Oralloy says Chauvin had no choice but to stay on Floyd. Because, he says, he couldn’t be sure Floyd wouldn’t start resisting as soon as he stopped applying pressure.
So let me ask this: Has anyone ever seen or heard of anyone starting to fight back again, after being without a pulse for several minutes?
I did come up with one example of this happening - when someone who doesn’t have a pulse for several minutes comes roaring back to life. It’s in ******* monster movies.
Like, Jason gets shot or stabbed and slumps lifeless, and the audience heaves a sigh of relief. Then suddenly he’s back up again - threatening to chop you to pieces.
Or in thrillers like Fatal Attraction. The crazy stalker-lady gets held underwater until she exhaled her last breath and slumps lifeless. and gushes blood as she slumps lifeless. Then she jumps back up, screaming and swinging her butcher knife.
That’s where you can see a dead person continue to pose a threat- in scary movies. And that’s exactly what the defense is trying to make George Floyd- a scary monster. Not a man who got the breath and the life squeezed out of him.
The hell if it is though, they’re not just trying to paint him like some superhuman beast with the power to resurrect himself and threaten four armed police who have every physical advantage.
No, they’re far too clever for that. The other part of their defense is that Floyd was so damaged and frail from all the drugs and hypertension and bad heart that he just died on his own. And that he would have died that day anyway.
So, either he had to be held down while lifeless for several minutes because hey, you never know about these drugged-up, superhuman negroes.
Or, holding him down had nothing to do with anything - because he would have died anyway because he was so frail and damaged.
Makes perfect sense.
My ass it does.