Skip to comments.Who Is Peter A. Cahill? Former Sen. Klobuchar Assistant Is Judge in George Floyd Case
Posted on 09/11/2020 1:48:59 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
The judge assigned to the cases of the four police officers charged with the killing of George Floyd once dismissed charges faced by organizers of a massive Black Lives Matter protest.
In 2015, Judge Peter A. Cahill dismissed misdemeanor charges faced by 11 organizers of the protest which took place at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, in December 2014.
Cahill's ruling was described as an "an extremely significant decision for free speech" by Jordan Kushner, who represented four of the 11 organizers. One organizer, Nekima Levy-Pounds, said after the decision: "We stand vindicated today."
After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1984, Cahill started his career as a public defender.
He was also chief deputy to Minnesota Senator and former Democratic primary candidate Amy Klobuchar, when she ran the Hennepin County attorney's office.
Cahill is known for being decisive. Last year he sentenced Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, to seven years in prison for shooting a school bus driver. He also handed down a 24-year sentence to Thomas Incantalupo, a former ice skating coach, after he was convicted of repeated sexual assaults on a student between 14 and 16 years of age.
Assistant Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette assigned Cahill the case of Floyd's killing which will face global scrutiny when the first hearing takes place on June 29.
Defense lawyers have 10 days to file to remove Cahill but would have no say in who replaced him and would be unable to remove his replacement, the Star Tribune reported.
Derek Chauvin, who pinned his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, and second-degree murder.
The case has sparked demonstrations around the world and a reexamination of monuments across the country linked to racism and colonialism.
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Judge Peter Cahill
They can run this dog and pony show all they want. All it takes is ONE juror with some common sense and all four walk free.
Don't elect judges who can't take the heat from terrorist organizations...
“They can run this dog and pony show all they want. All it takes is ONE juror with some common sense and all four walk free.”
Agreed. But that juror is gonna receive intense pressure in the jury room.
Worse yet, any juror who votes to acquit is gonna have to disappear. As much as we like to believe that the names of jurors will be kept secret, you’ll always find someone in the court system who makes a “clerical error” and releases the name of the dissenting juror(s) or who slips the name to “friends” of theirs - who in turn, pass the juror’s name to other “friends” of theirs.
Call me cynical but the pressure to find the cops guilty will be huge - within the jury room and afterwards.
I’m maybe six miles from where it happened. People around here say it was an overdose. Not many believe it was murder.
The fix is in.
I'd bet just about everything I own that these guys are goin' down...big time.
Nope, not true.
The arrest was done by the book. The four cops did what they were trained to do in that situation.
Saint Floyd died of a drug overdose. The jurors will see proof of that and all four cops will walk free, as they should.
They revealed the initial tox report. As I recall a full report takes weeks. We never heard the results of that. They don’t want to destroy the narrative.
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