Renowned defense attorney predicts that Chauvin’s guilty verdict will be overturned

Alan Dershowitz, the well-known defense attorney and Harvard Law School professor emeritus, is predicting that the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case will be reversed on appeal, Breitbart reports

Dershowitz’s comments came on Tuesday during an interview with Newsmax.

On that same day, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd during the process of arresting him was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Many on the left are celebrating the decision, calling it justice. Dershowitz, however, who is also a liberal, is less sure about the outcome of the trial.

“Outside influence”

Those who have followed the Chauvin case recently will know that members of the political left, including Democrats in Congress, have been threatening dire consequences if Chauvin was not found guilty.

According to Dershowitz, this is the exact sort of behavior that could lead to the guilty verdict being overturned.

“What was done to George Floyd by Officer Chauvin was inexcusable, morally,” Dershowitz said. “But the verdict is very questionable, because of the outside influences of people like Al Sharpton, and people like [Rep.] Maxine Waters [D-CA].”

Dershowitz continued: “Their threats and intimidation, and hanging the sword of Damocles over the jury, and basically saying if you don’t convict on the murder charge, on all the charges, the cities will burn, the country will be destroyed, seeped into the jury room because the judge made a terrible mistake by not sequestering the jury. ”

“It should be reversed”

Dershowitz noted during his interview with Newsmax that the judge in the Chauvin case opined that the case might be reversed on appeal as a result of this outside influence.

Dershowitz said that he agreed, but went a step further. Dershowitz said that he thinks the case “should be reversed on appeal.”

“Every juror in that room knew about those threats,” Dershowitz said. “And when they sit and deliberate, they have to be saying to themselves, consciously or unconsciously, if I were to render a verdict other than a murder verdict, what the consequences will be, for me, and my family, my friends, my business. That should never, ever, bellowed to seep into a jury room.”

Dershowitz concluded by saying that he has “no real confidence that this verdict was produced by due process and the rule of law, rather than the influence of the crowd.” And, he predicted that the case would end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, which is where he said there is the “best possibility” that it will be overturned.

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  1. Shouldn’t Maxine Waters be arrested? Crossing State lines with the intent to incite violence is a crime. Remember the Chicago 7?

    1. Maxine waters, pelosi, biden, every single BLM leaders and follower, every single antifa member should all be arrested for jury tempering and black mail.

    2. No law applies to liberals, law breakers and the mob. They run the country and our justice system. America is doomed unless sane people unite and stand up offensively to the bullying going on.

  2. Maxine Waters has no business going to Minnesota. She does not live in Minnesota. She volunteered to help the riots. She is so wrong. She should be investigating immediately. She needs to be in prison for creating her own fault and her own actions. Minnesota residents and the government should file criminal charges against Waters. Nancy Pelosi as well. There are a lot of witnesses go against them two. Minnesota residents have a good case against her right now and win. Maxine Waters has a serious problem effect on her own racist. If Waters ever come to Texas, which does not live in Texas. I would put her in jail immediately. Wake up congress and governments, its times to start doing your job and make it right once for all. We are American peoples. Get this crazy Waters and Pelosi lock them up before they start their next plans like they alway do.

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  4. I most definitely believe the verdict should be overturned. All these threats backfired because not all the people can be intimidated by a bunch of stupid threats.

  5. Between Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton and the POTUS this verdict should be overturned and a mistrial declared. The jury was not sequestered and heard all the threats and intimidation during and before the trial. They must have all been petrified to rule anything but guilty for fear of their lives, their homes and the lives of their families.

  6. Totally agree with the verdict of mistrial. Anytime you have such
    outside interference, the jury panel cannot help but be influenced or intimidated. I still firmly believe there
    is more to this story than what we have heard so far.

  7. I agree: there should be an appeal or mistrial ; the jury was threatened by Waters,Sharpton, & the mob;& the jury should be changed & sequestered.

  8. “ABSOLUTELY MUST BE APPEALED”
    I agree with statements made here & also say waters, sharpton and any others whom threatened this case should be dealt with legally! Again more left bs & nothing will happen in my opinion but if it is appealed & there is any loss of life or destruction of private property then it is time America!
    I also believe as a jurist they should have been sequestered so again another judge in our legal system making bad decision, was he liberal!
    To wrap it up the commie dems won’t allow anything to come of these people making comments & as far as the threats to burning down cities etc, I believe the American Patriots will not stand for this crap anymore, time to stop these crimes of destruction by these “terrorists” they are NOT demonstrators folks.
    Thanks

  9. We have poor leadership in DC for elected officials to be inciting violence. Any of them doing it need to be arrested and removed from Congress, never able to run again. Take their power and money away.
    This is what is dividing our country.
    I say a vote of no confidence in our leadership.

  10. This threat of intimidation by social rabble must be met with uncompromising courage to render the verdict of truth – regardless of the future consequences. If not, the concept of innocence must be forever stricken from our justice system.

  11. The liberals get their way through mob rule. If you are conservative or are Christian, they openly call you out for mobs to hunt you down. This is condoned and encouraged by every Democrat.

  12. The verdict should be overturned. The blame can then be laid right where it should be namely at the feet of MAD MORON Maxine’s feet. The Prosecution screwed up when they allowed the family’s hand picked doctor say that Floyd was suffocated when it was drug abuse and bad habits that killed him. That alone should get the case retried. The video showed clearly Floyd declaring he could not breathe even before he was even in cuffs.

  13. lol,like all the rest have been,whe hell freezes over,gets worse with time & nothing done yet.

  14. Congress voted not to censure Waters, but the DOJ SHOULD bring charges against her ! What she has been doing is criminal. Have her removed !

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