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Prosecutors warn there is evidence that does not support criminal charge in George Floyd killing
Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Rachael Sharp

Posted on 05/28/2020 4:48:19 PM PDT by bort

Authorities dashed hopes that an arrest had been made over the [death of George Floyd]….. Prosecutors have warned there is "evidence that does not support criminal charges....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: braking; charge; clauvin; floyd; george; georgefloyd; georgefloydcop; intent; lookwhohatescops; minneapolis; minnesota; misleadingheadline
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OK, I told you so yesterday. Yes, remember when several commenters were calling me and others "racist" for warning everybody to not jump to conclusions? That the AUTOPSY had not been released? That the CAUSE OF DEATH was unknown? That we are still missing video from the middle, i.e., what happened between the initial arrest and the officers having Floyd on the ground. I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard the DA from Hennepin County state that there is "other evidence that does not support a criminal charge." OMG. This is exactly why you don't go out screaming MURDER. And exactly why you always wait in cases, especially any case tied to Benjamin Crump.
1 posted on 05/28/2020 4:48:19 PM PDT by bort
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To: bort

Why wait, I don’t have a large screen TV yet...


2 posted on 05/28/2020 4:50:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Oh boy


3 posted on 05/28/2020 4:50:57 PM PDT by Lee25
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It is highly unlikely that the officers INTENDED to kill Floyd in the act of subduing him. Intent plays crucially into any criminal charge.


4 posted on 05/28/2020 4:52:17 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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To: bort

Why have the officers been fired then?


5 posted on 05/28/2020 4:53:00 PM PDT by katieanna
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Do I need to reiterate my complete disgust for Benjamin Crump?


6 posted on 05/28/2020 4:53:18 PM PDT by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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The prosecutor and the U.S. Attorney failed to state the possible evidence. Why not?


7 posted on 05/28/2020 4:56:55 PM PDT by WASCWatch
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To: tet68

Me either. Darn it!


8 posted on 05/28/2020 4:57:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda�Divide and conquer seems to be working.?)
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To: bort

Manslaughter


9 posted on 05/28/2020 4:57:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: bort

I remember one movie critic saying that he could make any movie look great if you let him edit it to 30 seconds.

The opposite is probably true of video.


10 posted on 05/28/2020 4:58:55 PM PDT by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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First, I don’t think anybody is defending a police officer putting their knee into the neck of a suspect. That officer should not be on any police force. I think the four officers were fired in an ill-fated attempt to stop a riot. I can’t believe that the district attorney would have made that comment just off the cuff. I think that is a very deliberate way of laying the groundwork to lower expectations for an indictment. Having prosecuted and defended dozens of murder cases, I know from experience that prosecutors don’t make those kinds of statements lightly. I keep cautioning everybody to keep an open mind. My suspicion is that the autopsy was not favorable to a prosecution. But we will find out soon enough.


11 posted on 05/28/2020 4:59:05 PM PDT by bort
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To: fwdude

I know. Just ask Comey about Hillary, right?


12 posted on 05/28/2020 4:59:40 PM PDT by pdunkin
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I do not know the laws in MN. But-you do not necessarily need INTENT to be charged. That is false. There are a whole host of charges that can be filed without intent-such as manslaughter. In Texas, for the manslaughter charge, there is no requirement for intent if you can prove recklessness (DUI, for example). Intoxication manslaughter has zero intent required, but you sure as heck can be charged.


13 posted on 05/28/2020 5:00:19 PM PDT by NELSON111 (Congress: The Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog show. Theater for sheep. My politics determines my "hero")
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Yeah, and OJ was innocent. /sarc
14 posted on 05/28/2020 5:00:43 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: tet68

I want an air fryer


15 posted on 05/28/2020 5:00:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (ONLY A MORON THINKS 6 FEET IS A MAGIC NUMBER!)
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Criminal intent does not apply whatsoever in a reckless, or negligeny second degree homicide case. They are general intent crimes. You can take that to the bank.


16 posted on 05/28/2020 5:02:10 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: bort

Of course the autopsy doesn’t support a murder charge. The guy died of COVID-19. :-P


17 posted on 05/28/2020 5:02:54 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("And somewhere in the darkness ... the gambler, he broke even.")
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To: katieanna

Why do politicians do anything?


18 posted on 05/28/2020 5:03:35 PM PDT by TheDon (MAGA!)
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To: bort

Burning and looting to continue....


19 posted on 05/28/2020 5:03:47 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: fwdude

t is highly unlikely that the officers INTENDED to kill Floyd in the act of subduing him. Intent plays crucially into any criminal charge.
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I don’t think the district attorneys’s comment was about the intent of the officers. I could be wrong, but my antennas went off when I saw that the autopsy was inconclusive and the medical examiner had ordered further testing. Obviously, to prove someone guilty of murder or manslaughter, you must prove that that individual caused the death of the victim. My gut says that the initial autopsy did not show that the officers caused his death. The statement made by the prosecutor was not made lightly. He clearly was trying to lower expectations for an indictment. Or perhaps the other evidence pertains to the 3 officers who did not knee the victim. We shall see.


20 posted on 05/28/2020 5:04:14 PM PDT by bort
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