Tag: Trial

Could Chauvin have been stopped from killing George Floyd?

A Quickie: The Image of Officer Derek Chauvin on George Floyd’s Neck Haunts Me


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I find it too upsetting to think about the murder of George Floyd for too long. It was just horrifically brutal. There was a casual deliberate depravity displayed by Chauvin over those nine minutes. But, at the same time, discussing it helps exorcise those ghosts.

Why do we feel so bad after the impeachment acquittal?

The Peak-End Theory Explains Our Experience of the Impeachment Acquittal


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We had the most successful impeachment trial in our history! We had SEVEN Republican Senators vote for conviction! The Impeachment Managers demonstrated Trump’s guilt in no uncertain terms. MqQonnell said he was guilty even though he voted for acquittal. Most of the American people think he was guilty. Then, why do we feel so bad about it? The peak-end experience explains it all.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


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The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

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