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The Derek Chauvin trial should be a referendum on police training, but instead is focused on race

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01.04.2021

When Benjamin Crump, who is the head of George Floyd's family's legal team, stated that the Derek Chauvin case would be a referendum on how far America has come with race relations, I cringed a bit. More than anything, it was because the statement couldn't miss the mark harder if it tried. I am of the opinion that Derek Chauvin, based on the video evidence that has been presented thus far and his record as a police officer, was not good at his job. I would also completely agree that George Floyd's death was completely preventable. None of the above has anything to do with skin color.

Many legal experts on both sides of the political aisle have stated that it is going to be an uphill battle to convict George Floyd's alleged killer of any of the charges that stand in front of him. Whether it's second-degree murder, third-degree murder, or second-degree manslaughter, the aggression and malice that is required for those........

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