Skip to comments.Prosecutors warn there is evidence that does not support criminal charge in George Floyd killing
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....
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Why wait, I don’t have a large screen TV yet...
It is highly unlikely that the officers INTENDED to kill Floyd in the act of subduing him. Intent plays crucially into any criminal charge.
Why have the officers been fired then?
Do I need to reiterate my complete disgust for Benjamin Crump?
The prosecutor and the U.S. Attorney failed to state the possible evidence. Why not?
Me either. Darn it!
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.
First, I dont 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 cant 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 dont 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.
I know. Just ask Comey about Hillary, right?
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.
I want an air fryer
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.
Of course the autopsy doesnt support a murder charge. The guy died of COVID-19. :-P
Why do politicians do anything?
Burning and looting to continue....
t is highly unlikely that the officers INTENDED to kill Floyd in the act of subduing him. Intent plays crucially into any criminal charge.
I dont think the district attorneyss 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.
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