Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Fair And Impartial Judge & Jury - No Way

So does anyone think that Derek Chauvin and the other three cops accused in the death of George Floyd can get a fair trial with an impartial jury and judge? I do not think it possible and yes even if guilty as sin, which they appear to be to me right now, they are entitled to a fair trial including impartial jurors and judge. Who among you can honestly say you do not already hold an opinion of Derek Chauvin's and the other officers actions (or lack of them) and as to their guilt or innocence in the death of Mr. Floyd. You would pretty much have to have been trapped in a coal mine, as in The World The Flesh & The Devil, for the last few weeks not to have one on this case. I'd consider paying for lie detector tests to be given to each of the jurors selected for his case to determine if they will have lied or told the truth about being able to be impartial - oh yeah I'd probably pay for one for the judge too - that might be the most interesting result. 

Of course, strange things have happened within our criminal justice system - look to the Rodney King case. I for one probably would have voted for conviction based on my knowledge of the case, and proper use of force, at the time after watching the video of the beating the cops in CA gave him. Of course, you do not know all the facts until you have them presented in court. So, while even a partial juror, one way of the other, could be swayed toward a fair and just verdict based on the presented evidence during trial, I still I find it next to impossible to believe an actual impartial judge & jury can be selected in the George Floyd case after all of America has been so badly effected by the media's coverage of the case, the politicians howling for their heads, the hate groups hating and all of of the rioting and looting that is still ongoing. 

Of course, the cops could do the entire nation a big favor by pleading guilty and while I also doubt it will come to that, I believe there is more of a chance for it to happen than for them to face an impartial judge and jury. 

All the best, 
Glenn B

1 comment:

LJW said...

I happen to be one who has not formed a position on the guilt or innocence of the police. I am willing to wait for the "Truth" and "evidense' to be presented. I believe there has been two autopsies with differing results.

I do not believe that the best thing for this country is to just let this fade away. I think this has been coming to a head for a long time and maybe now it the time to deal with it finally.

What kind of country do we want to live in? One where laws mean something or a country where anyone with the right grievance can get a pass and terrorize the law abiding citizens.

What I expect to happen is violence is going to continue to grow until the citizens themselves rise up and stop it. This may result in inner cities turn into the American version of Mogadishu with the rural areas blockading roads to keep the violence from spreading or it could be something else.

I hope the way it goes is the America people realize that what they are seeing is the end goal of progressive-ism and liberalism and finally clean up our schools, colleges, institutions to return things to a law based society. Along the way things are going to get worse.

Just wait till November! If Trump gets re-elected, and I believe he will, things are going to reach a peak and one way or another the country we live in will change. And change is good; we can't keep going like this forever.