred or so witnesses to complete a full month of trial testimony will be a humdinger, guaranteed to increase ratings.
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