Derek Chauvin Trial of George Floyd’s Death- Day 5
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We’re living in the 21st century when civilized human society would no longer tolerate public execution of a human being, regardless what the race, gender, background. The human society has responded to the brutal execution of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, caught on film. Below, are videos of witness, testimony and commentary on Day 5, April 2, 2021, of the trial of Derek Chauvin, a 19 year veteran of Minneapolis Police Department, for the death of George Floyd. This is a live and unedited feed. The trial is expected to take several breaks throughout the day, in the video published on April 2, 2021, “WATCH LIVE: Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd – Day 5, Direct Feed“, below:
Police officers, including the longest serving officer in the Minneapolis Police Department, Richard Zimmerman, have testified against Derek Chauvin on day five of his trial over the death of George Floyd, in the video published on April 2, 2021, “Chauvin trial: Officer gives rare testimony against fellow officer – BBC News“, below:
The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer filmed with his knee on George Floyd’s neck in May, continues on April 12 2021. The world has spoken: It is not acceptable to terminate another human life in such a manner, regardless race, gender, background. Derek Chauvin, a 19 year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, is facing charges of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, and could face up to 40 years in state prison.
It is the culmination of technological advancement and the American belief in “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” that there would be such tremendous response, support, and protests throughout the nation and the planet in speaking up for the life and justice for George Floyd. It is in these responses that I find hope and future for humankind to find peaceful co-existence among all. It is when we are capable of empathy for all, and the courage to stand up for all, that we shall find peace and justice for all.
George Floyd had not died in vain.
Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell started opening statements saying that “Mr. Chauvin betrayed his badge” while defense attorney Eric Nelson said that “Chauvin did exactly what he had been trained to do.”It marked the first time that a judge in Minnesota authorized cameras to show a full criminal trial.
It is chilling that Prosecutor Blackwell’s and defense attorney Nelson’s statements above are not contradictory. It is time for all police forces to re-examine the police training process.
More details of the case may be obtained from posts at Windermere Sun and excerpts from wikipedia, below:
- Derek Chauvin Trial of George Floyd’s Death – Day 1
- Derek Chauvin Trial of George Floyd’s Death – Day 2
- Derek Chauvin Trial of George Floyd’s Death – Day 3
- Derek Chauvin Trial of George Floyd’s Death – Day 4
- State v. Chauvin
- Derek Chauvin
- George Floyd
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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