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Derek Chauvin Is On Trial, Not George Floyd

Derek Chauvin Is On Trial, Not George Floyd
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WASHINGTON -- With the beginning of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on charges of killing George Floyd, remember that Chauvin is the man on trial, not Floyd. Remember that the only reason police approached Floyd in the first place was that they suspected him of a minor, nonviolent offense. Remember Floyd's desperate pleas that he couldn't breathe, that "they're going to kill me," that he was dying.

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