Last night – the night before George Floyd’s funeral – the lawyer for fired officer and current defendant Thomas Lane, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that if the bystanders were so outraged by what they witnessed… they should have stepped in and helped him themselves.
“All these people say why didn’t my client intercede… well, if the public is there and they’re so in an uproar about this, they didn’t intercede either,” Earl Gray said. “And my client’s down where he can’t really see.”
Cuomo responded that Lane had a “fine view” of Chauvin pressing against Floyd’s neck and wondered about Gray’s suggestion that members of the public could physically confront four armed police officers and save Floyd.
“Don’t you think that’s asking a little much of civilians and a little too little of your client?” Cuomo asked.
“Absolutely, I’m not… I just brought that up,” Gray replied.
The attorney for one of the officer's charged in George Floyd's death says that if the public is so concerned about Floyd's death, why didn't any citizen witnessing the incident intervene. What?!! pic.twitter.com/JzTBzCZSOB— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) June 9, 2020
Sometimes…. sometimes Chris Cuomo goes too far with his “both sides-ism.” I don’t know that we always need to hear from the villains in these stories…