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    GUILTY MN - George Floyd, 46, died in custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #19 - Chauvin Jury Deliberations #2

    Totally agree and I really don't think the State has gotten the credit due them. I thought it was a very cautious, conscientious presentation. I didn't agree with every decision they made but I appreciated their effort to thwart the defense hypotheticals before they were made. They built a solid...
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    GUILTY MN - George Floyd, 46, died in custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #19 - Chauvin Jury Deliberations #2

    And sad, I'm so incredibly grateful to the jury but Gianna's dad won't be able to chase off boyfriends, walk her down the aisle. hold her children someday or tell her how proud he is of her. No verdict will erase or ease the pain of that. But I will go to my own grave believing her dad did...
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    GUILTY MN - George Floyd, 46, died in custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #19 - Chauvin Jury Deliberations #2

    Well there's a lawyer doing due diligence and there's a defendant actually believing it could come to pass. I was watching his eyes dart back and forth, almost incredulously, but not his chest so perhaps you're right.
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    GUILTY MN - George Floyd, 46, died in custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #19 - Chauvin Jury Deliberations #2

    Bail revoked. Chauvin remanded into custody. (Thank you jury.)
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    GUILTY MN - George Floyd, 46, died in custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #19 - Chauvin Jury Deliberations #2

    It doesn't look like Chauvin was prepared for a guilty verdict imo. (Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, jury.)
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    George Floyd death / Derek Chauvin trial - Sidebar week 3

    Maybe but drugs also play a role in positional asphyxia deaths too so it makes it impossible for me to remove officer culpability even if I concede such. I think Mr. Floyd would not have died that day were it not for the officers involved. MOO
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    George Floyd death / Derek Chauvin trial - Sidebar week 3

    If Tobin means 5 minutes from the time of swallowing, doesn't that mean Mr. Floyd was well beyond the 'danger zone' for depressed respiration because the fentanyl was already in his bloodstream as opposed to undigested pills? It takes 30 minutes for 90% of a tablet to dissolve in stomach acid...
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    Dr. Baker testified there was no visual evidence of pills in Mr. Floyd's stomach.
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    Really it was just an experience of hypoxia itself. I was hoping though that Mr. Floyd had gone hypoxic so he wouldn't have been as aware of what was happening. I really hate how this man died. JMO
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    When I went hypoxic, I believed my then 17 year old was actually a toddler and spoke to him as such. And I started screaming at my husband to get away from me. Confusion and agitation are just two symptoms. I have no memory of it at all. I clearly, and still have nightmares, of the 2nd time I...
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    Never have I ever seen an ME testify about catalytic converters. :rolleyes: I'd normally expect an objection but probably prudent to just wait til cross to start the flogging. JMO
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    I just can't see drug use or addiction as stigmatising anymore. It hits too close to too many of our homes. MOO
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    And he. as a medical examiner, if asked would probably answer that he's seen people with better hearts and worse hearts than Mr, Floyd that have died as a result of cardiac issues. Mr. Floyd's heart was so freaking typical that Dr. Baker didn't even see the need to photograph it.
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    Nelson telegraphed this move in the State's cross. I think because there's no real way to disprove it was an arrythmia - unlike a heart attack, there isn't physical damage to the heart. And obviously there's a well established link between heart rate and drug use he can exploit. But yeah, a...
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    MN - George Floyd, 46, died in police custody, Minneapolis, 25 May 2020 #16 - Chauvin Trial Day 13

    Honestly, this was part of my issue with Dr. Baker. I'm not accusing him of unprofessionalism but I found myself thinking about how closely these folks work with one another and how that may impact inherent bias. If someone deals with police daily on a professional basis, I'd think it could...
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