He needed a lawyer like Atticus Finch to shine light on the truth. Is that why they want to ban that book? Because it teaches that no matter what skin color you have, you have a right to a fair trial and can’t let mob rule persecute you before it? Didn’t Maxine Waters use the KKK playbook to intimidate the jury into the guilty verdict much like the mob scene in the book if Scout didn’t interject and show them they are all human trying to survive by helping one another?
Nobody deserves what happened to George Floyd. However, Derrick Chauvin had horrible representation. The prosecution allowed the case to be political and all the emotion was on their side. Here is what I would have done if Derrick Chauvin hired me. I would have humanized Derrick. Put my arm around him. Taught him to smile. I would have made sure that everyone knew George Floyd was the kind of guy that puts a gun in a pregnant women’s belly. I learned over 30 years ago that human beings are more emotional than logical. Truth. Do not let George F be painted as a Saint. He ain’t. Do not let D. Chauvin be portrayed as Gacy or Dahmer. He ain’t. This Defense lawyer should have done 1 month of ride alongs to be able to find the passion to FIGHT. Hire a real trial lawyer!
I have tried over 100 criminal cases as a prosecutor and defense attorney, as well as being an investigator at one point. My thoughts. Derrick Chauvin’s lawyer had a tough case to defend, but he was not up to it. Big cases are often won or lost on emotion. The Defense lawyer did not appear to like Derrick Chauvin or even believe there was a basis to find him not guilty. I was always told even if you don’t believe it fake it.
I disagree ,I changed my mind on points after his lawyer spoke. Officers committed manslaughter & neglect in my opinion not murder and there are many liars on that police department. It’s a bad case that should have been moved and sequestered from the start. Hope he appeals.