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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

Isn't the burden of proof on anti-cop activists to show that Chauvin's knee to Floyd's neck caused George Floyd to die from a heart attack?

Autopsies have proven that George Floyd died from a HEART ATTACK and was unhealthy. This is an undisputed FACT. So, now anti-cop people claim Chauvin placing his knee on Floyd's neck caused the heart attack. I've found no cogent evidence to support that claim. What evidence do these anti-cop individuals have? Don't they realize that correlation doesn't equal causation? Of not they should look up what that means. The incident was clearly a freak accident. An unhealthy man who got worked up resisting arrest suffered a heart attack and died. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's incredible the degree of disrespect and lies that many charlatans are using in America, to justify what is unjustified. Now they want people to believe that Gorge like Eric Garnet die from natural causes. Of course,  if someone break your neck it's natural that you will die. Some how they think people are stupid. People are sick and tired of the same lie.

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That's NOT fact

    That's what the government  employee said

    Two independent  autopsies  say he died  by strangulation 

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  • 1 month ago

    Maybe an easy way to access this is to totally remove  George Floyd from the video and replace him with your mother.   She dies while being restrained by the police and you have that video to see it happen.   Then lets say the authorities announce, not our fault. she had a hear attack. 

    Would you not suggest that in the video she was complying to the directions of the police and that it was their pushing on her neck,  in fact they video even has her saying she cant breath, would you not say it was this method of restraint that brought about the heart attack.   

    Lets flip the tables and place George Floyd in the position of the then police officer Derek Chauvin and lets put Derek Chauvin on the ground being restrained by Mr Floyd,  Mr Chauvin then dies.

    Would you be defending Mr Floyd by saying its not his fault,  the cop had a heart attack?  

    I honestly dont think it matters what was the thing that caused death as there is no question the prolonged restraint method was what caused it to happen.   The man clearly was not about to resist.

    I should just also say.   I have read that the officer has a record of similar behaviors,   maybe he is not totally to blame,  maybe who ever let him back on the front line after so many previous complaints, they need to explain.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Two autopsies, two different outcomes. The burden of proof lies with the Minneapolis prosecutor's office. 

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Well, the burden of proof will be on the prosecution, as it always is. That said, there are two autopsies now, so the jury might acquit Chauvin because they can't agree on a cause of death. Wouldn't it be ironic if Floyd's killer were acquitted because his family paid for a second, less exonerating autopsy?

    • Beverly S
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Actually I think the one the family paid for is the one that shows he didn't die of a heart attack..

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  • 1 month ago

    Actually, no.  The "burden of proof" applies only to a criminal trial.  In other contexts, such as a civil suit for monetary damages, a different standard applies.

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  • 1 month ago

    ABSOLUTELY NOT. The burden of proof is on the prosecutor in the criminal case.

    Activists have no place in the trial at all.

    Note: The autopsy DOES NOT prove, or even positively claim he died of a heart attack. The FACT is that the first autopsy didn't state a cause of death and the second stated asphyxia was the cause.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly three minutes after Floyd had blacked out. Why on earth would he have done that knowing that Floyd could die from his brain being deprived of oxygen? It wasn't a freak accident.

    • 0071 month agoReport

      The reason bad policies officers commit crimes, is because they know they can get away with it most of the time. I bet you money, if they knew they will go to jail for long time, the level of police officer incidents will be almost zero.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Floyd was also on crack.

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  • 1 month ago

    If anything, that may only show it isn't first degree murder.  Manslaughter possibly or excessive force

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