Analyzing Pulmonologist’s Testimony On How George Floyd Was Trying To Breath | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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As the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues, NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez breaks down the testimony from medical witness, Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist who explained how to tell George Floyd was losing oxygen based on his movements. Aired on 04/08/2021.
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Analyzing Pulmonologist's Testimony On How George Floyd Was Trying To Breath | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

62 Comments on "Analyzing Pulmonologist’s Testimony On How George Floyd Was Trying To Breath | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. Kidchrist Justice | April 8, 2021 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    He said i can’t breath 27 times ..

  2. JoLayne Skoglund | April 8, 2021 at 1:42 PM | Reply

    The Dr was a great witness..

  3. Now that was what you call a Complete Explanation of the Physics of Life.
    That guy is a End Stage VA hospital clinician.
    It was Brilliant.

  4. Next week the defense presents their case of “Let’s pretend.”

    • No! I cannot bear another round of hypotheticals.

    • If you want to preview, then see CBS coverage. It has a 180 degree slant from MSNBC.

    • So far, the defense seems to be “How do you know? YOU weren’t there!”

    • Deepak D'Souza | April 8, 2021 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      @Mac Mcleod the courts won’t decide based on which news channel has what opinion on the matter

    • @Deepak D’Souza I agree but the public will. And I thought CBS was pretty appalling.
      But perhaps I just don’t like their version of reality. I have a sense of dread that Chopin is going to get off because one racist or rapidly Pro police juror who doesn’t care about the evidence managed to sneak on the jury.

  5. The Influence of Many | April 8, 2021 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    How about demonstrating on one of the juror and the defense team what it feels like to have someone on your neck and back for 9:29. 😐 Just a simple demonstration will do.

  6. I watched this doctor’s interrogation. Tears welled in my eyes, absolutely unbelievable, breathtaking. America, be ashamed of sitting a cold-blooded killer and psychopath Chauvin in an ironed suit and allowing him to sit there and take notes as if nothing had happened. This doctor explained absolutely everything and clearly. It was the best in the whole process so far.

  7. Bertha Bridges | April 8, 2021 at 1:58 PM | Reply

    His testimony was breathtaking. Mr. George Floyd deserves justice. His death was cruel. I appreciate the way Dr. Tobin spoke with authority then he backed it up with facts. Hard to watch but so necessary.

    • JoLayne Skoglund | April 8, 2021 at 4:05 PM | Reply


    • JoLayne Skoglund | April 8, 2021 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      @MilkCow the prosecution called him… He is volunteering his time…

    • @JoLayne Skoglund – does Milk Cow expect all expert witnesses to have actually been at the scene? That’s not how the whole *expert witness* thing works @Milk Cow.

    • Deepak D'Souza | April 8, 2021 at 4:40 PM | Reply

      @MilkCow I hope you maintain the same standards for Chauvin’s defence witness. By your logic a coroner can never be called for witness unless he/she was present at the scene. You will note have to let thousands of convicts go.

    • Breathtaking ? oh please

  8. Susan Cruisin | April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Reply

    What a powerful witness.

  9. Divine 85 Erin | April 8, 2021 at 2:03 PM | Reply

    Chuvan treated Mr Floyd worst than a dog

  10. Jonathan Jollimore | April 8, 2021 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    People trying to say he was ODing on opioids are not very clever. How can someone slipping in to a opioid induced coma be trying to break free at the as time he is passing out?

    • Jonathan Jollimore | April 8, 2021 at 2:22 PM | Reply

      @keylimepie1234 Stomach doesn’t go directly in to blood stream that is intestines that not how digestion works. Stomachs job is break things down so intestines can absorb it

    • keylimepie1234 | April 8, 2021 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      @Jonathan Jollimore don’t be pedantic. We all know how stomachs work.

    • Jonathan Jollimore | April 8, 2021 at 2:49 PM | Reply

      @keylimepie1234 No people don’t know LOL a lot don’t understand how digestion works

    • Deepak D'Souza | April 8, 2021 at 4:49 PM | Reply

      @keylimepie1234 there is a simple reason why the alleged overdose of drugs will not have killed him. 4 well trained policemen were needed to restrain him. You can’t have so much energy when you are dying, and all for 9 minutes. If the defence does prove it, then they will have to explain why they used excessive force; and why did they call the ambulance without mentioning it was an emergency. Either way it’s lose- lose scenario for the defence

    • Jonathan Jollimore | April 8, 2021 at 4:55 PM | Reply

      @Deepak D’Souza Yup it just makes no logical sense. They are grasping at straws

  11. This is why expert witnesses are so important. I really hope the people who took the video (especially the teenage girl) get rewarded generously.

  12. Take your hand and put your thumb where the Adam’s Apple would be and your 4 fingers on the back of your neck. Then squeeze lightly as if you’re buying produce at the market. See how little pressure is needed to cause discomfort in breathing.
    Now imagine an 180 pound adult with his knee where your hand is.
    Good luck, Defense! 😅😂🤣

  13. Kathleen Austin | April 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM | Reply

    This hearing is very educational!! No one is a expert in everything. We all can sure learn!
    This man died for 20 bucks!

    • Mickelle Morgan | April 8, 2021 at 2:26 PM | Reply

      Did they even prove the bill was a counterfeit? Because if that bill was real, he was murdered for no reason

    • @Mickelle Morgan Also important: Did he know it was counterfeit?
      I am quite sure that there are a lot of counterfeit bills that I would not recognize as counterfeit. Especially because normally you do not check all your bills if they could be counterfeit.

    • @Mickelle Morgan Real OR counterfeit bill, Mr. Floyd was murdered. The reason was Chauvin’s knee cutting off blood supply = oxygen.

  14. Now I have heard enough is time to throw Derek in jail for life.

  15. Like what more do you want.

  16. Fireplace 2020 | April 8, 2021 at 4:26 PM | Reply

    ERIC Nelson CAN’T led this WITNESS like he did the other witnesses. BECAUSE this WITNESS is to savvy for him. HE COULDN’T turn him INTO his yes , MAN.

  17. I think Chauvin is culpable but I wonder why the defence did not ask about Floyd saying he could not breathe while in the back of the car? Seems like that would have been a good defence angle to explore.

  18. Dr. Tobin– “That’s the moment the light went out of his eyes,” juxtaposed with the corresponding footage of George. Good Lord… Just breathtaking and heartbreaking, all at once.

  19. John Prendergast | April 8, 2021 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    The autopsy stated he died of drug over dose ….That’s an undeniable fact ,Jack ….

  20. CHRIS Bevins | April 8, 2021 at 8:59 PM | Reply


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