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Far-left Hollywood actor George Clooney believes he knows how the prosecution can beat former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s defense.
Thus far Chauvin’s defense has centered on the claim that deceased Minneapolis criminal suspect George Floyd died because of external factors — namely a drug overdose — and not because their client had knelt on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.
But according to Clooney, this claim could potentially be debunked if Chauvin were challenged to volunteer to have somebody place their knee on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.
This suggestion was reportedly made to the Floyd family’s attorney, Benjamin.
Speaking on ABC’s “The View” this Wednesday, Crump explained that Clooney, who he said has become a close ally of the family, recently proposed the idea.
“He says, ‘Attorney Crump, you should tell them that if Derek Chauvin feels so confident in that, he should volunteer during his case to get down on the floor in that courtroom and let somebody come and put their knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and be able to see if he can survive,'” Crump recalled.
“The experts will opine during this case that the average human being can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds — where George Floyd went without oxygen for over 429 seconds, and that’s why it was intentional what this officer did. And I believe in my heart that he will be held criminally liable and it will hopefully set new precedents in America.”
The theory is that Chauvin will refuse because he doesn’t want to die. Or, if he does go through with it, he will just simply die.
However, when conservative commentator Steven Crowder tested this theory himself this Wednesday by having his producer kneel on his neck for nine minutes as he lay on hot concrete, he survived:
Much of the prosecution’s evidence has thus far inadvertently benefited Chauvin’s defense.
When Minneapolis Police Department Lieutenant Johnny Mercil testified Tuesday for the prosecution, he admitted — when pressed by the defense — that Chauvin never put Floyd in a chokehold. Instead, he put him in a neck hold.
This matters because, according to National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, “a neck hold is not intended to prevent a person from breathing.”
“The purpose is to control a person. Depending on the threat posed by a suspect, a police neck hold can include anything from just enough pressure to persuade a person to submit, up to cutting off blood flow to the brain in order to induce temporary unconsciousness (similar to what is sometimes seen in mixed-martial-arts matches),” McCarthy noted Thursday.
“It is essential to understand that neck holds are legitimate tactics if applied in appropriate circumstances. To the extent it has been claimed, or at least conclusorily assumed, that Chauvin applied an illegal tactic, or a restraint technique that violated MPD policy, this is not true.”
In fact, much of what has been alleged by Floyd’s family and their allies in Hollywood, in the media and even in the Biden administration has been shown to questionable, including the claim that he couldn’t breathe because of Chauvin’s knee.
“One of the primary symptoms of fentanyl overdoses is “slowed or stopped breathing,” leading to ‘unconsciousness’ and death. That might also explain why George Floyd was saying ‘I can’t breathe’ long before any police officer’s knee was anywhere near him. In fact, George Floyd was complaining that he couldn’t breathe as cops tried to get him in a police car, while he resisted,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted last month.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 11, 2021
Video footage has also emerged that shows Floyd allegedly shrieking, “I ate too many drugs.”
To be fair, it’s very difficult to understand what exactly he’s saying.
Derek Chauvin should be acquitted of all charges https://t.co/iGrJOkmxw2
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 7, 2021
All the evidence has it looking increasingly likely that Chauvin may be acquitted, a possibility that has some media figures and left-wing activists preemptively screaming foul and surreptitiously warning of the consequences.
“[A]nything less than conviction on all three [charges], but at least one, it may portend to be a problem in the city. All hell might break loose if this man is acquitted,” KRCW, an NPR member station, quoted Keith Mayes, a professor of history and African American studies at the University of Minnesota, saying late last month.
Meanwhile, Shaun King, a race hustler whose voice has been amplified by the mainstream press, warned bluntly in a blog post, “America will riot if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted for killing George Floyd.”
What I think will happen if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) March 30, 2021
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