What Is Felony Murder? Officers In George Floyd Case Face Charge Used On Gangs, Drug Dealers | MSNBC

What Is Felony Murder? Officers In George Floyd Case Face Charge Used On Gangs, Drug Dealers | MSNBC 1


The four officers involved in the death of George Floyd now face murder charges, including an assertive prosecutorial tactic rarely deployed against police defendants — felony murder. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the charges and explains how “felony murder” operates, and interviews former Federal Prosecutor Maya Wiley, who says prosecutors could win this case by telling jurors “wearing blue is not a defense” and given the video, jurors simply need to “believe your eyes.”(This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 6/3/2020.
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What Is Felony Murder? Officers In George Floyd Case Face Charge Used On Gangs, Drug Dealers | MSNBC

66 Comments on "What Is Felony Murder? Officers In George Floyd Case Face Charge Used On Gangs, Drug Dealers | MSNBC"

  1. They killed him on purpose.

  2. Gloria Gargano | June 3, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    Officers never get charged because they cover up for each other!! Thank you for smart phones

  3. Dr ZenHammer | June 3, 2020 at 9:03 PM | Reply

    glad he was charged but why is no one talking about the fact they the killer and Floyd worked together and knew each other.

  4. Annette Marcucilli | June 3, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

    When in prison place them with the general population.Prisoners love ex-cops who brutalize blacks.

  5. jaxkills4cash | June 3, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

    No bail they have to go to court in jail house orange

  6. eff the police | June 3, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

    I love that sign language chick so is so passionate about it when she signs she should be signing for this guy talking then I could make it all the way through the video

    • thats how evvery SINGLE ONE of them act, did you never havve them at your school growing up? google videos of sign language interpreters, shes not special.

    • probably to show the emotions

    • eff the police | June 3, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Bofa Sofa she is special if she held my attention and no sign language at my school Vegas did not have that when I went to school would be great to see her argue

    • BOBTHEHOMIE 13 | June 3, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      I took asl and it’s not American sign language if there isn’t emotion it’s not proper without emotion

    • Or the men they falsely imprisoned!

  7. They charge civilians like this all the time only fair

    • @Russ Gaar Texas Training and Bodybuilding Like they tell us see something say something! Be held accountable for you and your blue brothers actions.

    • Fractured Truth | June 4, 2020 at 1:09 AM | Reply

      @Russ Gaar Texas Training and Bodybuilding how do you figure that if more police are convicted? Wouldn’t the bad cops have to change their behavior or they will be thrown in jail which would leave the good cops on the street?

    • Brad Suarez | June 4, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      @Fractured Truth Cops would be hesitant to respond to calls for fear of being held responsible for murder if things went south. This is a very tricky and interesting case. I’m almost certain if there weren’t this mass outpouring of emotion, these three would never been charged.

    • Fractured Truth | June 4, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

      @Brad Suarez then they will lose their jobs. Are firemen scared of their calls? What happens to the military scared to make that call? I’ll wait. If you cant do your job correctly, then you need another career field.

    • Brad Suarez | June 4, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      @Fractured Truth Firemen don’t get charged with murder while doing their jobs. The military are paid killers, facing consequences only in clear violation of their objective. Both face death. Officers facing an unruly suspect do too. But with the precedent being set by this case, officers not only face death but may face murder charges even if they’re not the ones committing the lethal assault, which seems to have never been done before. If this is the change people want to see then I will go out on a limb and say the police profession would become much less enticing, leading to the problems I mentioned before. However time will tell the outcome. In my opinion these guys have their fates sealed due to public outcry, and a guilty verdict is inevitable. People forget quickly however and it may be the reality that in future cases with different circumstances, with no public outcry we will revert to the staus quo.

  8. Ebony_Love_R_007 | June 3, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

    I’ve said from day 1, if they lock up Tom, John, Pookie etc for standing by while their homeboy kills somebody and they don’t intervene,, then they can lock up those Criminal cops who did the exact SAME thing!

    And the other 2 on his back pressing down were actually hands on with it! The Asian BIL was the look out keeping the crowd at bay! All ACCOMPLICES period!

  9. Let the video speak. Every one needs to keep out .

  10. It’s called “commission of a felony ‘

  11. Jhaybie Basco | June 3, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

    Wasn’t the Supreme Court supposed to review Qualified Immunity cases?

  12. The killer cop looked like such a punk with his knee in Floyd’s throat while he had his hands in his pocket like it was a casual thing. Cold as ice!

  13. Jesse Martinez | June 3, 2020 at 11:07 PM | Reply

    They’re literally gonna get jumped/killed in prison.

    • Nicole Jessica | June 4, 2020 at 12:53 AM | Reply

      @RAGiN FORCES Funny, at least half the country supports him…get treatment for your TDS.

    • Robert Harris | June 4, 2020 at 12:54 AM | Reply

      @WaterspoutsOfTheDeep Every action whether good or bad has a reaction wether its good or bad. Do the right thing and you never have to worry about backlash.

    • WaterspoutsOfTheDeep | June 4, 2020 at 12:58 AM | Reply

      @Robert Harris The sky is blue Robert.

    • RAGiN FORCES | June 4, 2020 at 1:40 AM | Reply

      @Nicole Jessica Funny 3 years of Trump will do that to you. Dictator Trump is no President.

    • Nicole Jessica | June 4, 2020 at 3:10 AM | Reply

      @RAGiN FORCES Best POTUS ever. I can’t wait to see y’all cry in November! 😘😘

  14. Amalia Rincon | June 3, 2020 at 11:48 PM | Reply

    Good luck finding a jury. Everyone in the world has been witnessing a live murder on camera.

    • barack the composer | June 4, 2020 at 1:13 AM | Reply

      Nessuno Dorme

      If they get off on a technicality, America is doomed. As much as I hate to say it, the riots will return with a vengeance.

      Even the National Guard will not be able to stop the tsunami I see coming.

    • Blackface

      To further reveal how the “black” race label is used by racists (who labeled themselves with the pure, clean, and innocent “White” label) to scrutinize, criticize, and antagonize those whom they gave the label to, we can simply look at how racists are known to use the disrespectful practice of what is called “Blackface.” Can you imagine how less of a putdown it would be if they actually used our true colors (Brown face, Tan Face). Well, since most racists actually sunbath to become tan in color, that practice would not make sense. Even well known persons today who have been labeled “white” (which no person is) are known to artificially enhance their color to appear Brown (showing that brown and tan are most definitely beautiful colors in the eyes of even non-brown skin persons).

      So the trick of racists (which their victims sadly fell for) is to label their victims with a derogatory label, get their victims to accept that derogatory label, and then tease their victims for having the false label which they (the oppressors) placed on them. This is all included in the now-critized “systematic or systemic racism.”

      Fight Back

      The victims of the racists must fight back by rejecting and refusing to accept the false and derogatory label that racists put on them.
      Without realizing the history of the label or just not putting it all together, many oppressed brown and tan skin people simply accepted the label and used/use it in accordance with protests against racism (i.e. Black Power ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 and now the widely used Black Lives Matter). But it’s time to still show that we have Power (from God) and that we Matter (to God, most importantly), but to also give their evil title back, and say “Our colors are brown and tan, Not ‘Black.'”

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    • barack the composer I was checking out what Obama said about the 90% of protesters out there. If you want to check out what he said, just google “Obama 90%” exactly and it should have the article somewhere on the first page 🙏🏿

    • Nessuno Dorme | June 4, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

      @barack the composer I agree with you. I doubt they’ll get off and I say that because of the people in Minnesota and even specifically in Hennepin county. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been there but the massive numbers of very motivated, dedicated protesters gives us an idea of who lives there. Those are the people who will make up their jury and rightly so. Their chances with a judge are statistically no better. I think Keith Ellison is an excellent choice in this thing.

    • barack the composer | June 4, 2020 at 10:25 AM | Reply

      Nessuno Dorme I do hope and pray so.

  15. Ah , the world watched them murder him. Period

  16. A memorial needs to be built in memory of George, along with every innocent death committed by police. Remember our history to not repeat it.

  17. Jacqueline Douglas | June 4, 2020 at 12:39 AM | Reply


  18. Video evidence is impossible to disprove. Excessive force was used.

  19. Death Cheaters Guild | June 4, 2020 at 1:10 AM | Reply

    CORRUPT X-Minnesota PD Officers Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng those orange 🧡⛓ jumpsuit suits you guys well!  👏🏻

  20. paul mpokwa | June 4, 2020 at 1:47 AM | Reply

    “And if you’re not a tad bit crazy you’ll not surivive”


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