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Kim Potter found guilty on both charges

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The former police officer, Kim Potter, was found guilty of both charges. Ist and 2nd degree manslaughter. The judge is speaking to the jury and has called them heroes. I don't know what to think, I don't think she has a good defense attorney. The judge said she is proud of the jury and says they should be proud of themselves as well. Bizarre to me.

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I don’t think she had a very good defense.
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Re: Kim Potter found guilty on both charges

Another surprise, did not think that would be the verdict.

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I thought she would be found guilty on count 2.

I don't think it's odd that the judge praised the jury. She was proud they perservered through the pandemic and then the addition of omicron and they did their civic duty.

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Re: Kim Potter found guilty on both charges

I thought it would be a hung jury.

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Having been married to a law enforcement officer and knowing what they put up with, I feel very badly for her.  If the man they were trying to arrest hadn't acted like a jerk, he'd be alive and Kim wouldn't have been on trial.  She has my sympathy; A tragic accident that could have been avoided.

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The judge doesn't like her. She is going to be taken into custody now without bail until sentencing in Jan or Feb. She has already put up $100k bail when she was first arrested. I think the way the judge feigned over the jury was a bit much, especially in front of the defendant. I think she should have been allowed to spend Christmas with her family before going to jail. Hasn't she already been in jail since April when this awful shooting took place? 

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@Duckncover wrote:

The judge doesn't like her. She is going to be taken into custody now without bail until sentencing in Jan or Feb. she has already put up $100k bail when she was first arrested. I think the way the judge feigned over the jury was a bit much, especially in front of the defendant. I think she should have been allowed to spend Christmas with her family before sentencing. 


If the situation were reversed and the kid accidentally killed her, would you feel the same?

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I would have voted with the jury.  I was expecting a hung jury.

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What makes you say the judge didn't like the defendant, @Duckncover?