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Entertainment upsetting or imposing, the main witnesses at the trial of the murder of George Floyd

10:10  03 april  2021
10:10  03 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Derek Chauvin or the embodiment of police abuse in the United States

 Derek Chauvin or the embodiment of police abuse in the United States © Handout Photo released on May 31, 2020 by the prison administration of police officer Derek Chauvin An "anti-social" personality with a career marred by violence: the white police officer Derek Chauvin, tried from Monday for the murder of George Floyd, had already delivered brutal arrests before this tragedy which upset the United States.

Witnesses to the arrest of George Floyd have given emotional testimony about being at the scene of Mr Floyd 's arrest. Mr Floyd 's girlfriend, the teenager who filmed the viral video from the scene and a city fire-fighter who begged police to check Mr Floyd 's pulse are among those who have testified they watched Mr Floyd under the knee of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin. Mr Chauvin's defence will have an opportunity to call its own witnesses after the prosecution rests their case later this month. The former officer denies charges of murder and manslaughter. Here's what we've heard so far.

The murder trial of Derek Chauvin, which concluded its first week of testimony on Friday, saw a wave of witnesses come before the jury, with many offering deeply personal and vivid accounts of their experiences on 25 May 2020. The testimony was raw, but it will serve a very real purpose for the prosecution, who have charged Chauvin with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter, for establishing what happened. Firstly, Chauvin’s defense lawyer Eric Nelson has argued that he and the other officers were distracted by the crowd of onlookers during their restraint of George Floyd , who

Le jeune caissier Christopher Martin témoigne le 31 mars à Minneapolis au procès du policier Derek Chauvin, © - The young Cashier Christopher Martin testifies on March 31 in Minneapolis at the trial of the police officer Derek Chauvin,

leaving their tears or all in restraint, about twenty Witnesses have already been heard at the trial of the murder of George Floyd and some have particularly marked the Americans, riveted to their screens for these historical hearings.

- Darnella Frazier, the reflex of Filmer

This black girl realized the viral video of the drama, which has led millions of people to demonstrate around the world against racism and police violence.

She was the only one this week to clearly evoke the color of the victim's skin: "When I think of George Floyd, I see my father, my brothers, my cousin, my uncle. They are all black", A-T -she says. "It could have been them."

George Floyd's sister on the verge of tears at the start of Derek Chauvin's trial

 George Floyd's sister on the verge of tears at the start of Derek Chauvin's trial "Violence is not the answer to everything. Sometimes we have to take a step back, ”said Bridgett Floyd after attending the first day of the trial of Derek Chauvin , the officer accused of killing his brother, George Floyd, during a police check on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis. 0 © Copyright 2021, The Obs She did not hesitate to challenge her assassin with her gaze: “I sat in the courtroom today and looked at the officer who took the life from my brother.

A Minneapolis homicide investigator has testified that Derek Chauvin used "totally unnecessary" deadly force when kneeling on George Floyd 's neck during an arrest last May that sparked global protests against police brutality. Key points: A central argument of the defence case is that Mr Chauvin was Lieutenant Zimmerman arrived at the scene about 30 minutes after Mr Floyd was pronounced dead. He said police had a duty of care to people they arrested. Mr Chauvin, who is white, was fired by the city's police department the day after he was captured on video on top of a handcuffed Mr Floyd as

George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African American man killed during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit bill in Minneapolis.

Courteney Ross, la petite amie de George Floyd, témoigne le 1er avril à Minneapolis au procès du policier Derek Chauvin, © - Courtteney Ross, George Floyd's girlfriend, testifies on April 1st in Minneapolis at the trial of the police officer Derek Chauvin, 17 years old only at the time of the facts, she testified outside the frame of the cameras. The weight of his words was only stronger. On May 25th at Minneapolis, she was running when she saw George Floyd "lying on the ground with a police officer kneeling on him".

He was "terrified, he pleaded for his life, he suffered", while the White Agent Derek Chauvin "was content to fix us with his cold look, without heart," she told.

Despite a "social anxiety" that makes it very shy, Darnella Frazier had shown the tone, like other witnesses to ask the police officer to release his pressure. In vain.

Then, some nights, she makes insomnia and apologize with George Floyd not to have done more, "not to have saved him". "But it was not to me to do it, it was to him," she concluded at the accused's address, which is judged for murder.

George Floyd Calvary's Witnesses share their "guilty" and "helpless"

 George Floyd Calvary's Witnesses share their © Via Reuters Charles McMillian, a Calvary witness of George Floyd collapses at the Minneapolis court, March 31, 2021. A young cashier filled with a feeling of "guilt", an old man who cries "impotence": the witnesses at the helm, Wednesday during the trial of the police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of the murder of George Floyd, delivered poignant stories of the day of the drama.

“Derek Chauvin failed as a human and stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life. This is not who we are.” Zimmerman told the trial officers are trained in the dangers of keeping a detained person in the prone position on the ground. Floyd was held for more than nine minutes with Chauvin’s knee on The police evidence came at the end of a week that began with the prosecution putting witnesses on the stand who gave emotional evidence about Floyd ’s struggle for life under Chauvin’s knee. Some of the most emotional testimony was heard on Thursday as Floyd ’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, spoke about

Lawyers representing slain Minneapolis man George Floyd have argued that his high fentanyl tolerance meant he would have survived the drugs found in his system, had ex-officer Derek Chauvin not knelt on his neck. The attorneys’ memo joins a growing body of evidence in the murder case Another witness , Charles McMillian, broke down on the witness stand, explaining he – a stranger being “nosy” – had told Floyd to get into the police car because he “couldn’t win” against the cops in any other way. The 61-year-old had seen Floyd struggling for air and foaming at the mouth, and said

Un policier immobilise George Floyd, le 25 mai 2020 à Minneapolis © Darnella Frazier An immobilized policeman George Floyd, May 25 2020 in Minneapolis - Christopher Martin, The Cashier upset

Video: Death of George Floyd: The emotion of witnesses in court (Dailymotion)

This young black man 19 years old was working on May 25 at Cup Foods grocery, when George Floyd came to buy a pack of cigarettes with a twenty dollar ticket. "I saw a blue pigment (...), I found that weird and I thought it was wrong," said the young cashier, visibly nervous.

Christopher Martin, who might see the amount withdrawn from his salary, still accepted this post to "render service". But, "after reflection", he talked about his manager who ended up calling the police.

The young man then attended the squad of the quadmen with "disbelief and guilt". "If I had not taken the ticket, all that could have been avoided," he said, the voice broken by the emotion.

- Courteney Ross, girlfriend and opiates

Death of George Floyd: the Derek Chauvin policeman used a "lethal force" disproportionate

 Death of George Floyd: the Derek Chauvin policeman used a © supplied by the Parisian the Parisian Derek Chauvin used a "lethal force" disproportionate when the arrest of George Floyd Wednesday said an expert, opening a new breach in the defense of this white policeman judged to Minneapolis for the murder last year of the African-American quadmenaire.

Two paramedics have told a Minneapolis court that George Floyd had no pulse and did not appear to be breathing when they arrived at the scene. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is accused of killing Mr Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest in May 2020. "Leave someone on their stomach for too long, their breathing will be compromised, so you'll want to get them up out of that position," he said. Defence lawyer Eric Nelson sought to play down the significance of his testimony by saying Mr Pleoger had "not reviewed the entirety of the evidence in this particular case".

As the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd Across Minneapolis on Tuesday there were signs of the murder trial and remembrances of George Floyd . The young witnesses told consistent versions of what they saw, and all said they believed at the time

This 45-year-old white woman, mother of two boys, maintained an intimate relationship with George Floyd from 2017 to his death. In tears, she told how he had seduced her with "his deep voice, graceful". In tears, she depicts a man "full of energy", "sweet", with whom life was "an adventure".

Ms. Ross also recognized that they consumed drugs together. "It's a classic story of people who become dependent on opiates because they suffer from chronic pain. I was on the neck, on the back ...".

Une Américaine suit le procès de Derek Chauvin sur son téléphone portable à Minneapolis le 30 mars 2021 © Kerem Yucel an American follows the trial of Derek Chauvin on his mobile phone in Minneapolis on March 30, 2021 Derek Chauvin's lawyer, for whom George Floyd died of overdose, then hurried from questions about The nature of the drugs, on their sources of supply and on a stay at George Floyd Hospital, early March 2020, after excessive heroin consumption. He torn off that the two people with George Floyd was just before his death had sometimes sold drugs.

- Richard Zimmerman, the police veteran

This white man, with silver hair, is the policeman with the most seniority (25 years) of any minneapolis. With this experience, it has considerably weakened one of Derek Chauvin's main lines of defense, which ensures respected training and applied an authorized gesture to control a recalcitrant suspect.

Never, Mr. Zimmerman learned to put his knee on the neck of a suspect plated on the floor and handcuffed, he said. Maintaining this posture for nearly ten minutes was "absolutely not necessary", and everything "simply wrongly", he still felt.

"I do not see why the agents felt in danger," he still said.

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Tucker Carlson launches bizarre rant about ‘civilization’ being ‘attacked’ after George Floyd verdict .
Tucker Carlson has embroiled himself in controversy once again after ranting incoherently about the George Floyd case. Speaking last night on Fox News, the TV host and political commentator made a number of statements expressing scepticism about the verdict and suggested Chauvin was convicted because jurors were “intimidated” by the threat of a “mob”. He said: “After nearly a year of burning, looting, and murder by BLM [the consequence of an acquittal] was never in doubt.No mob has the right to destroy our cities. No politician or media figure has the right to intimidate a jury. We must stop this current insanity. It’s an attack on civilization.

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