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Van Jones reacts to Justice Department's police probe

CNN's Van Jones reacts to Attorney General Merrick Garland's announcement that the Justice Department has launched a federal civil investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd and the murder convictions for ex-cop Derek Chauvin.

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Judge calls out Rep. Waters for her comment to protesters

Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd, reacts to Rep. Maxine Waters' remarks where she called on protesters to "get more confrontational" if a no guilty verdict is reached.

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Chauvin's defense team has slender reed to cling to

As dramatic as the evidence has been in the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, the case could ultimately come down to cold, hard science. While Chauvin's defense team has argued that his actions did not medically cause Floyd's death, the prosecution thus far has cut through the noise and the medical jargon to make a compelling -- though not quite ironclad -- case arguing that Chauvin is, indeed, legally responsible for Floyd's death.

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Chauvin trial holds mirror up to police training

Most of the millions of people who have seen the awful video of the death of George Floyd under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin interpret that event as a murder. Under our democratic model of justice, validating this interpretation, even if it is held by millions, is difficult. It should be. It must be. An accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is foundational to a free society, and our adversarial system of trial is intended to promote the sacred presumption of innocence.

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Prosecutors are playing it smart in Derek Chauvin's trial

A lot of police officers have testified as witnesses in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. So many have testified, in fact, that one could easily come away from watching the trial believing that prosecutors are overdoing it, and that calling so many duplicative witnesses might actually backfire.

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Searing testimony in Chauvin trial may not be legally relevant. We still need to hear it

Not every piece of evidence presented in a criminal trial is relevant to its outcome. Over the course of the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin thus far, we have heard a number of witness statements that are irrelevant to the central legal matter at issue in the case: is Chauvin legally responsible, under Minnesota's murder statute, for the death of George Floyd?

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