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6/25/21: Derek Chauvin sentencing. Prosecutor @Chauvin trial: Believe Your Eyes (closing statements clip) 4/20/21: POTUS Biden Calls George Floyd’s Family, says evidence for a guilty verdict was ‘overwhelming.’ “May it please the court.

4/20/21: POTUS Biden Calls George Floyd’s Family, says evidence for a guilty verdict was ‘overwhelming.’

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, good morning. The video evidence, I think, will be very helpful and meaningful to you because you can see it for yourself without lawyer talk, lawyer spin, lawyer anything. You can see it for yourself.” Mid 2020-? Police Murder of Yet Another US Citizen of Color Triggers Mostly Peaceful Protests Jacked Up by Angry Cops w/Weapons.

Derek Chauvin trial: What to expect in the trial of former officer charged with murdering George Floyd. The quest to seat the jury in the high-profile murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has reached its end.

Derek Chauvin trial: What to expect in the trial of former officer charged with murdering George Floyd

In the last two weeks of the televised jury selection process, viewers got a sense of how the judge, defense attorney, prosecutors, and jury would perform when the trial starts Monday. Selecting 15 unbiased jurors was a challenge in itself — the killing of George Floyd is world-renowned. The 46-year-old Black man died in Minneapolis last May after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground for nearly nine minutes by Chauvin. Video of the incident — with Floyd pleading, “I can’t breathe” and bystanders calling on Chauvin to give him some air — spread around the globe and sparked thousands of protests calling for police accountability and racial justice. 4/9/21: What the Chauvin trial feels like for the George Floyd Square neighborhood. International media attention has flocked to Minneapolis for the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

4/9/21: What the Chauvin trial feels like for the George Floyd Square neighborhood

Yet away from the press scrum outside the courthouse, residents and activists at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue continue to demand justice from the city. Since May of last year, the intersection has remained closed to traffic and holds a memorial built around the spot where George Floyd took his last breaths beneath Chauvin’s knee. A makeshift garden lined with cinder blocks encircles a 10’x10’ platform, on which sits a large raised fist sculpture, designed by a local artist and constructed entirely from weathered steel.

Who's Who in Hennepin County Courtroom. The Trial Of Derek Chauvin. Jury selection begins next week for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck and killed him last summer.

The Trial Of Derek Chauvin

We spoke to Jamiles Lartey, staff writer at The Marshall Project, about Chauvin’s history of using excessive force and how that could play into the trial.And in headlines: the House passes a bill to fight voter suppression and protect democracy, President Biden agrees to narrow the income limits of people eligible to get a COVID relief check, and Amazon changes its new logo to make it look less like Hitler.

Transcript Akilah Hughes: It’s Thursday, March 4th. I’m Akilah Hughes. Gideon Resnick: And I’m Gideon Resnick, and this is What A Day, where we have used WandaVision as the inspiration for our show’s new nickname: AkelaGideon. 3/8/21: 1st Day of Chauvin Trial, Rally & Courtroom Motions. 3/8/21: George Floyd's Sister, Bridgett, Speaks After Day 1 of Chauvin Trial. Race & Perception: First 2 Weeks of Derek Chauvin Pre-Trial. Minneapolis, MN – Jury selection in the murder/manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin finished its second week with eleven jurors finalized at the end of Friday, March 19, 2021.

Race & Perception: First 2 Weeks of Derek Chauvin Pre-Trial

Judge Peter Cahill officially ruled on Friday there would be no change of venue and no continuation, or postponement, of the trial. The first week of this high profile case was affected by “pre-trial publicity,” according to Judge Cahill, and therefore two jurors who made it onto the jury were excused Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021. Judge Cahill spoke to the nine selected jurors separately via Zoom video conferencing with the prompt: “Late last week there was extensive media coverage about developments in a civil lawsuit between the city of Minneapolis and the family of George Floyd.

Were you exposed to any of this coverage directly or indirectly?” Juror 20 told Cahill that the high dollar amount in the lawsuit settlement was shocking. Quick Thoughts on Jury Selection From Michelle Gross. 4/29/21_complete opening statements and 1st witness. Derek Chauvin Trial -Opening Statements. The People v. Derek Chauvin: Opening Arguments, Protest. Day 1: Gas Station Employee Across Street Filmed Floyd Arrest During Smoke Break. 3/29/21: Witness questioned on Day 2 of Chauvin trial. Derek Chauvin trial: The power of the witness testimonies. The first week of the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, has been an emotional one.

Derek Chauvin trial: The power of the witness testimonies

Witnesses who watched Chauvin pin the 46-year-old Black man by the neck with his knee described the trauma they had to live with afterward. They said they were upset and desperate to save Floyd’s life; several testified to calling the police on the police. Four of the witnesses on Tuesday were under 18 at the time of Floyd’s death — the youngest is now 9 — and testified with the cameras off, their voices wavering and sobbing as they narrated the nine minutes and 29 seconds they saw Floyd “fighting to breathe.”

What We Learned From Day 1 Of The Chauvin Trial — NPR. Donald Williams finishes testifying on day 2 of Chauvin testimonies. Testimony Day 2 Chauvin Trial - Overview. 3/30/21: 9 yr old testifies (via audio) in Chauvin trial. Former 911 Dispatcher Speaking About Chauvin Trial 3/30/21. Chauvin Trial -Testimony Day 2. 3/31/21: Chauvin Trial -Witness Testimony Pt 1. 3/31/21: Chauvin Trial -Witness Testimony Pt 2. 3/31/21: Chauvin Trial -Witness Testimony Pt 3 + Chauvin Trial Testimony Day 3. Overview: Day 4 Chauvin Trial.

4/1/21: Testimony of 2nd paramedic after initial assessment oof George Floyd. 3/29/21: 911 dispatcher describes watching video of George Floyd murder. Frank Aba-Onu, Pres of MN Assoc of Black Lawyers Speaks on Chauvin Trial 3/31/21. Day 5 Testimony chauvin trial. 4/5/21:ER doctor who treated George Floyd testifies on cause of death. 4/5/21 _Former Chief of Police testifies officers use of force was not protocol. Day 6 Testimony_Katie Blackwell_Derek Shauvin Trial. Chauvin Trial -Day 6 Testimony. 4/2/21: Police Lieutenant Testifies Officer's Use of Force "uncalled for" (Chauvin trial) A high-ranking Minneapolis police lieutenant described officers' use of force against George Floyd as "uncalled for" as he testified Friday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in Floyd's death.

4/2/21: Police Lieutenant Testifies Officer's Use of Force "uncalled for" (Chauvin trial)

Chauvin, who was seen in disturbing videos kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty. Chauvin Trial Day 7 Testimony. Chauvin trial Day 8 Testimony. Day 9 testimony: Chauvin Trial. Day 9- Sleep Apnea_MD Tobin. 4/12/21: Cardiologist Dr Jonathan Rich testifies at Chauvin trial. 4/12/21: Chief Med Examiner Baker testifies at Chauvin trial.

Philonise Floyd, Georges brother, testifies as to his brothers character. Day 11 Derek Chauvin Trial. 4/12/21: Judge denies motion to sequester jury after Daunte Wright shooting. The judge presiding over Derek Chauvin's murder trial denied a motion by the defense to sequester and question the jury in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright near Minneapolis Sunday night.

4/12/21: Judge denies motion to sequester jury after Daunte Wright shooting

Why it matters: The defense argued that the police shooting of a Black man just miles away from where George Floyd died could influence the jury and result in prejudicial bias. The prosecution countered that Wright's case was sufficiently different and that "world events happen, things continue to happen in the state despite the fact that we're all here in trial. "The prosecution also argued that it would be exceedingly difficult for the jurors to avoid all exposure to media, and noted that jurors had already been questioned about their ability to remain impartial during jury selection. "This is a totally different case," Judge Peter Cahill said after denying the defense's motion.

David Fowler

Have Americans’ Views On Race Relations And Police Brutality Changed Since Ferguson? Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat.

Have Americans’ Views On Race Relations And Police Brutality Changed Since Ferguson?

The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Over the past week, there were a number of demonstrations across the U.S., protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis. “That Could Have Been Me”: The People Derek Chauvin Choked Before George Floyd. Nearly three years before the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd as he cried that he couldn’t breathe last May, Zoya Code found herself in a similar position: handcuffed facedown on the ground, with Chauvin’s knee on her.

“That Could Have Been Me”: The People Derek Chauvin Choked Before George Floyd

The officer had answered a call of a domestic dispute at her home, and Code said he forced her down when she tried to pull away. “He just stayed on my neck,” ignoring her desperate pleas to get off, Code said. Frustrated and upset, she challenged him to press harder.