1) Derek Chauvin is being railroaded. Any "Degree," of murder isn't applicable. The only crimes that should be considered are in the areas of Negligent Homicide or Involuntary Manslaughter. It is absolute pie in the sky to think he'd intentionally murder Floyd, especially in front of other people.
2) I don't like what he did, but democrats are sharing only one side of the story to fit their narrative. They only want to talk about the nine minutes and nine seconds when that is a fraction of the story when trying to find the truth. Floyd didn't have to die that day and it wasn't just one bad decision that led to his death. First of all, he was breaking the law and an African American shop owner called the police. So the police weren't there because Floyd hurt a white person, they were trying to get justice for whomever was hurt. So that was his first mistake, breaking the law forcing an interaction with the police. Something Floyd was used to but many many in the African American community tried to shut down any background information on Floyd. Once again using the race card.
3) When the police arrived he resisted arrest. He tried to get rid of the drugs he had on him and he swallowed them right in front of the police. He fought off three police officers so when they finally got him down, they kept him down. I don't know what the protocol is, but I would've cuffed him and hope that he didn't continue fighting. I'm sure Officer Chauvin was mad at Floyd. How in the world could you keep that in check every time you make a bust? You can't. He pinned him down (in my opinion), to show him who's in control.
4) Once again democrats and the mainstream media began creating a world which didn't exist but they sure convinced a lot of people that it did, but the truth is Floyd was not a good person. He had been a problem for the African American community (that's who he was committing his crimes against), his entire life. He was a career criminal that apparently had disdain for his own people yet they turned him into an angel. His funerals and motorcades were despicable considering the situation.
5) As usual, transparency is thrown out the window. Liberals said it was racist to want a Tox Screen. Why is that, they do it all the time regardless of race? The police had every right to find out what caused Floyd's death. Use some common sense here, why do you think they fought so hard not to have a drug test? Because they had a lotto ticket that they were hoping to cash. Turns out it was worth $27MM and it's the taxpayer's money and yet they won't explain to their citizens how they came up with that astronomical figure. I can tell you with certainty, his life wasn't worth that much based on the protocol which is generally used throughout our country in determining the value of life in a lawsuit. He was in and out of work and it was never anything that brought in much money with the exception (I'm guessing), of the drugs he sold. Maybe they gave him credit for that.
6) Speaking of the $27 million payout, that alone should provide Officer Chauvin's attorney with an easy Appeal if he's found guilty by the jury. There was no reason for the city to settle until they had all the facts that come out from a trial. One of the reasons for waiting is so that you don't, taint the jury pool. Wouldn't you assume, even before hearing the evidence, that he was guilty especially since the settlement was so large? They infringed upon his rights to a fair trial and there's no doubt about it.
7) The big question in this trial should be cause of death. Chauvin didn't murder Floyd according to many doctors. He had coronary disease, hypertension. He had drugs in his system. Not just any drugs, but two bad ones which are Fentanyl and Methamphetamines. If he were truly getting a fair trial, the jury would acknowledge that they can't pin the death on Chauvin with the above facts being in play. But, I'll be shocked if he gets a fair trial.
I actually feel a bit sorry for him. I'd hate to do something stupid at work and have it costs me everything and put me in prison for 40 years. He didn't mean to kill Floyd. Anyone who thinks otherwise is drinking the liberal Kool-Aid. I'm afraid he's going to get railroaded because the city will be worried about African Americans burning the place down, so they'll gladly throw Chauvin under the bus; thus, taking away his rights. He should get involuntary manslaughter charges and do a year in prison. That would actually be fair but the fact is, if you're a white police officer, you don't have the rights that other citizens get to enjoy. You're a lottery ticket target. This is where we are today and why we need to speak up before it's too late.