If there is an acquittal and those cops get off scott free without any charges being laid, expect riots in the streets once again.
Exactly. It’s more about a perceived wrong, rather than an actual crime. So, feelings over facts. Otherwise - foolhardy. That’s really not justice.
Officers are charged with the well-being of suspects in their custody - true. But those rules are always qualified, as was brought out during the trial. Officers should take care *if circumstances allow*, or *if reasonable*, etc. The context matters. He had been resisting. He had been making excuses and lying, he had been going into fits, he was on something, the crowds were hostile. That translates into a reasonable officer at the time, in the situation, making a decision. The prosecution’s use-of-force expert said, under those conditions, it would have been reasonable to just tase him, which is a greater use of force. Technically Chauvin held back.