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  1. I looked at the video at the beginning of this thread. Floyd may have been lying about claustrophobia or it may have been genuine. It certainly does not look at all like opioid overdose as anyone who has seen Narcan videos from Vancouver knows. For whatever reason(s), Floyd looks highly agitated. I have no reason to change my opinion on cause of death here.
  2. I’m going on the visual and chemical evidence I have seen already of the actual death, none of which supports fentanyl or any opioid intoxication. In this other evidence you speak of, has the respiratory rate etc. been assessed? As several experts pointed out during the trial, in fentanyl fatalities one would expect a low respiratory rate before death and probably diminished consciousness, possibly snoring. A person about to die from fentanyl poisoning lacks respiratory drive which is why they die. They are not aware of their hypoxia unlike a person being choked who struggles frantically in the initial stages.
  3. Floyd wasn’t behaving like somebody about to stop breathing from fentanyl poisoning.
  4. Where is the evidence supporting a fatal fentanyl level? Dr. Martin Tobin’s analysis of the video led him to conclude that fentanyl was not a significant factor in death here.
  5. This sort of thing is just daft: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/17/us/police-air-fresheners.html?referringSource=articleShare At the very least, the US needs federal standards on policing (if any exist, they need to be greatly improved) and a federal register of law-enforcement officers to track and root out bad apples. There seems to be a chaotic approach to this at the moment.
  6. Actually, that was a typo on my part. It should have read: Making a serious mistake that leads to another person’s death may be considered accidental and can lead to criminal prosecution.
  7. Making a serious mistake that leads to another person’s death may be considered accidental and can lead to criminal prosecution. Anybody who intends to drive in the UK should know that driving on the wrong side of the road over there and killing somebody may lead to conviction and potentially a prison sentence or some type of community service. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/18870459.wrong-way-fatal-crash-driver-caroline-bourgois-emmet-admonished/ Caroline Emmet would have been far less familiar with driving in the UK than the 26 year police veteran Potter was with the difference between a taser and gun. Same in NZ: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395673/family-of-man-killed-by-driver-in-wrong-side-of-road-say-sentence-not-enough
  8. Actually, it’s easy to notice both. Mass-killings are a bizarre aspect of American life that the people down there seem to accept.
  9. On the mass-killing front, though, the US is an outlier. It has become a feature of their culture that they seem unable to do anything about.
  10. That’s not Covid’s risk for me. Don’t forget morbidity either.
  11. I would take AZ today if I could. The benefits far outweigh the risks for me. I do understand why governments are concerned by VIPIT, a potentially fatal condition that seems to be caused by the vaccine, and would want to protect healthy young people from it. Any time I get in a car I’m taking on risk. Life is full of such decisions but we don’t consider most of them.
  12. Phenomenas? That’s a word I fear whose time is fast approaching. Like criterion, and bacterium for that matter, phenomenon is doomed. It’s surprising that people still speak of rhododendrons.
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