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the entire video was fun to watch. Just be aware that what he says about programming jobs being automated is far from true.
there certainly is need for a national free speech legal defense organization. Something permanent, holds fundraisers, employs lawyers who defend those who are mistreated because they speak their mind.
at least in other parts of the world, a mistreated population has neighboring countries they can align with and welcome an invading army.
the decision of the defense lawyer to not have Chauvin testify was just terrible. First, what do you have to lose? And more important, here was Chauvin's chance to tell his side of the story. For people to hear his voice. If you are going to rot in prison, at least have some closure.
The jury, everyone, wants to know why Chauvin did not release Floyd after he lost consciousness. I think Chauvin would have been much better served by his lawyer to have spoken and answered that question.
The trial has to be a show. Cast blame onto others. Where was the supervising sergeant? Why was Chauvin working with 3 rookies that day? Tell the jury over and over again that they are in danger for their lives if they vote to acquit. Find of others who passed out or died after resisting arrest. Call the police involved to testify as to the dangers when arresting a delirious person.
I cannot watch. As I understand it, the lawyer is being paid from a $1 million fund provided for defense by state PBA. But so much more money is needed. There should have been at least 2 experienced lawyers. Kind of what George Zimmerman had.
Chauvin has been abandoned by his peers. No one testified as character witness for him. It was critical that he testify, explain to the jury what happened and why.
are the Blacks upset that Asians are settling in their neighborhoods and towns? Stores where Blacks work are maybe put out of business by Asian stores? Maybe working class Whites and Blacks can see themselves as having the same goal of retaining authority over the communities they consider to be theirs.
they need to figure out how to reach a wider audience. Working class whites are becoming far too marginalized.
from Steve Sailer today:
The US spends 3.87 percent of its GDP on the Pentagon, but many of the countries it defends spend less. For example, we hear a lot of speculation lately about the threat China poses to Taiwan, but Taiwan is only spending 2.3% of its GDP on the military (and China is spending only 1.9%). South Korea is spending 2.7% of its GDP to defend itself and Japan only 1.0%).
from the article:
For weeks, Capitol riot defendants being held in Washington have complained that they are locked in their cells with virtually no human contact for 23 hours a day. But a startling, graphic account offered publicly in court on Tuesday by one such inmate, Ronald Sandlin, went further: alleging that guards have subjected those charged in the Jan. 6 events to violence, threats and verbal harassment.
“Myself and others involved in the Jan. 6 incident are scared for their lives, not from each other but from correctional officers,” Sandlin said during a bail hearing conducted by video before U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich. “I don’t understand how this is remotely acceptable,” he added, saying he was being subjected to “mental torture.”
In an unusual direct plea to the judge, Sandlin said another Capitol riot defendant, Ryan Samsel, “was severely beaten by correctional officers, [is now] blind in one eye, has a skull fracture and detached retina.”
what are the odds that free Chinese people around the world will rally to the defense of Taiwan by sending their able bodied men to serve in the island's defense forces? Hint: nothing has been done to resist the CCP in Hong Kong.
he is kind of full of it. I watch the clips he posts on YouTube. This week he expressed shock when Dan Crenshaw said that 100 million people will receive stimulus checks whether they lost their job due to covid or not.
But then, because Rogan toes the line, he is able to post to YouTube and 100s of thousands get to hear what people like Crenshaw have to say.
wish I knew more about medicine. My hunch is that having covid or even the flu puts a person at risk of multiple harmful conditions.
shows that the vaccine works. Your bodies immune system has been primed to attack and destroy the proteins which are unique to the virus.
from the article: :.. Further, officers are not only permitted but required to use force not only to protect themselves and the public, but to protect the in-custody suspect, even from himself. To the extent the officers believed Floyd was suffering from excited delirium–and we know they were, because they are heard discussing this concern on their body camera footage–the standard protocol is to completely restrain the suspect’s entire body to prevent the over-exertion believed to kill in cases of excited delirium. ..."
I hope Chauvin's lawyer reads what legal insurrection is writing. It is key to his acquittal. Chauvin acted to help Floyd. He followed his training as best he understood .
yeah, the drugs and delirium killed him. But Chauvin has to take that into account when keeping him pinned down for such a long time. He was handcuffed and obviously not a threat to the officers.
I think the focus has to be on Chauvin acting to keep Floyd from hurting himself. Put blame on MPD for not having a sergeant on the scene to help with decision making. Chauvin had 3 rookie officers he was supervising, had a hostile crowd and had to act to restrain Floyd. Repeat the point to the jury that they cannot convict someone for making a mistake in such a setting. His actions were intended to help the man.
John Derbyshire wrote about how the US responds to a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.
He predicts it will result in a Suez canal like moment for the US. Where we have to backdown and the US role in the world is changed forever.
Pleoger was the sergeant who was supervisor of the 4 Floyd arrest officers. Defense did get him to say that normally Floyd would be fully restrained. Meaning no need to pin him down with the knee. But since paramedics were on the way and Floyd needed medical assistance, the full restraint was not used. Being fully restrained would have delayed medical assistance once the paramedics had arrived.
Lost opportunity however to challenge Pleoger as to why he was not on the scene. Put the blame, in the juries eyes, on the MPD. Initially it was the two rookie officers. They had trouble controlling Floyd. Which was when Chauvin arrived. If Chauvin could get there, why was the sergeant not able to? The two rookies worked for Pleoger, not officer Chauvin.
Push Pleoger to explain why MPD had 3 rookie officers working that day. Why push all the supervisory responsibility on Chauvin?
As it was Chauvin, a patrolman, had multiple responsibilities at the scene. Rookie officers who were not able to handle Floyd. An increasingly hostile crowd. A large man who was resisting arrest. A medical emergency. Late arriving paramedics. And no responding police supervisors.
here is what Chauvin's attorney said in opening argument:
“You will learn that Derek Chauvin did exactly what he had been trained to do over the course of his 19-year career,” Nelson said. “The use of force is not attractive, but it is a necessary component of policing.”
it is a big mistake to ever mention "the use of force" or "policing" in this case. Floyd was not fighting with the police. Make the argument again and again that Chauvin actions were intended to help a man who was clearly in distress.
Drudge links to a critical wapo article on Rodimer.
I think you really have to run on issues. For example, oppose federal money being given to unions to bail out their pension funds.
just something I was thinking about recently. If the US had done a total lockdown for a few weeks, would we have been able to get rid of the virus? But then none of the Western countries or states in the US even discussed the merits of forcing such restrictions.
wow! $284K raised on her gofundme account. But really though, what should the government do when people to not comply with restrictions designed to prevent the spread of covid?
China locked down their country, no one could leave their home for a few weeks. They quickly eliminated the virus from circulation.
he is pretty good. Would like to see podcasters work together more. Do not like having to hunt around to find them.
well, the current generation is kind of not stepping up and meeting the challenges of the day. There is Elon Musk doing great things in manufacturing and science. But who else? Everything we buy has a made in China label. Boeing seemingly cannot build reliable planes. And where are the exceptional politicians in a time that clearly needs them?
I am looking candidate who defend the capitol hill protesters, say that Antifa should be arrested when they intimidate people from attending political rallies, explain how government handouts do great harm to recipients by discouraging work.