Eugene Robinson: Why Chauvin Conviction Shouldn't Feel Like A Victory, But It Does | Morning Joe 1

Eugene Robinson: Why Chauvin Conviction Shouldn’t Feel Like A Victory, But It Does | Morning Joe

 

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson joins Morning Joe to discuss his latest column on the outcome of Derek Chauvin's trial. Aired on 04/22/2021.
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Eugene Robinson: Why Chauvin Conviction Shouldn't Feel Like A Victory, But It Does | Morning Joe

62 comments

    1. @bryanatwku lmao how disrespectful was that of pelosi to say that? She got absolutely blasted on social media after saying that. What a disgusting person she is, but not surprising, just look at what she’s done to her own neighbors in SF.

    2. @SouthSide_ Chicago79 You are talking about 150 years ago, today the Republicans are represented by white supremacists like the Oath Keepers and 3%er’s, they were present at the Capitol Building.

    3. @K Cooper yeah, and radical leftists are represented by black panthers, antifa, and blm, what’s your point? I hope you don’t think 1 side of the aisle is racist and the other one isnt lmao. This is why so many people despise liberals, they don’t even have the balls to call out bad things in their own party. I’m neither a conservative or a liberal..i call myself an American..some of you low IQ sheep should try it. Stop kneeling down and swallowing all the political drama and hatred, wake tf up.

    4. @SouthSide_ Chicago79 It’s began decades since the black panthers have been mentioned, BLM and Antifa are made up of different races and ethnic groups, so let’s return to the Republican’s racist white supremacy groups, loser political party that attract loser people.

    1. Yea but not really. She was very young and has been extremely traumatized, so she probably doesn’t feel like very much of a Rock star

    2. @Eddie Brock agreed, but if it weren’t for that recording. the written police record which lied about the entire event would have prevailed.

  1. The Chauvin conviction IS a victory. Granted, there are many battles yet to come. Some will result in victories, some in defeats. But let this victory lift us up. This is perhaps a pivotal moment which can point to the way forward. Pessimism has never won a war.

    1. It’ll happen again , a lot of blacks folks dont like to comply , they didnt watch Chris Rocks video

  2. It should feel like a victory, i can definitely tell you even here in England people are very pleased justice has been served

    1. @Luke Monsensey I have a challenge for you, and this has been done by other whites who later wrote about it, one book published 50 years ago called “Black Like Me”. Get a professional make-up artist to physically transform you into a black man. Then just walk around for a couple of months doing what you normally do, and see what happens. If you have an interaction with a cop, which you most likely will, no hints to the cop are allowed about who you “really” are. There would probably be a book deal in it for you and you’d be set. If the idea of doing such a thing generates fear in you, be sure to ask yourself why.

    1. @high times, I do love cops because they provide a safe environment for myself and my children. That makes me a racist? Why do you assume minorities are pro-crime? The vast majority are not same as whites. And if you consider someone who uses facts and reasoning to establish a position a “troll”, then I will acknowledge myself as such.

    2. First step. Well said.
      It’s now up to the judge, who’s already prejudicial comments are all over the internet, already saying (before the verdict) that he would consider throwing the entire case out.

  3. Yes, justice prevailed in this case, but will it prevail going forward? That question hangs over all of us. Hoping justice will prevail and change the status quo, so there will never be any doubt that actions like Chauvin’s are punishable by life in prison.

    1. @bryanatwku or was sacrificed for change. Either way, his daughter is right, George Floyd is a hero.

  4. But he’s such a big man! Ex cop, surely he’s not afraid of being with some of the same people he had sent to prison!!

    1. Tony, EXACTLY. I wanna see this punk go in there and deny Protective Custody. Go in there with the same energy u had when u had a badge and a gun to protect u. I wanna see how that works out for this Tough Guy.

  5. There are police officers exactly like Chauvin in every police department all across the country. AG Garland needs to investigate every police department in every State.

    1. Smaller towns are more likely to get away with these types of crimes because of smaller population leaves less opportunity for it be be caught on video.

    2. @Brian Melendy, or there isn’t any racist police in Republican areas. It’s always cops hired by Democrat local governments.

    3. I cant forget the words of a Chief of police who’s response to police brutality was a lack of raises and advancement in a difficult job .. No response or follow-up from media, no charges

    1. @Randy Couch – A hero? You are demented. Changing had a long history of excessive force complaints before he finally killed someone.

  6. Put me on the far left, then. I won’t go so far as to say this was a ‘defeat’ by any means, but it _was_ at least the bare minimum that we should expect from the justice system. That such a bare minimum feels like a major victory just shows how far we still have to go.

  7. Chauvin had a stand off with the crowd, they told him to move off Mr Floyd but Chauvin looked up as to say You don’t tell me what I can do absolutely narcissistic behavior.

    1. He forgot where he was, he thought he was taking a stroll around the park with his hands in his pockets

    2. @Kathleen Koval and how chauvin taunted him ..
      Imagine tucker carlson’s reaction if it was three black cops killed an innocent white guy .

    3. He killed the man in front of the world, and walked off like it was a normal event that cops do everyday. sad thing is they do ,do it everyday.He walked off without one care for the man he just killed they probably went back to the station. and did high fives. He had To know he just killed someone .it didn’t seem to bother him one bit.

  8. A Tribute in Memory of Mr. George Floyd

    Don’t close the door please let the light shine in.
    Whispering sounds that echo off the walls.
    Straps laced too tightly no room for me to move.
    A blinding glance confuses me.

    Words can’t express the pain of false bravado.
    Piercing stares from the tormented few.
    All sides suffering
    Can’t take this life no more.
    Nothing to chance for a man to break free.

    I only need one eye to be open.
    One ear to listen to what I’m trying to say.
    Just take a moment to come inside and stand with me.
    Everyday’s a nightmare
    I need someone to come save me.

    As I lay distressed pleading please help me mama.
    I see no beacon my life’s growing dim.
    Robbed of tomorrow can’t help those who were chosen.
    It’s up to you where we go from here.

    If I could rise I’d speak up for my freedom with every breath I take that God has given me.
    Come take a chance and take a stand in harmony.
    There will be no tomorrow if we don’t unite to be free.

    The violence that follows will only fuel their hate.
    Take the path that carries your voice of change.
    Let’s lay to rest and and put an end to this shame.
    Be the hope your children need you to be.

    If I could rise I’d speak up for my freedom with every breath I take that God has given me.
    Come take a chance and take a stand in harmony.
    Everyday’s a nightmare I need someone to come stand for me.

    There will be no tomorrow if we don’t unite to be free.

    Rest in Peace Mr. George Floyd

    Watch “Tribute to Mr. George Floyd” on Humble Driver YouTube

  9. The real litmus test would be when sentence is handed down. He better get the recommended time as anybody would have. RIP George Floyd.

  10. Live video unedited as the event happened there’s no better witness to the real history of a crime.

    1. Exactly! Even with video some of those racist cops walk, but don’t give up…keep recording! For decades the police have been getting away with heinous crimes against blacks and other minorities under the guise of “I feared for my life,” well that crap doesn’t work anymore, if you are so afraid for your life then get a new job. Police have been lying about their interactions with minorities and it’s always the minorities fault, they resisted, they didn’t comply etc….now we get to see the truth.

  11. Chauvin will be in good company when he gets to prison. He’ll have some of the capital rioters to keep him entertained.

  12. One minute of justice is better than no justice at all!
    We can celebrate for one minute cuz the Blue Wall needs to come crashing down!!

  13. With ALL due respect and not being vindictive, ” let’s see Mr. Chauvin put his knee on someone’s neck for 9 minutes and 26 seconds where he’s at now? “

  14. Mr. Floyd’s murder and the conviction of a policeman for causing it is an enormous milestone in American justice that is long overdue. Everyone involved in documenting the crime, the prosecutors, and the jury all converged on the truth and THAT has shown that We the People know the difference between right and wrong. I am eternally grateful to all of them for doing their civic duties.

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