AG Ellison: ‘It Is Essential This Prosecution Is Viewed As Just And Fair’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

AG Ellison: ‘It Is Essential This Prosecution Is Viewed As Just And Fair’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC 1


Last night, the Governor of Minnesota said Attorney General Keith Ellison will be assisting in cases arising from the death of George Floyd. He joins Stephanie Ruhle to explain what that means and what will come next for the officers involved. Aired on 06/01/2020.
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AG Ellison: ‘It Is Essential This Prosecution Is Viewed As Just And Fair’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

67 Comments on "AG Ellison: ‘It Is Essential This Prosecution Is Viewed As Just And Fair’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. If it’s special circumstances to murder a cop, it must be special circumstances to be murdered by a cop. They killed this man under color of authority, actually using the authority we gave them as part of the murder weapon itself. Why was this compliant, walking, handcuffed man, on the ground at all? What possible reason was there for this compliant man to be at one moment walking and ready to be put in a police vehicle, to being used like a locker room bench? A thing to kneel on. We are not furniture, who do these cops think they are? They dehumanized him then set upon to harm him, for sport, they did harm and that harm caused his death, under color of authority, special circs! It feels like special circumstances because it is. First degree Special Circumstances Murder, if it’s good enough for them, its good enough for us, in the land of equality, it ought to be equal! #SpecialCircs4

  2. Rosemary Torres | June 1, 2020 at 12:11 PM | Reply

    Why haven’t the other three been arrested yet?

  3. From whose point of view? “Just and fair”? Conviction for first degree murder is just and fair. For all 4, in my book. The videos are there for all to see.

    • Kristi think that’s more revenge then seeking justice

    • Read the definitions of murder 1, 2, and 3. Does not fit murder 1, but I could see murder 2….

    • Janine Daniell | June 1, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Reply

      @Mcbeezee Why do you think it does not fit murder 1? from the moment George said “you;re killing me” it becomes murder 1

    • Jean Kennedy | June 1, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      It’s all on video that the guy KNEW he was killing George, and kept right on. He had nearly ten long minutes to think about what he was doing. That makes it PREMEDITATED, and should be the easiest conviction ever. It’s all there plain as day.

      *Justice* is appropriate punishment for knowingly and callously causing a helpless man’s death. “Revenge”?? Oh, please…..

  4. Premeditation doesn’t require time. I want to same standard of justice to apply to cops as black man.

  5. JoAnna S. Diamonds and Pearls | June 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply


    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | June 1, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      I want to see a autopsy report first and a toxicology report he could of died of other causes. You liberals would feel stupid destroying your cities if the autopsy report says differently

    • generationofswine | June 1, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      So when he is convicted and gets house arrest or probation under the supervision of his drinking buddies you’ll feel that justice has been served?

  6. I say this is 2nd degree murder

  7. “The poleece and the justice, are laughing while they bust us they gotta get down, down, down.”

  8. Nathaniel Anderson | June 1, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    I believe that this is first degree murder.


  10. vizoredchris | June 1, 2020 at 12:56 PM | Reply

    3rd degree is the best move for the state in terms of getting a conviction. The hardest thing to prove in court is intent. Best call might’ve been to start with 2nd degree charges and then offer 3rd degree for a bargain plea

    • Jean Kennedy | June 1, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr : The autopsy report is out NOW, and no he didn’t. It shows death was caused directly by asphyxiation from having his neck compressed for ten minutes while he couldn’t breathe. It doesn’t mention any “drugs” in his system.

      You conservatards should be ashamed of yourselves, trying to minimize this atrocity with lies that you think might explain or somehow justify it.

    • wowwhatnow thosepeople | June 1, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr Independent courners report: Dr Michel Bowden…Homicide due to asphyxiation

    • wowwhatnow thosepeople | June 1, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      @gobigorange WILL be charged 1st degree by the Feds…

    • Shaun Katon | June 1, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr the brain power of a earthworm

    • Shaun Katon | June 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      @Tessmage Tessera all they have to do is watch the video M1

  11. raginald7 Mars | June 1, 2020 at 12:58 PM | Reply

    Chalmers Johnson: Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
    In Blowback, I set out to explain why we are hated around the world.

  12. Mumford Hound | June 1, 2020 at 12:59 PM | Reply

    He is right on about the Minneapolis police chief and how his authority is usurped from him by the police union and/ the federation authority. Why do you think this 20 year veteran imposed/inflicted inhuman pain on a black man and take his life while he knew it was being recorded and citizens were shouting at him? His friends at the police union protected him before and he probably assumed he’d be protected from being fired now.

    • SuperScurly | June 1, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      Who is this federation authority anyway ?? What the heck is he about??

    • Jean Christianson | June 1, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

      @SuperScurly Head for that district for the Federation of Police. He alledgedly disregarded the prohibition to instruct this neck “chokehold” because it was too dangerous, and offered training to any officers in his precinct interested in learning it anyway. He’s white. Chief of Police is black. Since the officer used this prohibited chokehold for almost nine minutes on Mr. Floyd one can assume he attended the prohibited training session.

    • Constituent A | June 1, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      @SuperScurly His name is Bob Kroll. He has a history of racial discrimination in the department, and he was recently recognized by trump at his Minneapolis rally in October:

      Many initially said online after this incident that it was Chauvin who was recognized on stage, but that is incorrect. It was Kroll. Kroll is currently advocating for the four fired officers in the Floyd case to be reinstated.

  13. Carlos Galvan | June 1, 2020 at 1:02 PM | Reply

    Everybody knows that if you’re party to someone committing a felony, you’re guilty of the same crime. Some dumb kid goes cruising with the homies and someone in the car decides to shoot at someone, that poor kid is going down too. They did not give aid to a dying man. What if it was a woman and that cop was raping her? Would they have stood by like that too?

  14. Sal'tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. | June 1, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

    They overcharge everything all the time except when its a cop or a rich person. We the People get overcharged, i guess cops and rich people aren’t “We The People” too?

    • Ronnie Bailey | June 1, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      That is a fact…. Thank you.

    • Sal’tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. so maybe you should become a cop or rich.

    • THE ANGRY QUAD | June 1, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

      its the evidence and circumstance that determines the charge.

    • Sal’tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. they would have to have multiple charges. If they only charge 1st degree and can’t prove the jury has to come back with an acquittal.

    • Constituent A | June 1, 2020 at 10:27 PM | Reply

      “Overcharging” is exactly how Zimmerman got away with killing Trayvon. If the evidence cannot rise up to the charge beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s an acquittal. This is quite a tightrope Ellison will have to walk.

  15. Shame on YOU America’s justice system, SHAME ON YOU! Its on the news ALL over the World! SHAME ON YOU!!!

    • Constituent A | June 1, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      It’d probably be a lot easier if trump’s buddy Bob Kroll wasn’t advocating for the re-hiring of the Floyd Four as we type.

  16. when I looked at the vid, the hand in the pocket could be a way of putting additional pressure and I notice chauvin shifted his weight to his left leg several times. that my indicate intent of which I have no doubt

    • alex baker He could’ve also did it because he was ruthlessly enjoying it.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | June 1, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      I want to see the autopsy and toxicology report before I pass judgement

    • @Thomas Armsworthy Jr HHHHMMMMMM, 9 mins of that treatment seems to be a pretty obvious outcome but yes, wait for the report.

    • wowwhatnow thosepeople | June 1, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr No drugs in his system…independent courner,Dr Michael Bowden, asphyxiation…compression of carotid arteries & trachea…

  17. I have never voted. I always had excuses. When other people had those “I voted” stickers, i felt bad of myself that i wasn’t doing what i should do, then after vote day I’d forget about it. This year have already registered and I WILL VOTE, I HAVE TO. There are no more excuses of why i shouldn’t.
    Be a beacon of light in these dark times.
    (I’m 35, had a stroke from covid, so my comment might be kinda weird)

    • I was 45 before I voted. I promise you will feel good for it.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | June 1, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

      I voted republican
      The African Americans are protesting in democrat cities
      Baltimore rat infested slums
      Chicagago murder capital of USA
      Los Angeles homeless living in tents
      San franscico human caca S@&t on streets
      NYC high taxes every one and buisness moving out thanks to AOC with amazon..
      But if you like living this way keep voting democrat…the democrats are taking the black votes for granted..they haven’t done nothing for over 50 years so keep voting democrat if you like this lifestyle

    • wowwhatnow thosepeople | June 1, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      @Marine Richarson ThomasA’s comments removed due to hate speech

    • Marine Richarson | June 1, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      @wowwhatnow thosepeople Thanks for letting me know 🙂 Will remove mine then.

  18. Trump with his Administration for Prison 2020.

  19. Tham Nguyen | June 1, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    Just and fair? Was Floyds death fair? Nope. Prosecute all 4 cops.

  20. Diane Murray | June 1, 2020 at 3:35 PM | Reply

    Dismiss every thug officer in that racist hellhole or there will be NO PEACE EVER.

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