I wonder was it really necessary for Chauvin to place his knee across Floyd's neck area, I'm sure placing his knee across the top of his shoulders would have worked as well. - I think we've been through this issue earlier in the thread. Chauvin had his knee on different parts of Floyd's anatomy at different times.
And seeing how we're wondering what was necessary, I have one of my own: was it really necessary for George Floyd to resist arrest and refuse to get in the cop car?
Back to the verdict - I accept it.
If I was on the jury, knowing what I know, I probably would've acquitted Chauvin on the first two counts but found him guilty of the third charge (manslaughter) but I'm not in possession of all the facts of the case.
One thing I hope: I hope BLM and other sjw tossers don't weaponise this case to lead to police 'reform'. The police must be able to use force during their duty, including potentially lethal force.
The only lesson one can draw from this case is this: US citizens - live within the law and comply with police officers.