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

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


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'

47 Comments on "Derek Chauvin Trial: Prosecution Closing Arguments Tells Jurors To ‘Believe Their Eyes’"

  1. A-Z Linguistics | April 19, 2021 at 1:54 PM | Reply

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

  2. Candy Barlau | April 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM | Reply

    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

    • Julian Searcie | April 19, 2021 at 2:18 PM | Reply

      @cyanrockefeller crackhead. Rocketfellerv.thats stupid

    • cyanrockefeller | April 19, 2021 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      ​@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.

    • Peter Van Horn | April 19, 2021 at 2:25 PM | Reply

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

    • There’s videos of people doing this and are perfectly fine

    • SouthSide_ Chicago79 | April 19, 2021 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      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. Nychelle Brewer | April 19, 2021 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    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. 🙏🏼

    • When I first saw the video, my distress increased and increased with that of the witnesses.

    • Frances Brown | April 19, 2021 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      @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.

    • Sodium Lauryl S | April 19, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

      @Liesl andShane All 3 charges tho?

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

    • Frances Brown | April 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM | Reply

      @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. melanie flair | April 19, 2021 at 2:20 PM | Reply

    I was jist trying to find an open comment section,yay!

  5. NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM | April 19, 2021 at 2:38 PM | Reply

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

  6. 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.

  7. Why go for his neck. After saying he couldn’t. Breathe

  8. He said he couldn’t breath why put knee on the throat to make his breathing even worse

  9. Bobbi Bolton | April 19, 2021 at 3:02 PM | Reply

    Believe your eyes!! Facts!!! ♥️♥️♥️💯💯💯🙏🙏🙏

  10. The witnesses were all ON THE SIDEWALK. NO THREAT.

    • Michael Bray | April 19, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      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.

  11. 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

  12. The prosecution covered everything humanly possible. It’s all on the jury.

  13. leslie barwick | April 19, 2021 at 3:27 PM | Reply

    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

  14. I wonder how many “motions to suppress” evidence was granted for this trial.

  15. brilliantly said, ty both.

  16. Remy Krakauer | April 19, 2021 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    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.

  17. robert hollingsworth | April 19, 2021 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    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.

  18. thechariotcard | April 19, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

    Blackwells fib also remark was, indeed, remarkable!!!

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

  20. Truer words couldn’t have been articulated better.

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