The evidence against former policeman Derek Chauvin is crystal clear: he is guilty for the death of George Floyd, suggests Amanda Marcotte of Salon. The prosecution has made watertight arguments to support this argument, demonstrating how Chauvin violated restraint guidelines. His knee on Floyd's neck clearly deprived the man of oxygen, as medical examiners testified. The defense is trying to muddy the waters, denying the truth and even blaming the victim for his own death. This trial has brought vicious apologism for violence to the fore. For justice to be served, Chauvin must be deemed guilty.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin is the victim of identity politics, asserts Jack Cashill of the American Spectator. He did his job and should have never been arrested. Like George Zimmerman before him, Chauvin has become the bogeyman for Black Lives Matter protestors. Across the country, anti-police ideologues don't care about a balanced and fair trial; they want to see the cop in jail. Zimmerman, who was deemed innocent, suffered similar persecution in the media, much of which wasn't factual. The jury in Chauvin's trial shouldn't be intimidated by outside forces and recognize his innocence.