1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt with George Floyd references last summer. Now legal experts say it is '

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 4, 2021.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    49,610
    Likes Received:
    3,100
    Faith:
    Baptist
    New questions have surfaced about the impartiality of a juror who was empaneled for former police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial last month after a picture sparked speculation that he may not have been as unbiased as he told the judge.

    During jury selection, Brandon Mitchell — a 31-year-old high school basketball coach who was known as Juror #52 before speaking publicly last week — told Judge Peter Cahill that he only heard "basic info" about the high-profile case, and was certainly not aware of any information that would hinder his ability to serve as an impartial juror.

    However, Mitchell was pictured last August wearing a T-shirt that included references to George Floyd's death and Black Lives Matter.

    The picture shows Mitchell wearing a shirt with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s picture surrounded by the words "GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS" and "BLM." He is also seen wearing a Black Lives Matter baseball cap.

    Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt with George Floyd references last summer. Now legal experts say it is 'undeniably suggestive of a possible bias.'
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  2. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    50,211
    Likes Received:
    2,589
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Would one had been allowed as a juror who wore a shirt glorifing the KKK?
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. OnlyaSinner

    OnlyaSinner Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    133
    Faith:
    Baptist
    The defense probably should've used one of its challenges to keep that fellow off the jury, except they almost certainly didn't know that backstory. Not much can be done about a member of the jury pool being less than transparent about biases, unfortunately. And it took all 12 to convict.
     
  4. canadyjd

    canadyjd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,242
    Likes Received:
    662
    More likely conviction is overturned and a new trial will be ordered.

    peace to you
     
  5. Paul from Antioch

    Paul from Antioch Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2021
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    25
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Yes, and Al Sharpton will probably be appointed as the new trial judge!!
     
  6. Wingman68

    Wingman68 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,382
    Likes Received:
    804
    Faith:
    Baptist
    HGTV had a black couple & their kid on one of their new shows last night. Throughout the show, in different scenes, all three wore a black t-shirt that said ‘I MATTER’. Does anyone here think a white person could wear a shirt that had All Lives Matter on it? The reverse discrimination runs rampant everywhere on tv, with commercials leading the way. I am sick to death of being pummeled with the leftist agenda. It is the new normal, but it is not normal. The left wants us to accept their version of normal by their constant onslaught. All it does is foment racial divide. It unites no one, but they will say they are all about unity. Big lie.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. 777

    777 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,732
    Likes Received:
    884
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Brandon here sure isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. is he? And he's probably one of the more intelligent people on that jury.

    No way about it, they're going to order a new trial. That last one was a Soviet-style political show trial, some "trial". Second degree murder, what a railroad.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. RighteousnessTemperance&

    RighteousnessTemperance& Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    5,399
    Likes Received:
    1,043
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Well, it’s nice to know one juror wanted to do their due diligence. Too bad it was only one.

    This interview highlights why honest persons might be concerned sitting on such a jury—another juror publicly blabbing their deliberations.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,425
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And it came out that 11 of the 12 were ready to convict. - That seems a bit fishy. There was a lot of info to consider.
     
  10. OnlyaSinner

    OnlyaSinner Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    133
    Faith:
    Baptist
    36 years ago I was an alternate juror for a notorious (for northern Maine) murder trial. The entire process too 7 days, 2 days getting the jury seated, 4 days of testimony, then final statements by prosecution/defense and jury deliberations. As no jurors were dismissed I was not part of the deliberations, but chatted with a couple jurors shortly after the verdict was rendered. They said that the foreman called for a vote as soon as all were seated in the jury room and the vote was 6-6. After an hour of deliberations a 2nd vote was 11-1 for conviction and with another hour-plus the guilty vote was unanimous. Not sure whether this sheds any light on the Chauvin trial deliberations, only that moving to a verdict was a gradual process - though relatively short in this case.
    (And because we 14 - there were 2 alternates - had worked for those 7 days, the judge gave us the option of being released from the jury pool. A couple retirees with nothing better to do stayed on but the rest of us said, "Thank you" and were done.)
     
  11. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    50,211
    Likes Received:
    2,589
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Sounds like that great movie, 12 angry men!
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  12. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,425
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Faith:
    Baptist
    a bit off OP - But Chauvin will have another trial - a Federal charge - denying civil rights to Floyd.
     
Loading...