- Feb 11, 2017
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People are entitled to a fair trial, not a perfect one. Hell , there was a guy whose lawyer kept falling asleep during his murder trial, and the USSC said that qualified as a fair trial. Anything that would have made the Chauvin trial closer to perfect, still would not have made it unfair without them.The sad thing about this trial was that it proved that intimidation works IF you let it. IMHO, the judge's decisions to hold this trial in Minneapolis and deny sequestration allowed the intimidation of witnesses and jurors to occur without impediment. The point isn't whether Chauvin wouldn't have been convicted of all 3 charges if the trial had been moved to Duluth and the jury sequestrated, maybe the outcome would been the same. BUT - the notion that Chauvin got the fairest and most impartial trial he could have is wrong - he didn't. In our justice system, the ends do not justify the means.
And fair is as far as is required. And that's what he got.