Derek Chauvin Trial: Prosecution Closing Arguments Tells Jurors To 'Believe Their Eyes' 1

Derek Chauvin Trial: Prosecution Closing Arguments Tells Jurors To ‘Believe Their Eyes’


Craig Melvin discusses the prosection's closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, and explains how prosecutor Steven Schleicher repeatedly told the jury that they can "believe your eyes." and that "this is a murder, not policing." Aired on 04/19/2021.
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Derek Chauvin Trial: Prosecution Closing Arguments Tells Jurors To 'Believe Their Eyes'


  1. Finally. I can text comments. Most youtube videos about this verdict will not let you comment. They turned off the comments. Messed up.

    1. @J Nagarya you are the problem, I’m talking about logical conversations and for some reason it’s racist. I can’t wait till society crashes from toxic ideas like yours.

  2. Well if the prosecutor would have been smart he would have put the defense attorney or the cop on the floor and had somebody sit on their throat for 9 minutes and then sit and laugh about it like they did and let the jury see what happens

    1. ​@Julian Searcie If you don’t like specific police maneuvers, I don’t completely disagree with you that this maneuver is stupid. But you take that up with the department and their policy, not one of the many cops that have used it as an alternative to a more deadly use of force.

    2. Wait a minute…there’s video of the cop “sitting on throat”?
      Wow! You better get that out there. The trial is almost over.

    3. Not guilty, sad that george died, but drugs are bad, and so is resisting. So if you’re a convicted violent felon, who’s afraid to go back into a cell, better think twice, or you’ll end up with George.

  3. True. The powerlessness felt by the bystanders watching George Floyd dying can be, at least somewhat, rectified by the jury. It’s hard to imagine how that must feel.

    1. @Mine Me Don’t you think you’ve done enough damage when you tried to overthrow the democratically elected government on Jan 6th? You can sit this one out thanks.

    2. @Frances Brown no way I’m gonna watch you PsOS burn them democrat shitholes to the ground and love every minute of it

    3. @Mine Me Yeah I’m from the UK so I don’t know what role you think I’m going to play in a riot in twin cities. The whole worlds watching in disgust that you right winger have turned you country into a 3rd world police state. It would help your case if there weren’t so many right wing aggitators convicted of vandalism and arson, or awaiting trial for murder during the BLM protests. I’m also aware the those “shithole” democratic cities keep your country financially afloat because the red areas rely on hand outs from the blue states

  4. Captain: Warning Iceberg ahead, Everyone brace yourself for impact.
    Passenger: “Here we go again”.

  5. It is not so much that Cauvin put in knee on Floyd’s neck, but that for nine and a half minutes, he never took it off. More than enough time to have second and third thoughts.

    1. @Mort Goldman Domjan you mean overdose in the street according to the coroner! But then I bet you fell for “hands up don’t shoot”.LOL

    1. I think the “threat” was that they were witnesses…with a record of the event…very threatening to a brutish thug who thought he could act with impunity.

  6. I feel like there’s no way that any of the jurors didn’t have an opinion about the case before they became a juror lol

  7. This seems to me so much more than excessive force. Excessive force was the knee to the neck in the first place, but that he continued as witness after witness exclaimed he wasn’t breathing pleading with him to check it out…

    That they could come back with anything less than manslaughter–with some kind of prison time is unconscionable

  8. For the people who are curious about whether the video evidence should be enough to convict or not, there is actually a legal term known as
    “Res ipsa loquitur”, which basically means the evidence speaks for itself, and that the judge and jury can use common sense in regards to the validity of the evidence.

    P.S. – i am not a lawyer, i have no idea if this would be viable in this case. But it seems like it could.

  9. Let’s hope the jury will follow the evidence. If they do then maybe we can start to to see the beginning of change in the culture of policing in America.

  10. I think there will be a guilty verdict, however, it won’t be what the family or many people want. Unfortunately.

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