During NEWS TALK with Brandon & Bob this week the topic of George Floyd’s murder case turned to the charges and possible outcomes.
One growing theory/concern is that Derek Chauvin and the officers may have been overcharged.
“Charges are legal descriptions of criminal activity, not a signifier of how seriously you take a crime,” Ben Shapiro tweeted, taking aim at Minnesota’s Attorney General, upgrading the charges. “It is very risky to overcharge; overcharging often ends in acquittal. Ellison better be charging crimes he knows he can prove.”
He continued: “Looking at the legal descriptions of third-degree and second-degree, elevation of the Floyd killing to second-degree is quite risky. It requires proving intent to kill, rather than depraved indifference to human life. That’s a heavy legal burden.”
Tim Pool offered a similar analysis, warning of future protests, check out that clip at the bottom.
Check out the clip below.
Watch the full NEWS TALK episode HERE