My Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Trail
By: Charles A. Jackson Bey
The question was posed do I think George Floyd received Justice? And the answer is NO!!! And the reason I say this is due to the fact he is no longer alive! From his life coming to an end sooner than it should have. By a man who took an oath to Protect & Serve the community and the citizens that resides within that community.
The American people had to bear witness to a Ruthless Murder that was disputed by Chauvin’s defense Attorney as “Mr. Floyd having a bad heart”, “Mr. Floyd had drugs in his system that contributed to his death”! As the defense used every ploy they could to Discredit, Defame, and to Assassinate George Floyd’s character as if he was the criminal on trial. George Floyd was a man that had been a father, brother, and a son who called for his mother with the remaining breath in his body.
Justice would have been served if Mr. Floyd was alive & could have been treated with enough respect to be placed in custody & restrained in a proper police fashion without officer Chauvin leaving a knee on his neck for nearly ten minutes as he shows his disregard for human life.
Justice would have been served if the defense attorney would have never tried to defend such a man! But we all know that everyone has the right to a fair trial no matter how harsh a crime may be.
I don’t consider it Justice Served solely on the fact that the Jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges! Because how many others were slain at the hands of a Police Officer within the last 20 years? And they never were even charged or even had all charges dismissed!
Which all Law Enforcement, Judges, Attorneys, & Prosecutors should and must be held to a higher standard when they violate the very oath they took. By receiving the highest charges or the maximum of a prison sentence due to the fact they are Government Officials that Govern Society and not let off so damn easy just because of their job description, title, or position.
That’s when Justice will be served! Until then we will keep witnessing senseless killings by Law Enforcement, Judges abuse of Discretion, Prosecutorial Misconduct, etc. Along with many other things that need to be addressed with America’s Justice System.
Because every time we see or hear in the media it’s Just Us not receiving Justice!!!
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