The Derek Chauvin trial is already off to a ‘racist’ and unfair start

Publishers note: Judge Peter Cahill is white and presiding over the trial. 7 jurors are white. 4 jurors are black. 2 mixed race Chauvin charged with second-degree ‘unintentional’ murder.
The court is saying Chauvin ‘unintentionally’ killed Chauvin before the trial even starts.

The first juror selected was a White man in his 20s or 30s who works as a chemist and said he has an analytical mind.

The second juror was a woman of color who appears to be in her 20s or 30s, according to a pool reporter’s observations in court. She said she was “super excited” about getting the jury questionnaire form.

The third juror selected was a White man in his 30s who works as an auditor.

The fourth juror selected was a Black man in his 30s or 40s who moved to the US 14 years ago and works in information technology. He said that he had a “somewhat negative” opinion of Chauvin, that he strongly disagreed with defunding the police and that police make him feel safe.

The fifth juror is a White woman in her 50s, according to the court. She said she has a “somewhat negative” impression of Chauvin, and believes there are biases against African Americans but not everyone in the system is bad. She said she felt empathy for Floyd as well as the officers because “at the end of the day I’m sure that the intention was not there for this to happen.”

The sixth juror chosen is a Black man in his 30s, according to the court, who said he had very favorable views of Black Lives Matter. He also said he thought Chauvin had “no intention” of harming anyone, but he said he could put that opinion aside in this case.

The seventh juror selected is a White woman in her 50s, according to the court. She had a “somewhat negative” impression of Chauvin and wrote she “got the impression he didn’t care about” Floyd.

The eighth juror selected is a Black man in his 40s, according to the court.

The ninth juror is a woman of multiple/mixed race in her 40s who said she has a “somewhat negative” opinion of Chauvin, but feels safe because of police in her neighborhood, the court said. The court initially incorrectly stated her race as White, but she identifies as multiple/mixed race.

The 10th juror is a White woman in her 50s who works as a nurse. She said police in her community make her feel safe, but she noted Black and minority people are not always treated fairly in the criminal justice system.

The 11th juror is a Black woman and grandmother in her 50s or 60s who once lived about 10 blocks from where Floyd died. She has a relative that is a Minneapolis Police officer, and said she somewhat agrees that Black people are not always treated fairly in the criminal justice system.

The 12th juror is a White woman in her 40s who works in commercial insurance. She has a healthy respect for police officers and a somewhat favorable opinion of Black Lives Matter.

The 13th juror is a White woman in her 50s. Until recently, she worked in customer service in a suburban business that was damaged in the unrest after Floyd’s death. She said she had a “somewhat negative” view of Chauvin, but generally trusts police and believes people who follow their instructions have nothing to fear.

Source: Derek Chauvin trial jury: What we know about the jurors selected so far – CNN