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Hennepin County judge drops gag
order in case against four ex-cops
charged in killing of George Floyd

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Posted By: poster, 7/22/2020 8:28:07 PM

The judge overseeing the criminal cases against four ex-police officers charged in the May 25 killing of George Floyd vacated his previous gag order Tuesday that restricted comments by lawyers and others associated with the cases. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill acted in response to objections to the gag order by the defendants and a coalition of news media organizations, including the Star Tribune, that are also seeking the release of body camera footage recorded during Floyd’s deadly encounter with police. Cahill did not rule Tuesday on motions seeking the release of the videos, which are currently viewable by the public only by appointment.

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The prosecutors are worried their huge political charade is about to unravel.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GoodDeal 7/22/2020 8:34:37 PM (No. 487568)
Chief Justice Roberts put him up to it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hard Nard 7/22/2020 9:33:56 PM (No. 487609)
Hmm, this is the first article that mentions Floyd was stuffing fake bills down his seat (originally I think we were told only that he tried to pass one at the store that called the police) or that he swallowed a quantity of fentanyl.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby 7/22/2020 10:39:41 PM (No. 487639)
Geez! To think the Liberals are so full of it!’ S/O
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/22/2020 11:15:44 PM (No. 487651)
The persecutors have not been gagged, and have been trying these officers in the media. The officers should have the right to defend themselves in the public arena. They should be treated fairly, and not lynched by the mob.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JL80863 7/23/2020 12:01:51 AM (No. 487658)
It's about damned time!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: crashnburn 7/23/2020 12:13:24 AM (No. 487664)
George Floyd killed himself with a massive drug overdose. Conveniently for the left, an officer had his leg over Floyd's neck. I wrestled in high school. The saying was if you had enough breath to say you couldn't breathe, you had enough breath to breathe. That's true here, too.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 7/23/2020 7:53:12 AM (No. 487862)
What difference, at this point, does it make? Large cities have been destroyed in the name of Saint George while governors, mayors and the police looked on in approval. BLM and Antifa terrorists are still looting, spray painting and killing citizens. Will it all stop if Officer Chauvin is found to be innocent of murder? Au Contraire, it will increase. Maybe an in-jail suicide is the answer? Maybe a crackdown using deadly force is the only answer? Maybe it's time for that long overdue backlash?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/23/2020 9:59:55 AM (No. 488044)
Just another way to taint the jury pool.
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