1) As with almost all cases, you never know for sure which way a jury will go but I can say that in this case and the thousands of hate mail that anyone involved in the defense's case received, that not for legal reasons but for political correctness, Chauvin might be indicted. Even Maxine Waters weighed in and let the jury know that if they don't come up with a murder charge, things are going to get even uglier. She was egging on the African American community to be even more aggressive if the verdict doesn't go their way. I think what she said could lead to a mistrial, the judge certainly mentioned it as a possibility. It would take a few weeks to get all the media tapes, find out where Waters was shown giving her threats, and how each network responded, but there’s no doubt she incited violence. She attempted to influence a jury and she has the power to do it.
2) Just my opinion, but I'd be very concerned at this point, to allow any African Americans on a jury if I were white. Justice doesn't matter anymore; democrats and the media have gotten blacks to seek revenge. Every time in these court cases, some witnesses lie and get caught but nothing happens to them. The police are afraid to muddy the waters which is great for them, but not so much the victim(s). If someone isn't concerned about lying under oath, then our system no longer works.
3) Chauvin's attorney was phenomenal. In his closing argument he took lies that were said on the stand and completely negated them with evidence. For example, an African American police chief stated that putting Floyd on the ground like that wasn't policy, yet the attorney took pages out of the police chief’s own police manual and proved him wrong; including how to do a sweep kick to get a suspect on the ground. I can’t tell you why he lied just that he did. I think he was very willing to throw Chauvin under the bus for his own wellbeing in his community. What he did was even worse in that Chauvin’s personal and professional life will be a wreck regardless of the outcome. Basically, the training states that in a situation like they were in with having a suspect fight them and not letting them get him in the car, that the safest thing for the officer and the suspect is to keep the suspect prone and on the ground. Chauvin immediately called for an ambulance so the police figured they were only about five minutes out. Chauvin just wanted to keep Floyd from hurting himself or anyone else, so he kept him face down. He didn't have a clue what Floyd would do if he let him stand up. He already saw what he was willing to do to law enforcement. The ambulance took twice as long to get there than usual so Chauvin of course didn't have a clue how long he'd need to keep Floyd pinned down. How could he have wanted to murder him when he had EMS called? It's beyond ridiculous. If they wanted to try something like Involuntary Manslaughter then maybe they'd have a case, but saying that Officer Chauvin is a cold-blooded, murderer, doesn't fit his lifetime of service and achievements.
4) Lastly, I’m very worried that Chauvin isn’t being given a fair trial because not only is he a police officer in a very anti-police city, but mostly because he's white. Political correctness during the trial ran wild. Since the jury wasn’t sequestered, they got to hear from countless people that they better provide the right verdict. Not the legal verdict based on truth, this no longer matters. It has become a powerplay for many in the black community. They want to control the police and white people in general. The problem with this is that it’s racists. Reverse discrimination isn’t legal.
So far whites haven’t really spoken up but they can only be pushed so far. What does this mean for race relations in our country? Nothing good. Race relations are worse than ever before and why? Good luck getting an African American to explain the rationale for this widening divide.