The George Floyd killing: Why it's hard to imagine a legal defense against murder charges - 2020-05-28

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F347.png The George Floyd killing: Why it's hard to imagine a legal defense against murder charges May 28, 2020, Scott Pilutik, Underground Bunker

The George Floyd video is seriously disturbing and I imagine there will be a murder charge forthcoming, either from Minnesota or the Department of Justice.

For police officers acting under the color of law it's been next to impossible, historically, no matter what the officer did, to bring a successful prosecution, but perhaps this will break through impunity's ceiling.

I'm having a hard time imagining the arresting officer's legal defense, given the extended, multiple video angles, repeated pleas by Floyd that he couldn't breathe, other officers telling Floyd to get up, Floyd responding that he couldn't…

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{{cite news | first = Scott | last = Pilutik | title = The George Floyd killing: Why it's hard to imagine a legal defense against murder charges | url = https://tonyortega.org/2020/05/28/the-george-floyd-killing-why-its-hard-to-imagine-a-legal-defense-against-murder-charges/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = May 28, 2020 | accessdate = May 28, 2020 }}