Derek Chauvin Murder Trial: what does Twitter think?


Clay banks

Protestors in Charlotte, North Carolina

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, enacted a response of riots, protests, and a call for action. Almost a year later, Derek Chauvin, the murderer of George Floyd, is held at a murder trial depicting whether he will be classified as guilty or not guilty.

With the anticipation of people awaiting the final verdict, people are sharing their opinions all over Twitter.

Tad Martin tweeted concern about Derek Chauvin not being held responsible for his actions. He writes, “I think people need to be prepared for him not to be convicted. It is enough for the jury to find him not guilty. It’sIt’s not going to be the slam dunk everyone wanted to believe, anyway.”

Martin shares his concerns based on the main arguments Chauvin’s defense is using. The defense currently focuses on “the other causes theory,” which declares George Floyd didn’t die from the knee on his neck. He died of natural causes.

Aaron Rupar tweeted his opinion against this theory: “The argument that George Floyd died of natural causes while Derek Chauvin happened to be kneeling on his neck is so farcical it’s hard to believe anybody could take it seriously.”

As the jurors reach the finale of the trial, there is widespread concern of whether or not Chauvin will be declared guilty. People are worried about America if the jury decides Chauvin isn’t guilty.

Diana Thompson, a user on Twitter, tweeted a response that will be seen as controversial to many but a possible action that might be taken if justice isn’t delivered. She believes protestors should rally up trouble (which she calls “good trouble”) and a lot of it.

“If Police officer Derek Chauvin is found not guilty in Minneapolis, then I fear for the USA.” – Philip Martin Brown, a user on Twitter.

The majority of users on Twitter share the same fears. The main concern currently is justice. People believe if justice isn’t served, the future of people of color will be left uncertain. But one thing for certain, protestors won’t stay quiet.

While the final verdict won’t be decided just yet, the wait for it is alarming. There’s not much that can be done as of now.