“Se parli della difesa e di quello che hanno fatto, e la difesa ha fatto quello che fanno gli avvocati della difesa, cercano di cambiare argomento … getta tanto contro il muro e guarda cosa si attacca,” Tapper said during an exchange with colleague Don Lemon. “All he needed to do, l'avvocato difensore — who by the way misled the jury and was reprimanded by the judge, or at least corrected by the judge for misleading the jury in terms of what was required in terms of cause of death — but all that the defense attorney needed to do is to convince one person, because you need unanimity on the jury.
“My point is there is no hung jury,” Tapper continued. “It’s unanimous within ten hours, sai? So that strategy, if that in fact was the strategy, [di] ‘All I need to do is convince one person with this,’ e sì, defense attorneys gaslight, that’s what they do. That’s their job. This trial is not new in that sense — prosecution in different cases, they gaslight too — but my point is, that didn’t work! It was unanimity! I think we all suspect what the verdict is going to be, we don’t know, but we suspect what it’s going to be because either it’s an easy decision that Chauvin is not guilty or an easy decision that Chauvin is guilty, destra?”
Tapper was fact-checked by the Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, who noted that not only was the anchor’s assertion “FALSE” but that the judge “SIDED” with Chauvin defense attorney Eric Nelson.
Qualche istante dopo, after it was announced that Chauvin was convicted on all three charges of murder and manslaughter, CNN celebrated the verdict.
“Justice has been served,” Lemon reacted. “And you can see [a partire dal] the reaction from the crowd how America feels, and I’m sure people who are watching all over this country or watching all over the world are on their devices getting messages from people, as I am saying: 'Grazie, Gesù,’ ‘Thank God,’ ‘Finally, justice on all counts.’
“A police officer, who had been on the job for years … handcuffed and led away. And the next home for him will be prison,” Lemon added.
“The Situation Room” anchor Wolf Blitzer declared the verdict a “powerful moment in American history.”
Commentator Van Jones kicked off the panel discussion by saying: “One down, molti, many more to go.”
Jones praised the young woman who filmed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck, as well as other trial witnesses, per “doing the right thing” and called on Congress to take action by banning chokeholds and establishing a national police registry for cops like Chauvin.
“All we want is for the police to obey the law,” Jones ha detto. “We don’t want them to be below us or beneath us. They should obey the law. That’s what justice looks like.”
CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates offered a similar emotional response, detto, “At least now I can answer my son’s question when he asks, 'Mammina, what if that happened to me?’ I can at least show him what justice looked like today.”
Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He faces a maximum sentence of forty years in prison for the second-degree murder charge.