Things didn’t quite go as planned on Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday when a former New York City deputy sheriff and corrections officer, Ed Gavin, joined the show to talk about the guilty verdict in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd last summer.
Carlson, who on Monday said the media was “lynching” Chauvin, opened the show Tuesday night by claiming the jury only voted to convict because they were scared. He also questioned if we can “trust the way this decision was made.” Gavin, on the other hand, praised the verdict, which led to a more confrontational interview than either had likely anticipated.
“That was clearly an excessive, unjustified use of force. I think the verdict was just,” Gavin said. “I think we had documentary evidence, we had testimonial evidence, and it was an open and shut case. But moving forward, what we need to do, in my opinion, is we need to have…” “How about enforce the law? Do we need to do that?” Carlson interrupted before proceeding to trash the police. “Let’s say people are going through the windows of Macy’s and the cops are just standing there. Do they resign because obviously their honor is being violated, but they are not doing anything about it, when do they start doing something about protecting everyone else, not just George Floyd?”
‘What we saw in that video was pure savagery’
Carlson has spent months casting doubt on how exactly Floyd died, but very early in the interview, Gavin left no doubt.
“Let’s face it, what we saw in that video was pure savagery,” Gavin said. “I mean, the documentary evidence showed the police officer putting his knee on the perpetrator’s neck while he was rear-cuffed and his stomach was on the ground, …read more