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    Why did Derek Chauvin refuse to testify in court regarding George Floyd's murder?

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    Because there was no defense for what he did.

    The prosecutions evidence is pretty irrefutable.  What could he say to defend kneeling on the man's neck

    continuously for 9 minutes and 29 seconds until he stopped moving.  4 minutes of that was 

    AFTER HE WAS DEAD.

    How many times did they say "use of force" and 

    "REASSESSING  the situation"?  Clearly there was no "reassessing" on his part if the guy was dead for 4 mins.

    19 Answers2 days ago
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    If there’s no sexist law that says men should hold doors for women and to let them go first  then why are men expected to do those things?

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    I'm a woman and I hold doors open for people all the time.   It's just the polite thing to do regardless of what's in your underpants. 

    7 Answers1 day ago
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    Why are there mass shootings almost every couple of days now?

    A lot of them are in states with stricter gun laws. What happened recently?

    8 Answers2 days ago
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    Can anyone help me please ?

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    Lol.... he needs to hire lawyers .... make a case before the judge that he is better off and can take care of himself 

    These things will never happen 

    He’s 17... just wait a few months and he is 18 and all this becomes moot 

    10 Answers2 days ago
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    Can you justify a Chauvin guilty verdict using logic and facts?

    Both sides called doctors and pathologists who gave conflicting testimony. The problem for the prosecution though is that the medical examiner said that Chauvin didn't kill Floyd and he was the best witness because he's the only one who actually examined Floyd and the only one without a bias. 

    I would say the defense has slightly better evidence but even if you disagree and think Tobin is the greatest thing since sliced bread, the standard is reasonable doubt.

    The only way you can look at the evidence and not have doubts is to completely ignore the testimony of the medical examiner. Maybe if the prosecution had tried to show he was wrong that one be one thing but they actually called him as a witness. 

    If Chauvin didn't kill Floyd then the prosecution loses all three charges. 

    On top of that, even if you ignore those facts and still think Chauvin was a factor in Floyd's death the problem is there were a lot of factors in his death- heart disease, fentanyl, meth, covid, stress, carbon monoxide etc. The prosecution has to prove that Chauvin's actions were a substantial cause of Floyd's death. I don't think anyone can say with certainty how much of a role any of these factors played. Even the experts couldn't agree. At best, based on the witness testimony, you could say Chauvin was a factor but there's no way you could say the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin's actions were a substantial factor. 

    13 Answers1 day ago
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    Helping the children of anti-vaxxers get their covid shot: Could this work?

    The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for ages 16 and up. You just have to have your parents with you to get it if you are under 18.

    Well I just found out my neighbors are idiot anti-vaxxers, and they have a 16 year old son who wants to get the covid vaccine. But can't without his parents approval.

    He's a good kid, I've known him since he was knee high to a grass hopper, and he understands the vaccine is not just for his safety but for the safety of everyone he encounters. Unlike his parents.

    Well I'm a 38 year old guy, old enough to be his parent, as I'm 22 years older than him.

    Suppose that we make an appointment at a pharmacy that stocks the Pfizer vaccine, and I just tell him to meet me there, at that place, at that time. He has a car and a drivers license.

    Then we go inside together, head to the pharmacy where I sign for my "son" to get the shot. No insurance records need to exist, the shot is free, no one even asked for my health insurance card when I got my shots.

    Then three weeks later we return for the second dose.

    I care more about his safety than anything the law says on the matter, so could this work?

    After all, we'd be getting the shot from a retail pharmacy, so how does some guy at Walmart know I'm not his dad?

    8 Answers9 hours ago
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    What is the purpose of having an AR-15 gun if you can’t fire it anywhere?

    If you fire it wildly in an open parking lot this is not freedom of expression or it is ? What do you need it for then if it’s not ?

    Where is it freedom of expression ? What if you can’t afford a property big enough to enjoy shooting it?  What places can you fire it freely ? If any 

    11 Answers2 days ago
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    If a black man attacks an Asian man. Is this considered to be a hate crime?

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    No. He was clearly oppressed and otherwise an upstanding citizen, and probably brainwashed by a White Supremacist to do it.

    15 Answers3 days ago
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    If I set up a website that I pay for, on servers that I pay for, why shouldn't I be allowed to ban people for lying?

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    No private business or corporation is restricted by the GQP when it comes to who they let post.

    Just remember, the people getting banned are only the violent ones. Most of the time it's small leftist youtubers getting the ban hammer, while right wing media giants don't get so much as a strike. Same for twitter, facebook, and all the other 'leftist' social media.

    The only thing these people care about is clicks, and they will take them from the right and the left as long as possible, unless of course, you're a very visible and famous public figure in the spotlight, and you incite a riot on the capitol of your own country.

    11 Answers2 days ago
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    If I got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, could I sue them for putting such an unsafe product on the market?

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    Here's how that will go:

    You:    Your Honor, I voluntarily took a vaccine which has provided me excellent protection from contracting a contagious disease and I have suffered zero damage as a result.   Could you please make them give me some money just for the hell of it?

    Judge:   Get out of my courtroom, you self-entitled idiot.

    12 Answers2 days ago
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    What is the legal equivalent of terrorism?

    Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R.

    So if you replace "unlawful" with "lawful" in that definition, what would that be called? Is there a word for it?

    7 Answers17 hours ago
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    Can a 28 year old girl have sex with a 17 year old boy legally ?

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    That depends on where they are.

    6 Answers9 hours ago
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    are my parents right to lock me in my bedroom as a extra punishment for getting a saturday detention ?

    do you think my parents were right to lock me in my bedroom as a punishment for getting my 2nd saturday detention , this morning i had to serve my 2nd 4 hour saturday detention as a punishment for poor behavour, when i got my first satuday detention 4 weeks ago my parents said this is unaceaptable behavour and unless i behaved i would receive addition punishment, today i had to serve my 2nd 4 hour saturday detention, i lost my sat morning, then when i got home i was escorted to my room and LOCKED IN , i will not be freed until monday morning for school

    6 Answers11 hours ago
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    Could someone be sued giving out a company's direct phone numbers for it's important people?

    If a group of employees tired of an abusive work environment gave out phone extensions for a company's managers so that customers could call them instead of the employees, could they be sued by the company?

    6 Answers13 hours ago
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    Why are cops against those who take pictures or record crime scenes?

    If you take a picture or video of a crime scene, it sounds like cops might get upset.

    Public filming is perfectly legal, you aren't tempering evidence.  So why do cops sometimes get mad just for take pictures or photos of a crime scene.

    10 Answers2 days ago
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    How does age of consent legally work when 2 people live in different states? ?

    Firstly, i'm not asking for me, i'm not dating anyone at a questionable age, i'm just curious. So no answers based on morality, just legality. 

    So if a person was in a state where the age of consent was 18, and the other was in a state where it was 17, how would that work if they were doing a long distance thing? Like they strictly were by phone or facetime or something. They're both still in their state where the law applies, but if the laws are conflicting, which does it follow?

    8 Answers2 days ago
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    Does a boss have a right to be called Mr.?

    I have a new employee who’s a pain in the clavicle. He doesn’t want to call me Mr because he is older than me by almost 20 years. He actually thinks that I should call him Mr because he is older. No way! I am the boss and he is not. I call subordinates by their first names. I have a small company of 20 employees and he notices that some call be by my first name. That is none of his business. 15 out of 20 of my employees are cousins, long term friends, etc. There are also 2 employees that I call Mr but that’s because they are fathers of my 2 childhood friends. He is also black and says that it’s racist that he has to call me Mr which is preposterous and really annoying. Why do I have to defend my actions. It’s much easier to fire this pain in my tibula

    18 Answers4 days ago
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