No one in his right mind could have been surprised by the verdict in the Minneapolis trial of Officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. For 11 straight months cities have been burned, people have been murdered and billions of dollars of property damage have been caused by a national lynch mob determined to be its own judge, jury and executioner.
Headed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter and supported by every so-called “Civil Rights” organization, the Democrat Party and its malignant leadership — Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer — this lynch mob has been on the attack against law enforcement a decade and more.
Their threat, No “Justice” No Peace, is a threat that more cities will be attacked, more people will die — perhaps even Chauvin case jurors — if the verdicts they want aren’t delivered. This is a criminal movement with a criminal mission: to substitute its own vigilante justice for America’s justice.
On the eve of the Chauvin trial, the City of Minneapolis gave a $27 million settlement to the family of George Floyd — a career criminal and dangerous drug addict. The alleged crime was the wrongful death of Floyd. The settlement was made in advance of the evidence and of the trial. It was a blatant effort to put the authorities and taxpayers of Minneapolis in the camp of the lynch mob …
The speed of deliberation is a tell:
As soon as the formality of the trial was concluded, the verdict demanded by the lynch mob was delivered with lightning speed: Guilty on all charges — murder and manslaughter, even though the murder charge didn’t make any legal sense, unless you think arresting a drug addled forged check passer and illegal substance ingester is a felony in itself. Second degree murder involves a killing in the course of committing a felony, and nothing else.
The speed of the decision was itself evidence that the jury hadn’t deliberated or even considered any of the evidence presented in the trial, as to what actually caused Floyd’s death, whether Chauvin acted in accordance with the standard procedures of the Minneapolis Police Department, and therefore whether there was any malice or inhumane disregard for Floyd’s life involved in Chauvin’s actions. …
Anyone watching the actual testimony of witnesses and experts would know that the issues in the case were complex, technical and contested. It would have taken days if not weeks for an open-minded jury to determine whether Chauvin was guilty or not.
No one respectful of all the attention put on this case by experts and witnesses on both sides, would consider that the three contradictory charges could be lumped together. Only people frightened of disappointing the lynch mob could make that mistake. But the jury was uninterested in the evidence. …
Will appeasement work? Of course not. It will just encourage more demands.
The hope they all expressed was that this corrupt verdict would bring social peace. Justice be damned.
It won’t. For the Black Lives Matter and Antifa fascists the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. The lynch mob doesn’t give a damn about George Floyd or black lives. They haven’t got the slightest interest in the justice or injustice of any case, this one included.
Their attitude is: How can we use this case to advance our real agenda which is overthrowing the American political and economic system and instituting a totalitarian state? …
We won’t be able to stop these destroyers until we recognize that they regard us — America — as the criminals. They have no respect for us and our laws and institutions. They hate us.
One side in this fight still doesn’t recognize they are in a fight.
hat-tip Stephen Neil