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On the 6th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding the George Floyd murder case. On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd tragically died after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video in which this encounter was captured spread around the world and sparked riots in many cities across the United States. Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck and has been charged with murder. It seems like an easy “guilty” verdict, right? Well, it might not be as clear as you may think.
What actually are the legal charges in this case? What consequences could Derek Chauvin be facing? Why may the prosecutors be facing an uphill battle? We’ll examine these and other questions in this episode of Current Events!
Here are the key vocabulary:
to charge someone
to take the stand
beyond a reasonable doubt
to be greenlit
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