Derek Chauvin has been found guilty by a jury of his ‘peers’ of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter (!) almost one year after the death of patron saint and didndunuffin exemplar George Floyd within his custody. For those of you unfamiliar, George Floyd was an alleged perp and ex convicted perp of African American descent who was murdered (now officialized by a jury) by police officer Derek Chauvin after Chauvin was called to the scene to investigate Floyd for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a cashier in the American city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 2020. Floyd was behaving erratically upon the arrival of the police, which eventuated in Chauvin restraining Floyd within the prone position for over 9 minutes while awaiting an ambulance. Floyd announced that he “could not breathe” during his restraint, but Chauvin continued to hold him in the prone position anyway, where, apparently, he died.
Video of the nine minutes and 29 seconds Floyd had been held in the restraint was released to the world shortly after, and the usual suspects were pissed. Protests, as well as violent rioting and looting broke out across the United States, despite stipulations to remain at home as the world was still in the grip of the terrifying Covid epidemic at that time. Floyd dindunuffin — this was a clear cut example and consequence of ‘systemic racism and white supremacy within American policing and society at large. The story sent global shockwaves — in EZFKA, young and old alike bravely risked contracting Covid as they took to the streets in every capital city to use the incident to protest racism, and to highlight the issue of Indigenous deaths in police custody — effectively putting a local spin on their protests, even if it was obvious they were memetically responding to the protests in America. The irony is most of these protesters would describe themselves as ‘anti-imperialists’, but their reflexive civil action over American sociological minutiae would make them more seem like browbeaten subjects of a suzerainty under the control of global U.S imperium than that.
However, there was one problem with the narrative that had spread like wildfire across the world. Like almost all stories of this nature, it was all bullshit.
It did not take long for information to surface that cast doubt upon the original media story. The autopsy of Floyd found no evidence of strangulation, bruising or trauma to his body. Floyd happened to have been high as a kite at the time of his death – with deadly levels of fentanyl in his body, as well as methanthemetamine. He was in extremely poor health, with severe (75-90%) clogging of his arteries, heart disease, covid, and later, as revealed in the trial, a paraganglioma tumour.
That infamous 9 minute video played by the media over and over again told only part of the story — a full body-cam recording of the incident that lead to his restraint and death showed Floyd was aggressively resisting arrest, and that he announced he could not breathe before he had been placed on the ground, which he requested the police to do anyway. Floyd was himself an inveterate womb-to-tomb criminal and had spent many years in prison for an armed home invasion where he threatened a woman with a firearm by placing it on her abdomen. But it didn’t matter. The media had set the story, and the public, overwhelmingly, was convinced of Chauvin’s guilt and accepted the martyrdom of Floyd as a patron saint in the church of Negrolatry. Chauvin was charged with both murder and manslaughter and released on bail, with his trial set to begin in March, 2021. The proceedings would be televised.
I actually followed the whole trial. This is unusual for me as I am typically indifferent to current events, but I felt this was such a clear case that had so much reasonable doubt attached there was no conceivable way a rational jury would have convicted Chauvin, especially of the higher level charges. But that was assuming the jury was going to be rational; a fatal and naïve assumption.
Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson tried to plead the judge, Peter Cahill, an archetypally pleasant ‘Minnesota nice’ type, for a change in venue, arguing that it was unlikely Chauvin could get a fair trial in Minneapolis. It was denied, with the judge arguing that Floyd’s death had been given so much coverage it is unlikely the jury pool could be any less exposed to the media coverage of it anywhere else in the state. Of course, if it was so hard to find an unbiased jury pool as the judge admitted, the right thing to have done would be to dismiss the charges against Chauvin with prejudice, but of course this was not going to happen. About as egregiously, a 27 million dollar civil agreement with Floyd’s family was reached prior to the commencement of Chauvin’s trial, and the judge refused to sequester the jury despite the obvious biasing effects of the civil settlement, the growing BLM hordes outside of the courthouse and the 24/7 media coverage of the case. Chauvin’s head was going to be delivered on a silver platter one way or another as a sacrifice to the mob and the gods of woke orthodoxy, which Floyd had recently ascended to.
To summarise the trial, The prosecution at first trotted out a bevy of misfit and emotionally dysregulated witnesses to pull at the heartstrings of the jury. Among them included a nine year old child, a sobbing teenage girl, one of Chauvin’s hecklers, a self-professed MMA ‘expert’ who alleged Floyd died of a ‘blood choke’, and Floyd’s own brother who testified that Floyd liked banana and mayonnaise sandwiches, and enjoyed Tecmo Bowl on the Nintendo Entertainment System. There was even a paramedic Karen who behaved so badly on the stand she had to be admonished by the judge. To a rational observer, these were mostly useless and duplicitious witnesses, but apparently they made quite a good impression on the jury, with one of the alternate jurors describing the previously mentioned EMT Karen as a ‘particularly strong witness’ (paraphrase) in her recently released trial notes.
The prosecution brought in some of it’s meatier expert witnesses towards the end of its case in chief, and this is where the jurors were apparently particularly convinced of Chauvin’s guilt, had they not already made their minds up about that before the trial began (unlikely). Their star witness was a reputable Irish pulmonologist named Martin Tobin with an inherent mick gift of the gab and remarkable ability to deduce Floyd’s exact moment of death from video evidence alone. His certainty over something so medically complex must have been comforting to the probably scientifically illiterate jury, as it would have helped re-confirm the beliefs they likely held before the trial even began.
According to Tobin, Floyd had not died of a blood choke or run of the mill asphyxiation (of which there was no evidence), but ‘positional asphyxia’. The crux of Tobin’s argument was that Floyd became oxygen deprived as a result of “shallow breathing” after being placed in the prone position and restrained by Chauvin. To illustrate his point, he marshalled a broad array of highly speculative evidence, including Yr. 11 math style freebody diagrams, play-by-play commentary of video stills, , and even a (really funny) CGI model. Unequivocally, this could only be interpreted to be due to the restraint applied; no possibility that Floyd’s alleged ‘shallow breathing’ was the result of his heavy usage of fentanyl, meth and the fact that he had physically exhausted himself struggling with the police for the past 10 minutes. Not only that, all of this was apparently dumped on the defense at the last minute the day before, giving Chauvin’s already severely overworked and outgunned attorney little time to prepare.
Then came the defense’s witnesses. Nelson called forth FBI use-of-force expert Barry Brodd, who performed well on direct but crumbled on cross. The media made a big deal of this, but most of the prosecution’s witnesses similarly crumbled, including their own use-of-force expert, Lt. Stiger of the LAPD. Despite his mostly ineffective performance in the trial, Brodd, for his sin of daring to help ensure Chauvin could receive a fair hearing, had his former residence vandalised Godfather style with a decapitated pig’s head and then smeared in blood. Clearly, this was not done to influence his decision to testify, as it occured after he had testified; in fact, it was done to ensure the jury decided the way BLM et. al wanted them to. The media ignored the incident.
The defense’s star and, in the eyes of a better jury, most effective witness was Dr. Richard Fowler, a Rhodesian-South African (!) medical examiner who detailed all of the known and potential medical factors implicated in Floyd’s death. There was more than enough for reasonable doubt in his testimony; Floyd was effectively a walking medical time-bomb with severely grave cardiac health and dangerously congested arterial pathways. His encounter with the police triggered a chain reaction that led to his cardiac arrest at the scene, owing to situational adrenaline production and ensuing arterial constriction, heavy fentanyl consumption, and methamphetamine. This is a reasonable, plausible explanation for Floyd’s death, but one that Fowler notably did not even fully endorse; he simply concluded that the substantial cause of Floyd’s death was undetermined, a much more circumspect and scientifically grounded explanation than that of Dr. Tobin’s, and one that was much more reflected by Floyd’s autopsy. He also hypothesized that carbon monoxide poisoning from the running vehicle adjacent Floyd’s restrained body may have contributed to his death, a potential deliberate red-herring that for some reason greatly spooked the prosecution, to the extent that they had to recall Tobin afterwards to provide a rebuttal. Nevertheless, exposition regarding the autopsy, the admissions of many of the prosecution’s witnesses, and Dr. Fowler’s testimony seemed to have laid a solid foundation for reasonable doubt, but it was not to be.
The jury came back in less than a day after closing arguments. As soon as I had heard they had concluded deliberations so quickly I knew Chauvin was fucked, I just didn’t realise how fucked. Guilty on all counts. All three of the extremely convoluted prosecution charges proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and figured out by the wizards on the jury in a couple of hours of deliberation, if that. Truthuflly, from he composition of this jury, it’s more likely they weren’t deliberating Chauvin’s innocence at all so much as spending their time working out how guilty he was. Of the jurors and their alternates, only five were men. Of those actually participating in the deliberations, two were white men, four were white women, three were Black men, with another Black women and two women identifying as “mixed race”. Notably, one of these “white men” was not a white man at all, but a member of a particular diasporic Middle Eastern tribe. For contrast, the juristiction of the trial, Hennepin county, is about 80% white. Truly, a panel comprised of 3 martians, 3 eskimos and 6 Japanese war-veterans camped out in the jungles of Borneo unaware WW2 had ended yet might have been closer to a jury of Chauvin’s peers than the one he actually got.
Chauvin is to be sentenced in about two weeks. My prediction is the judge is going to throw the book at him and then some. Chauvin’s sentence would ordinarily be in the realm of 10-15 yrs (as this is his first offense), but the prosecution has successfully managed to including supposed aggravating ‘Bradley’ factors into the determination process, which may bump his sentence up to 30 years.
So, does this case have any lessons for the denizens of EZKFA? The fact that you’re reading this on a site is a good example of how greatly the tentacles of Americanisation extend across the globe. The coverage of this case in the EZFKA media was nothing short of loathesome, as is typically the case when the parochial, pig-ignorant cosmopolitan tryhard class down undah attempts to peer into the mists of lands that extend beyond our shores. I can say that as our country becomes increasingly ethnically divided our justice system will increasingly resemble that of America’s, where the principles of fact finding, presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt will be sidelined in favour of allaying inter-ethnic grievances and score-settling. The EZFKA’s version of extreme race-grievances however are generally gender related issues, with our George Floyd equivalents being the young white women who occasionally get raped and murdered in parks every couple of years by lone wolf psychos. Whatever the case, the future of justice (especially given how Gen Y/Z are turning out to be) is to severely punish anybody suspected of messing with or defiling members of ‘victim’ classes. My advice is to increasingly avoid said classes as much as possible, whether in your personal life, at work, or on the street, lest you end up like Derek Chauvin.