David Henderson: It Would Have Been Unwise For The Defense To Have Derek Chauvin Testify

David Henderson: It Would Have Been Unwise For The Defense To Have Derek Chauvin Testify 1


Civil rights attorney David Henderson joins Hallie Jackson to discuss Derek Chauvin's decision not to testify, saying it would have been unwise for the defense and that the prosecution would "eat him alive in cross-examination." Aired on 4/15/2021.
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David Henderson: It Would Have Been Unwise For The Defense To Have Derek Chauvin Testify

34 Comments on "David Henderson: It Would Have Been Unwise For The Defense To Have Derek Chauvin Testify"

  1. he has no defence.

  2. Deborah Forrest | April 15, 2021 at 11:34 AM | Reply

    Doesn’t matter, we all watched what he did day after day.

    • syngon smythe | April 15, 2021 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      Just as we did the Rodney King video, still the cops got acquited. Same thing is going to happen here.

    • Tessmage Tessera | April 15, 2021 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      @syngon smythe You don’t know that. Rodney King was 30 years ago.

    • syngon smythe | April 15, 2021 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Tessmage Tessera Things only got worse since then!

    • Tessmage Tessera | April 15, 2021 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @syngon smythe I don’t think things have gotten worse since then. I think we’re just seeing it more, thanks to new technology. Nobody was walking around with smartphone cameras 30 years ago. Cops didn’t wear body cams, either.

  3. It’s also unwise for him to not testify since it would decrease the chance of reasonable doubt and expose his guilt even more. There’s nothing wise about the defense

  4. The Influence of Many | April 15, 2021 at 11:37 AM | Reply

    It would be cowardly to not have him testify! 🤨 If you did everything right that day, why not testify? Please…. 🙄 D@mn you Constitution! Crazy how you can take a man’s life and not have to explain why, how. Smh!

  5. Democrats support TRANS-KIDS *FACT let that sink in 😳

  6. It’s glaring how certain people think, when one of George Floyd’s acquaintances pleaded the 5th they did nothing but throw out slander and make wild accusations. But now that Chauvin is pleading the 5th, it’s a-okay, that’s just how court works right? Of course, and it goes both ways. Fundamentally people have an issue with fairness, what’s good for the geese isn’t good for the gander, and that’s why we’re still having these senseless deaths, senseless hate speech, senseless violence, pure unadulterated hypocrisy.

  7. BooRock OMamba | April 15, 2021 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    He should have taken the stand and defended his innocence.
    Oh, that’s right…

  8. Kevin Purscell | April 15, 2021 at 11:43 AM | Reply

    It is hard to defend the indefensible.

  9. He’s right, The prosecution would have a field day with him…….. His defence team basically know he has no defence……..

  10. It’s very rare that defendants Testify in any case .

  11. We really don’t care anymore… Please stop reporting on this clown show…

  12. What sort of defense would Chauvin have offered anyway?
    That the SOAB had it coming to him?

  13. Kathleen Austin | April 15, 2021 at 11:52 AM | Reply

    OMG!! Tobin almost caused a mistrial!!
    Watching the trial!!

  14. Coward! He would have save a lot of people time, resources and money if from start he had told the truth.

  15. Robin Mattheussen | April 15, 2021 at 12:07 PM | Reply

    I think any defense lawyer probably would have advised him to do the same, so it’s not that surprising. Still, it would have been quite interesting to hear his interpretation of his own actions that day, especially on cross-examination. But again, if I were his lawyer, I would have obviously advised the same.

  16. Derek Chauvin would not need the prosecution to discredit Chauvin; Chauvin would do it to himself with his own arrogance.

  17. Who gaf what Derek has to say.

  18. Not letting Chauvin testify is the only smart move the Defense has made all trial. Second only to saving Kim Potter as a witness for last, so that she could be arrested before going on the stand to defend Chauvin. 😅😂

  19. Daniel Rincon | April 15, 2021 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    All bs corruption sistem like olways

  20. yes so right here at 1 second into the video can u tell us why ur knee is on his neck?
    yes as u can clearly see he was resisting.
    and at 8 min can u tell us why ur knee is on his neck? yes i wasnt sure he was dead but he was still resisting.

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