I have said all along that Chauvin is guilty of murdering Floyd. You can't keep your knee on someone's neck for nearly 10 minutes without dire consequences. I'm amazed at his indifference and seeming lack of understanding at what he was doing, when everyone else knew and made it known to him that they knew, and filmed it. The trial, in it's full and public disclosure, brought background thoughts. Did George Floyd really try to pass a counterfeit $20 bill? I was delayed at the supermarket counter once while the checker examined my $20 bill. When I questioned it, the checker told me there had been a rash of counterfeit bills, and they were taught to check. Was the bill Floyd paid with counterfeit? If it was, I don't think he knew. And we've heard nothing more of that. Did he have trouble breathing in general? It seems he did. He complained about it before Chauvin put his knee on his neck. In fact, I think it was to the officers trying to get him into the police car, which I think was before Chauvin arrived on the scene. The doctors said the drugs found in his system were not enough to kill him, but did they promote his agitation when he was told to get into the police car? If they were uppers, I think they could have. Even steroids will make you hyper, ask me, I'll tell you. And my daughter is on steroids as part of her cancer treatment, she is go-go-non-stop moving-talking-doing. And no one has mentioned what was thought to be at first, that Chauvin and Floyd both worked as security guards for the same company in the past, and possibly knew each other. It's been said that the verdict could not have been different or the country would have been in chaos. I'm not playing devil's advocate or saying any of this changes the knee on the neck murder, but the background that led to this happening was in my mind as I listened to the accounts of that terrible day.
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