Chauvin prosecutor: 'I was never convinced we were going to win this case until we heard the verdict' https://t.co/EuKvJxvrqZ— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 22, 2021
It says an awful lot to me that there was this uncertainty that a person could be on video, quite obviously in control of a situation for nearly ten minutes while the life left the body of the man under him, in an attitude of almost nonchalant depravity, have a defense so weak that it boiled down to nonsense like "He was distracted into killing this man by all the bystanders shouting things like"You're killing him'" and we all still braced ourselves that something other than a "guilty" verdict would be returned.
It also says a lot to me that there are some people who no amount of obvious evidence would have persuaded--not that Chauvin killed George Floyd--but that this was actually wrong to do. And that the verdict, too, is treated like culture war. It tells us a lot about the culture involved.