one thing seems self evident. If the jury is 100% black, he gets convicted..if 100% white he gets off (hung jury).
That is clearly wrong, but i honestly dont see how any black person in the us can help but feel aggrieved after the last 12 months and blm.
Presumably a non white and a non black jury is impossible? Plenty of people to do that in the us, but could the justice system do it? of course not.
Clearly anyone who thinks chauvin is inncocent is deranged, so let me explain why they are deranged, as simply as possible. This is what the defence lawyers will picture;
Large, dangerous, clearly strange acting bloke. use of force was increased proportionately, final use of force was as per procedures and no attending police thought otherwise. chauvin was following his training. that is the story at the time - supported by the later 'facts' that the autopsy showed no significant trauma to his neck (dont shoot the messenger, remember i am playing devils advocate for clarity), and he was found with massive levels of fentanyl in him.
At least the charge is death without intent, which helps the prosecution - which is why they have done it.
Anyhow - the kicker is 'reasonable doubt'; the lack of trauma and fentanyl must give reasonable doubt alone.
Personally, i think a plea bargain and jail.
Whatever happens there will be riots.
remember ianal, unlike some people who pretend they are.