Stunning Medical Testimony On Day 9 Of Chauvin Trial | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Professor Kirk Burkhalter of New York Law School joins Lawrence to discuss how the prosecution used Dr. Tobin’s compelling medical testimony to “attack the defense’s case before they had an opportunity to put it on.” NYU Professor Melissa Murray explains why Dr. Tobin gave the “most important witness testimony.” Aired on 04/08/2021.
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66 Comments on "Stunning Medical Testimony On Day 9 Of Chauvin Trial | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. John Antonucci | April 9, 2021 at 12:22 PM | Reply

    This whole trial should have been 5 minutes. Show the footage —> read verdict —> haul off to prison.

    • Amanda Harris | April 9, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Reply


    • @Mathews Robert C’mon, you are either racist or did not watch the testimony. I hope it’s due to low comprehension skills or did not see the testimony to believe that he died from an OD. Don’t listen to your racist or dumb friends.

    • Im saying though

    • Mathews Robert | April 9, 2021 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Heaven “What could he have done in that position?”

      He had to be restrained because he could have still tried to get away and run into on coming traffic. Again, the officers number one priority is to neutralize someone who could possibly injure or get others killed by his or hers recklessness. There are so many other factors that could put others at risk unless the person is completely restrained. I don’t know why that is so hard for you to understand. Imagine if Chauvin let up on Floyd (who was a massive man btw) and trying to desperately flee ran into traffic and a driver swerved instinctively and hit your mom or any loved one of yours? Why do you show so much empathy for scum?

    • Regina Rogers | April 9, 2021 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      @Mathews Robert Why do you show none, he’s a human.

  2. Folks that think positional asphyxiation doesn’t exist, also say a mask inhibits their breathing.😆

    • @Chris R knee on your neck stops oxygen and blood flow to your brain. Ever tried the pass out game? You can breath but the lack of blood to your head knocks you out.

    • Exactly

    • @Kalina Phan You know the jugular is on the side of the neck towards the front, right? Not the back towards the top of the shoulder blades…that’s why the knockout game has you pressing on the neck there, and not where his knee is.

      And once again, you aren’t even trying to account for the fact the man started complaining about not being able to breath before he even started resisting, and before Chauvin even applied any force on him. Does the man’s knee know how do do a jedi force choke like Darth Vader? No, the reason Floyd felt like he couldn’t breath was because he was beginning to have a heart attack because of all the drugs in his system.

      People have died from overdoses with less than half as much fentanyl as what was in his system, but no, apparently overdose is just an impossibility, instead it was… the cop’s one magically blocking his jugular or airway from the opposite side as either of those things? No, I don’t think so…

    • @Grace Darlin Grace, don’t you have some sandwiches to go make or something?

    • @Richard Whipple Yea, no, if he was able to yell, he was very much capable of breathing sufficiently to sustain life. The reason he was feeling like h couldn’t breathe, which started before he was even on the ground by the way, was because he was experiencing a cardiac event.

  3. Chris Harris | April 9, 2021 at 12:40 PM | Reply

    I say do to Chauvin the same thing for the same amount of time and see if you get the same results. It is the only way to be sure.

  4. Am I missing something? Why aren’t they talking about Chauvin’s hands in pockets? If he felt threatened why did he put his hands in his pockets?

    • Earl FromIpanema | April 9, 2021 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      We’ll all remember Chris R when Chauvin goes to prison for killing a HUMAN BEING.

    • Joyce Wobbrock | April 9, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Chris R Wrong again. People who say they can’t breath are using their residual lung capacity to say that.. Everyone has residual/dead air. When you use it, you die.

    • @Chris R The defense hasn’t proved that he died by overdose, all the cops turned on Derek, all doctors turned on Derek, even the Shop owner turned on Derek. Quit talking hypothetically and wait for the trial to end

    • Joyce Wobbrock | April 9, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @Chris R Where was the “angry” crowd? The MMA fighter called 911 as he witnessed a murder. He was pushed back at once because he came off the sidewalk into the street. An LA officer testified that the crowd wasn’t pushing or angry.

    • toy bonnie the bunny | April 9, 2021 at 11:00 PM | Reply

      @Earl FromIpanema
      Yep Yep 😎🕶😏

  5. SkyCloud Traveler | April 9, 2021 at 2:05 PM | Reply

    We all saw this murder.

    • Original Name | April 9, 2021 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      I saw a drugged up criminal fighting with police before his heart gave out, when did you see the murder?

  6. melissa saint | April 9, 2021 at 3:32 PM | Reply

    Dr. Tobin did such a thorough and fine job.
    He talked about training nurses and medical students on certain techniques– I imagine he is very easy to learn from.

    • melissa saint | April 9, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      @BWJ “trying to establish himself as an expert in this field of work”…have you looked at his resume?

    • @melissa saint Tobin said that fentanyl had no affect on Floyd’s breathing, the ME stated that if he had not been shown the video he was going to call it an overdose. That in itself suggest to me that fentanyl was a factor. Tobin said that Floyd’s respiratory rate was normal. If Floyd’s respiratory rate was normal then how do they account for the fact that Floyd started complaining about not being able to breathe while in the car and continued until he died. Tobin said that there it was not unusual to not see any sign. The ME stated that he expected to see signs of bruising in the area where Chauvin’s knee had been placed. That’s why he peeled back the skin on Floyd’s neck and back and did not find any signs of bruising. Floyd had an enlarged heart from being overworked due to high blood pressure and an artery that was 90% blocked. Now Chauvin failed in his duty as a peace officer with custodial care of an arrestee. When Floyd first complained about not being able to breathe they should have taken him out of the car and sat him down and called for paramedics/emt. A police officer has to err on the side of caution; even if it turns out that the arrestee is faking.

    • James Heffernan | April 9, 2021 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      @BWJ if Mr Floyd would’ve od’d from the drugs that he’d taken surely that would’ve happened in the moments straight after he’d used the drug. The defence is clutching at straws using this as it is clear to see that the only reason he died was due to strangulation and lack of oxygen which for all to see was totally avoidable. Shame on Chauvin for not taking some responsibility and admission.

    • @BWJ I can’t believe that any rational person would try to argue that the cause of FLoyd’s death was anything other than having 3 men sitting on him for 9 minutes.
      You have to be either wilfully argumentative or harbour a nefarious agenda.
      Which is it?

    • @Ged Farnan I mean, the man had enough fentanyl in him to drop me like a midget who just took a sledge hammer to the back of the head from Shaquille O’Neal. You think maybe that has something to do with it chief?

  7. Sir Smiles Lightfoot | April 9, 2021 at 4:39 PM | Reply

    Dr Tobin was everything on the stand! He was calm he gave examples anyone could understand

    • Sir Smiles Lightfoot | April 9, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @Bowlegg41 Smith exactly! I thought he did great on the stand 4real

    • Bowlegg41 Smith | April 9, 2021 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      @Sir Smiles Lightfoot Absolutely he did great…🙏🏽🙏🏽❤

    • @BWJ “He was also proven to be a liar.”
      Maybe the defense can call you as a rebuttal expert. So where did you get your medical degree?

    • Amanda Chrome | April 9, 2021 at 10:07 PM | Reply

      @Bowlegg41 Smith ok then….

    • In other words he told you what you wanted to hear, probably because he knows it’s what you want to hear, and that you might riot if he tells you differently, oh, and he knows his full name is on screen under his face as he says it.

  8. Dr. Tobin is awesome. I think law and order is gunna write in a character based of him.

    • If you are taking your legal expertise from Law & Order then it’s no wonder you haven’t figured out Chauvin is on his way to being acquitted yet. It’s a TV show… not even a well written one.

    • @Chris R They didn’t say that, though. They’re implying that Tobin is an interesting enough witness who gave an interesting enough testimony to make an episode of Law and Order. Also.. Things don’t need to be high quality to gain public support. Like a poorly written tv show, or a poorly maintained justice system.

      Edit: Changed first word from “he,” to “they.”
      Changed starter of second sentence from “he’s,” to “they’re.”

    • Mama Petillo | April 9, 2021 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      @Sleepy Crim you know very well that you don’t have to edit; we all get it. And you are right.

    • Mama Petillo | April 9, 2021 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      @Chris R writing a character based on his approach toward testifying, and his manner of giving professional opinion, is a very viable approach toward developing a character. How could it not?
      Not just his words, but his manner.
      Aside from that, he knocked that testimony right outta the park.

    • Alyson onOahu | April 9, 2021 at 10:03 PM | Reply


  9. Chauvin kept his knee on for another 3 minutes – AFTER Floyd took his last breath. Count 1 to 180.
    Feels like a long time, don’t it?

  10. Diana Harris | April 9, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

    You are a great news reporter we need more of your kind. Thank you!

  11. Claudio Fernandez | April 9, 2021 at 5:38 PM | Reply

    Hands on pocket ! That’s how threatening it was !

  12. Zachary Boyd | April 9, 2021 at 5:45 PM | Reply

    The officer was enjoying what he was doing I hope this jury gets the right

  13. Carol Pitcher | April 9, 2021 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    Yes Thank You!

  14. Dr Tobin s detailed description of how Floyd reached his death was amazingly detailed and thorough

    • MamaKat114 Kathy Spencer | April 9, 2021 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      Any person with any doubt, needs to watch De. Tobin’s testimony, facts, equations etc. I noticed things I didn’t before and what my eyes saw was murder. POS. Tao was shoving minors, that’s how threatened he seemed.

  15. Elaine Bailey | April 9, 2021 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    I clearly understood Dr. Tobin; even considering his speech. Which wasn’t a barrier and he spoke so we’ll in layman terms for a baby to understand. He’s truly amazing.

  16. Cookie Kirkland | April 9, 2021 at 7:53 PM | Reply

    I want Dr Tobin to be my GP(general practitioner) doctor. I love this guy, speaking in layman’s terms he knows how to speak to the commen person. Loved the way he engaged the jury I was sitting on the side of my bed doing the exercise he was asking them to do. I was never bored!! Much love 4 him. Today is Tobin’s!!!🥰🤗💚🧡💛❤

  17. You'll never walk alone | April 9, 2021 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    The reason George Floyd died was from over dose of excessive force from Chauvin knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.

  18. Edsel Woodie | April 9, 2021 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    Like Einstein said . If you can’t explain it simply. then you don’t know it well enough . He explained it beautifully 👍👍

  19. Tobin hit it out of the park! Couldn’t stop watching his testimony. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  20. Wendy-Anne Bartlett | April 9, 2021 at 8:58 PM | Reply

    As a Respiratory Therapist, I was wrapped by Dr. Tobin’s testimony as well–Dr. Tobin bought my textbook that he wrote alive in the courtroom, and was so simplistic in his explanation of the airway and lung function

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