When I wrote here about former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murder in the death of George Floyd, I mentioned that I thought the defense had established reasonable doubt. Many here agreed, but some did not.
John Kass, my favorite columnist in the Chicago Tribune, feels Chauvin was guilty. But he also questions whether the man got a fair trial, here.
Among other grounds for appeal, I think too many jurors who had clearly expressed hostility and apre-formed opinion of guilt during jury selection were wrongly allowed on the jury simply because they said in essence, “Sure, I can set aside an already-formed opinion and hostility toward the defendant.”
Whether Derek Chauvin is guilty or not is an entirely different question from whether or not he received a fair trial…and a precedent of an unfair verdict threatens the rights of all Americans.
Law-abiding armed Americans should be more concerned than most.