Chauvin Trial Wrap-up: Anarcho-Tyranny and the Plea Regime

The American Sun

The media largely stopped reporting on the Chauvin story months ago, after the jury verdict was announced. The result of the show trial was never much in doubt. The only intrigue about the trial arose about whether the prosecutors would mess it up. To their credit, they did. There were multiple grounds for a mistrial.

Just one example: On the last day of trial, the prosecutor recalled one of its expert witnesses to rebut some of the claims made by the defense’s experts about the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. The State was given ample warning of everything the defense’s expert was going to say months earlier but, in its brash incompetence, failed to address the carbon monoxide issue. Judge Cahill warned the prosecutors that they were not to inquire into the issue, as they had been adequately put on notice, and they had neglected to cross-examine the expert during…

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