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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 31 Mar 21 7.33am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Watched the opening statements and was confused by one thing.

The defence said there had only been a single autopsy? And that showed no signs of death by asphyxiation? Meaning that the cop on trial cannot have killed him?

And if the prosecution are going to attack the findings of this report then surely (and I don't know how the system in the US works) then it would be like the equivalent of our CPS disputing the findings of our official coroner's office? State v State almost? Really happy to be educated on this one.

Personally, I can see why a manslaughter charge might be able to stick because I guess you could argue that the cops had a duty of care to render medical help once Floyd fell unconscious but murder?

Surely intent has to be proved rather than just poor/negligent judgement?

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 31 Mar 21 9.07am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Watched the opening statements and was confused by one thing.

The defence said there had only been a single autopsy? And that showed no signs of death by asphyxiation? Meaning that the cop on trial cannot have killed him?

And if the prosecution are going to attack the findings of this report then surely (and I don't know how the system in the US works) then it would be like the equivalent of our CPS disputing the findings of our official coroner's office? State v State almost? Really happy to be educated on this one.

Personally, I can see why a manslaughter charge might be able to stick because I guess you could argue that the cops had a duty of care to render medical help once Floyd fell unconscious but murder?

Surely intent has to be proved rather than just poor/negligent judgement?

He OD'D after holding a gun to a pregnant womans tummy and dropping a few pills.
There is a saying about rubbish!

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 31 Mar 21 9.27am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Well let’s hope the families of the 19 people who died, 14,000 people arrested and owners of the property damaged in protests agree.

They are separate issues. Huge, important, urgent and worthy of lengthy debate but separate.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 31 Mar 21 9.32am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Not really as he was a scum bag and whiteness and white protectionism are/is on trial. Its written in a few articles but why let that suddenly get in the way of an excuse to loot and kill. This could be the straw.

No-one other than the accused is on trial.

Looting and killing must always be condemned but in the right place and at the right time.

Those who want to see other things on trial, and those who think they are, are muddying the water so much that I see the potential for a miss-trial, which would be in no-one's interests.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 31 Mar 21 9.42am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

They are separate issues. Huge, important, urgent and worthy of lengthy debate but separate.

But they’re not separate; they are inextricably linked. What will happen if this policeman is acquitted? An acceptance that justice was served or mass riots?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 31 Mar 21 9.52am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Watched the opening statements and was confused by one thing.

The defence said there had only been a single autopsy? And that showed no signs of death by asphyxiation? Meaning that the cop on trial cannot have killed him?

And if the prosecution are going to attack the findings of this report then surely (and I don't know how the system in the US works) then it would be like the equivalent of our CPS disputing the findings of our official coroner's office? State v State almost? Really happy to be educated on this one.

Personally, I can see why a manslaughter charge might be able to stick because I guess you could argue that the cops had a duty of care to render medical help once Floyd fell unconscious but murder?

Surely intent has to be proved rather than just poor/negligent judgement?

Yes I think so. It’s highly unlikely a cop is going to intentionally kill someone in view of people and camera phones from a few metres away. There’s never a need to hold your knee down on someone’s neck for nearly 9 minutes. It doesn’t take that long for the detainee to give up fighting back. Why he wasn’t cuffed during that 9 minutes should also be heard. But of course riots will happen because the death of Saint George Floyd didn’t mean a murder charge.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 31 Mar 21 9.59am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

But they’re not separate; they are inextricably linked. What will happen if this policeman is acquitted? An acceptance that justice was served or mass riots?

That any subsequent rioting may well be "inextricably linked" to the verdict is no reason to link them to the trial itself.

That must be kept free of any consequences and a verdict reached solely on the evidence.

What happens afterwards is separate and needs to be handled separately.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 31 Mar 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

No-one other than the accused is on trial.

Looting and killing must always be condemned but in the right place and at the right time.

Those who want to see other things on trial, and those who think they are, are muddying the water so much that I see the potential for a miss-trial, which would be in no-one's interests.

So when is the right time to condemn killing and looting then?

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 31 Mar 21 10.11am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

That any subsequent rioting may well be "inextricably linked" to the verdict is no reason to link them to the trial itself.

That must be kept free of any consequences and a verdict reached solely on the evidence.

What happens afterwards is separate and needs to be handled separately.

Sometimes wissy you show naivety but I beleive its for a reaction and you know fully what you write.
I reckon you must be playing games and hold up Flash cards with our response just as you post.
And today you have a winner!

Edited by cryrst (31 Mar 2021 10.12am)

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 31 Mar 21 10.22am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

So when is the right time to condemn killing and looting then?

Whenever it happens.

Prior to that effort needs to be made to explain that trials are fair and verdicts based on evidence but that grievances will be listened to and, where needed, changes made.

And at the same time that anger is never an excuse for lawbreaking and won't be tolerated.

It's a two-edged sword. Restoring and building confidence that the system is fair to all has to be matched by a zero tolerance of unlawful behaviour.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 31 Mar 21 10.32am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

I have no interest whatsoever in a court case in a foreign country about the death of a callous violent criminal.

If this guy had been White, no one would care.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I have no interest whatsoever in a court case in a foreign country about the death of a callous violent criminal.

If this guy had been White, no one would care.

Yep, Whites have died during police restraints, one of which I've seen on video and not only didn't you see the massive media outcry you don't get riots. You also don't see murder convictions.

The racial dynamic is a political device used by the progressives against the right and you're correct. If the guy dying is white they don't care about it.

Edited by Stirlingsays (31 Mar 2021 11.07am)

 


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