Yes, I'm referring to the Derek Chauvin trial. I've linked to articles by George Parry in the past, for his sound analysis of legal matters:
George Parry is a former federal and state prosecutor who practices law in Philadelphia and blogs at knowledgeisgood.net.
Today he has a major article on the upcoming Chauvin trial, and it's well worth your attention. If this trial goes down as planned by the Left it may mark a turning point in America--the Left certainly hopes so:
The idea of an “impartial jury” is laughable.
Here, I'll simply draw attention to Parry's points regarding the prosecution's case, without too much of the detail that Parry provides about the prejudicial actions surrounding the preparations for the trial. Parry's major point in the article, which is not my focus, is that the trial venue should be moved far away from Minneapolis because--for the reasons he explains regarding the prejudiced environment in MP--a fair trial is impossible. Thus he prefaces his article with a quote from Justice Holmes:
Mob law does not become due process of law by securing the assent of a terrorized jury.
– Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, dissent in the appeal of Leo Frank, April 19, 1915.
We'll begin at the point that Parry draws attention to the manifest weakness of the prosecution case--which draws the whole process into question. Just by the way, the fact that Chauvin was willing accept a plea deal that would have landed him ten years in prison--before all the evidence came out and was made available to the defense team--speaks volumes about the criminal justice system in America. On the other hand, the lengthy quote from an FBI 302 of the Bureau's interview of the medical examiner serves as a reminder of the thorough, unbiased work and spirit of integrity that can still characterize investigations by FBI field agents.
I'm quoting all of this at some length to provide links to Parry's other work on this case, as well as to cite Parry's lengthy quote from the FBI's 302:
But is an acquittal even possible? Didn’t the arrest video clearly and unequivocally show in real time the police defendants calmly and deliberately murdering Floyd in broad daylight while wearing body cameras recording their every move and before eyewitnesses with video cameras? Didn’t Mayor Frey himself pronounce them guilty the day after Floyd’s arrest and demand that they be fired by the police department?
What's the point in this exercise? How about this: To get Americans used to "woke justice". This is a start. The hoped for George Zimmerman show trial flopped, but this trial will take place in an environment--as described graphically by Parry--conducive to the desired outcome.