NBC Reporter Describes Chauvin Trial Testimony: ‘The Common Word That You Hear Is Hopeless’ 1

NBC Reporter Describes Chauvin Trial Testimony: ‘The Common Word That You Hear Is Hopeless’

 

NBC News Correspondent Shaquille Brewster, civil rights attorney David Henderson, and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance react to the emotional testimony from witnesses today in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Aired on 03/31/2021.
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NBC’s Shaquille Brewster On Chauvin Trial Testimony: ‘The Common Word That You Hear Is Hopeless’

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  1. We basically watched a snuff film of watching Mr. Floyd’s death I feel so sorry for the witnesses. Especially the children. Everyone is TRAMATIZED

    1. @Sarah F Don’t waste your time on a one month Trump Troll who has as much brains as God gave a Donut.

    2. Gee I am not traumatized and what kids are you talking about? No really lets wait till say a doctor has told us how Pink died, when I hear that I can make a logical choice. You should wait also unless you want to rely on an MMA fighter to tell you all about choke holds. I was expecting maybe Hulk Hogan to be called next.

    3. @VietNam Vet I guess you didn’t see the 9yr old girl on the stand testifying as a witness yesterday. As for MMA Fighters they use Choke Hold and other holds on opponents all the time. Reality is people who were there were tramatized with what they were witnessing and yes there were kids there who saw this happening. You haven’t got a clue what you are talking about

    4. @Rob Maynard Sadly I do I wouldn’t base a guilty or innocent verdict on the advice of an MMA fighter or a 9 year old who saw any or all of this. How about a doctor or two testimony now that would convince me if the cop was guilty of Pink’s death because of other issues. The rest of this all is show. But that is just silly old me.

  2. Whoever decided to allow a camera into the court room deserves an honorable mention. Hopefully, this will raise the consciousness of our nation

    1. I would guess not so good, but he like Pink are small potatoes in the grand scheme of thing and will soon be forgotten by most.

  3. He never took his knee off his neck even when George was dead, what kind of human are you Chauvin?

    1. Chauvin appears to have some of the major trait clusters of psychopathy (callousness; lack of remorse; lack of empathy; extreme behaviour; inability to adjust his behaviour in the light of compelling evidence for the need to do so; taking a risk even though he knows it could backfire on him (he was being videoed); lack of responsibility; mendacity; narcissism etc)

    2. He’s cautious and experienced with these kinds of people. You should never relax around a drugged-up career criminal like Floyd.

    3. The kind that wrote all are created equal yet sold others into slavery. That denied women and black citizens the right to vote even in 2021.

    4. If his actions on the day don’t already show you, you know what sort of person he is by his not-guilty plea, total lack of remorse and his expectation of being exonerated.

  4. they didn’t even find Scott Peterson’s wife’s body, he’s doing life. they got video of this brutal murder. He kept his knee on Georges neck even after Medics looked in his eyes with a flashlight to see he was dead, then throws his body like a sack of potatoes

    1. @Peter Jones Being high, possibly passing a phony $20 bill, and a nebulous claim of “resisting arrest” does NOT make murder justifiable. Even a 9 year old child knows that Chauvin was in the wrong. Also, Chauvin stopped being a cop the instant he refused to remove his knee from Floyd’s neck. He’s now an accused murderer. Just because someone has a tin badge on your chest doesn’t make them God.

    2. @Peter Jones George already sat in the back of the police car, there was no reason to drag him out of that car again and on to the ground, so you’re wrong, check the facts before you write more nonsense. He will walk probably, not coz he is not responsible for Floyd’s death, but the D.A. already made a few mistakes and the defense will use that to sow doubt, coz it is the trial and it all has to be in the right order and everything needs to be proven, like the cause of death, the officer’s intent, they need to proof he had the intent, what’s the causation and so on and it seems the D.A. already made a few slip ups, which the defense can use to either proof or disproof something, if I understood correctly from an expert in court cases like these….
      This case deserves all our attention, imagine being a black male in some parts of the US, the anxiety they must feel, whenever a cop drives/walks by, some don’t even feel they can go everywhere, like white ppl can, esp in the upper class neighborhoods.

    3. @Commander JOJ Relying on the opinion of a 9 year old kid for a legal decision is indefensibly moronic. That 9 year old also thinks animals shouldn’t be eaten, even though they probably love hamburgers. The reality of life is way too complicated for a 9 year old brain to even begin to make sense of

    4. @Peter Jones First of all, the 9 year old was at the scene, we weren’t. Also, it seems quite obvious that you don’t have children. Many are far more perceptive and intuitive then you’re giving them credit for. At that age, most children have a keen sense of right and wrong, better then some adults do. The point I was making was that Chauvin stepped far beyond the bounds of his job and showed a flagrant disregard for Mr. Floyd’s life and well being. And it apparent to most anyone who can what is right and what is wrong, even a child.

  5. What the prosecution needs to do is try to find some if not all of those other 18 victims of Derek Chauvin and try to get them to testify, it’ll make there case much stronger

    1. @Rugged Techie Because Derek Chauvin did the same thing to a 14 year old back in 2017 and choked him with his knee, and there have been other police misconduct complaints against him through out his career, and George Floyd was his 19th victim

    1. Ge should, but he probably won’t be convicted for murder, coz you have to show intent and it seems the DA already slipped up in court, which will work to Chauvin’s advantage. I suspect we will have a hung jury. It only takes 1 jurymember to lose the case, or they’ll go for a lesser charge if that’s legally possible.

  6. It’s sad and funny how the defense attorney describes George Floyd’s death a drug overdose. But, only after Officer Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s neck for 10 minutes. Up until then George Floyd was fine.

    1. Exactly. Kneeling with his hands in his pockets, smirk on his face. He was enjoying it. The fact is, if George didn’t encounter him that day he wouldn’t be dead.

  7. Had a very good friend who was given a fake bill at her bank. She was horrified when the pen swipe showed it. Took it back to her bank…they said it does happen and took the fake and replaced it. Just saying it could happen to any of us. Scared me to think that she could have been abused and arrested instead of being allowed to go back to her bank.

    1. She sounds like she has way to much common sense to get arrested and if she did she would have complied, I assume. Thousand of arrest every day in America and just about none result in anyone getting killed. Unless of course they have been pre programmed to resist, and not follow orders.

    2. @VietNam Vet common Sense has nothing to do with it when you have police who use overly aggressive measures as you can see from the beginning when Floyd was first encountered with the police officer Lane with his gun out…. You can try and spin it any way you want, and you will, the encounter should not have led up to George Floyd’s death!!! Bosnia & Afghan Vet

  8. Humans spend their lives fearing every imaginable type of monster, and assigning the term monster willinilli to members of the animal kingdom and yet, the reality is, it is we humans who are the true monsters. And the truly terrifying truth is, our human monsters are always perfectly ordinary people, our brothers, sisters, children neighbours and so on, doing monstrous things. There are so many lessons to be learned here. Hopefully they will be.

  9. Chauvin appears to have some of the major trait clusters of psychopathy: callousness; lack of remorse; lack of empathy; extreme behaviour; inability to adjust his behaviour in the light of compelling evidence for the need to do so; taking a risk even though he knows it could backfire on him (he was being videoed); lack of responsibility; mendacity; narcissism etc

    1. To lobopix: Also Chauvin had 18 complaints against him and there is a video of Chauvin putting his knee on the neck of a 14 -year-boy and hitting the boy in the head with a flashlight making him bleed, and the mother had to ask Chauvin to stop. Also another person testified that several years ago, he saw Chauvin kneeling on a man’s back and placing the man’s face into a puddle of dirty water. Chauvin knew he was able to get away with wrongdoing all those years and figured that he would never be brought to justice. The Nazis and Hitler were the same way and they could control themselves, because when some of the Nazis escaped to Argentina, they did not go up and down the streets killing people then because they knew that they COULD NOT GET AWAY WITH IT.

    2. Exactly. Kneeling with his hands in his pockets, smirk on his face. You could see he was enjoying it. I couldn’t even watch the whole video, it makes me so angry that he would not remove his knee. The fact is, if George didn’t encounter him that day he wouldn’t be dead.

  10. Whether Floyd died because of something else or not, it was clear he was asking for help, professionals asked to help, and Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck. That officer needs to be in prison regardless based on heartlessness alone.

  11. Kneeling with his hands in his pockets, smirk on his face. He was enjoying it. The fact is, if George didn’t encounter him that day he wouldn’t be dead.

    1. Some other poor person might have been unfortunate enough to come across him that day and suffered harm of some form. Hopefully nobody else will
      RIP George

  12. Chauvin was deliberate in his actions intended on causing great harm to GF. His previous history will have some bearing on this case.

  13. “Even a child knew this was wrong”… What I would say is that generally, children feel their connection to other human beings. It is adults who are more adept at separating themselves and compartmentalizing themselves away from what other human beings are experiencing.

  14. Can these bystanders sue for the mental remorse/instability that they suffer from witnessing this?… Because I’m seeing some very good souls who have to deal with some kind of guilt for the rest of their lives over being there when this happened.

  15. This gentleman Shaquille is one GREAT Reporter! Even through his mask, I can hear his passion in his voice. I’ll be returning for SURE!

  16. It’s going to be so devastating when this murderer gets off. My heart breaks for everyone victimized by those officers that day.

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