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First Juror in Derek Chauvin’s Trial Speaks
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Posted By: earlybird, 4/28/2021 11:35:06 AM

The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was at peace with the guilty verdict they rendered, the first juror to reveal his identity said this week. “After we deliberated and we had to do some explaining to a few people, breaking it down a little bit further, everybody was on the same page,” Brandon Mitchell, a 31-year-old high school basketball coach, said (Snip)“It wasn’t like we just walked right in the room and everybody was like ‘let’s get it done.’ There’s always one person that’s like ‘what about this, what about that.’ So we sat in the room and argued for a few hours pretty


If you didn’t figure it out already - his language and immediate belief in Chauvin’s guilt, his mind made up, no need for the jury to deliberate - here is more on Brandon Mitchell:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/28/2021 11:51:56 AM (No. 769622)
Seems to me the choice of the jury was to railroad or how bad to railroad Chauvin we know the results. He was guilty before the swearing in of witnesses.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: skacmar 4/28/2021 11:54:11 AM (No. 769624)
All that I can hear him saying is all but one person had their minds made up before deliberations. We did not want to hear his side or reason to not convict. We had to convince that one person to think our way so we could get out of there. That person eventually caved to peer pressure and voted to convict. The statements by the alternate juror give me the same impression: We just wanted to get out of there.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/28/2021 12:07:33 PM (No. 769634)
I hope these jurors are rendered the same as they dish out in their lives.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 4/28/2021 12:13:20 PM (No. 769641)
I'm guessing someone got intimidated.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: spacer 4/28/2021 12:31:24 PM (No. 769653)
A little kabuki theater and terrorist threats can clear ones mind. Especially if the mind is scared witless. I think this guy is a liar. That said, terrorism works.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter 4/28/2021 12:32:47 PM (No. 769656)
I do too, #3. May Mr. Mitchell or someone he loves be issued the same fairness and justice he gave to Chauvin.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/28/2021 12:46:01 PM (No. 769670)
Anyone who voted guilty should be ashamed of themselves for the remainder of their cowardly lives. A police officer who followed established procedure full knowing that smartphone and police body cameras always roll NEVER committed murder, or manslaughter, or even bodily injury. He wasn't even guilty of harassment of use of excessive force. So how in the hell did they twist a second degree murder charge out of this? St. Fentanyl Floyd was a dead man walking due to underlying conditions, heart, drugs, and {gasp} COVID-19! I suspect Minneapolis and surrounding cities will see a massive reduction in Police ranks as a result of this. A cop can't even follow established procedures without risk of conviction. The Police profession has way too much risk and not nearly enough reward.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 4/28/2021 1:11:07 PM (No. 769711)
The verdict is in on Brandon Mitchell -- self-serving, willfully ignorant cowardice.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Califedup 4/28/2021 1:23:01 PM (No. 769722)
Disappointing and Scary that none of the jurors even seemed to want to consider the innocence of Chauvin whose life was at stake.. Not one American amongst them. Minneapolis is getting every single hardship caused by the looting and burning it deserves if this is the sort of people living there as represented by these jurors. Brandon Mitchell is proud of his failure as a citizen and as a human being and he is a high school coach! Floyd was a career criminal, and a drug addict who killed himself by overdosing on a cocktail of drugs, and a rotten absentee father to boot. The air is cleaner without him.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: athina 4/28/2021 1:31:06 PM (No. 769731)
This is EXACTLY my one and only experience as a juror in a federal case about 7 years ago. Civil case. Many entered the juror room and burst out with their opinions that the plaintiff had no case. Others were just quiet and watching. I was confused because I thought we were supposed to go through all the evidence in a step wise way, regardless of what my initial take was. I held out with a bunch of questions to slow it all down but I didn’t take charge of it, per se. I felt the seriousness of what we were doing and I didn’t think the others did. Maybe that’s not fair. there are no rules about how to deliberate. No one was a leader in that group. So I’m a little embarrassed and it actually made me very frightened. I think the plaintiff just couldn’t prove what she alleged, so I think it was the right verdict. I just think the process was awful. I appreciate the juror in this case who insisted on his/her questions answered. But he got his answers from everybody who already had made up their minds. As did I. It’s a lot of info to have had to absorb and I felt the same way, like I needed to go through all of it again to make sure I understood well enough to come to a decision.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1 4/28/2021 1:32:40 PM (No. 769733)
The judge should not have allowed Felonius Floyd to testify during the trial. Felonius floyd should have ben allowed to testify during the sentencing phase only.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: clayusmcret 4/28/2021 2:26:02 PM (No. 769786)
"He's not guilty." "Who gives a flying fudge whether he's guilty or not? They're going to kill us if we find him not guilty!!" "But he's not guilty." "Fudge that!! He's either guilty or we're all dead!!!!"
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Reply 13 - Posted by: smokincol 4/28/2021 3:40:14 PM (No. 769840)
the boy just couldn't wait to get to the news and become famous
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Reply 14 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 4/28/2021 3:46:41 PM (No. 769847)
Yes, he hoped he would be picked to be on the jury 'cuz 'it was historic'....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: YorkieMom 4/28/2021 3:54:56 PM (No. 769856)
This juror should be embarrassed to show his ignorance. He evidently didn’t listen to anything the defense lawyer said and didn’t pay attention to the judge. Sounds like he voted based on Chauvin’s skin color.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 4/28/2021 4:24:11 PM (No. 769872)
It sounds like they didn't bother to discuss the case at all. What a pathetic group.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 4/28/2021 6:08:40 PM (No. 769944)
This juror had an agenda going in. And his mind was made up from the start. You can pick that up from his blather about the juror who wanted to slow things down. Re-read the last paragraph where he talks about jury duty. Juror 1 is a phony-baloney.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: NorthernDog 4/28/2021 7:01:49 PM (No. 769967)
Minneapolis voted nearly 90% Democrat in 2020. Officer Chauvin's ''peers'' are almost exclusively dyed-in-the-wool leftists and were itching to make history.
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