MARTHA MACCALLUM (ANCHOR): We are waiting for a crucial decision from the judge in the Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. This man, Maurice Hall — who you’ll see in a second on the right-hand side of your screen. He was with George Floyd, he was in the car on May 25. They drove to Cup Foods. Remember we heard Floyd’s girlfriend testify that she didn’t like Maurice Hall. She believes he sold drugs to George Floyd. We are expecting a decision from the judge on whether Hall will be compelled to testify in this trial. He clearly knows what happened before the police arrived and what ensued in the struggle to arrest George Floyd. He also may know about — look at these pictures here — the pills that were found on the floor of Floyd’s car and then a partial pill that was found in the police car that Floyd was briefly in, all of which tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.
So did George Floyd die from the drugs in his system or the knee on his neck? That is the key question for the 12 members of this jury.
So what do you think is racist about that? Or a lie for that matter? The defense are going to argue that drugs were a major contributor to his death. If they manage to convince the jurors it could have a huge impact on their decision.
Now, I am not following the trial minute by minute, so perhaps you can add some context to substantiate the accusation, but off the bat that looks like pretty straight forward reporting.
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