I ask that in light of the recent statements by BLM "activist" Maya Echols:
“If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced just know that all hell is going to break loose. Don’t be surprised when buildings are on fire.”
NEW – Maya Echols, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, threatened that cities will be “on fire” if Derek Chauvin is not convicted for the death of George Floyd.pic.twitter.com/r4xk3kuVW2
And what Liberals are defending this business of holding jury trials, rule of law, and all that jazz?
I guess if 'holding jury trials, rule of law', etc. is passé, so must be charging 'activists' with incitement to violence, which is a crime in most states and is a federal crime.ReplyDelete
Yeah...sounds like a specific threat of violence made by BLM to me.Delete
According to the DOJ burning buildings is not a crime, just a valid form of protest.ReplyDelete
geez, I seem to remember similar words from POTUS45 on Jan 6 - go up the Capitol and raise hell, set buildings on fire...oh, wait a minute, my bad, never mind (h/t to Emily Litella)ReplyDelete
I haven't followed the trial too closely, but from what I've seen here and there, it's being conducted like the tv show 'courts' with tons of drama and emotion oozing all over the floor. Unusual for a "real" trial....hahaReplyDelete
Yeah. The prosecution is leading with these bold quotable statements that grab the media headlines, then the statement gets shredded on cross and no one in the media notices.Delete
What the result is going to be is that if Chauvin is exonerated, it's going to be a complete surprise to anyone relying on the MSM to tell them how the trial was proceeding.
If only we could implement some common sense media/speech control - maybe the violence would decrease.Delete
Attorney Andrew Branca on LegalInsurrection.com posts excellent write-ups of the daily testimony. He also posts links to the testimony so you can watch for yourself. He says the case boils down to this: either Chauvin's knee killed Floyd or Floyd killed himself via fentanyl overdose -- and there's plenty of evidence it was the latter. Yesterday one of the State's own witnesses testified on cross-examination that he personally has used the neck restraint on a suspect for as long as it took paramedics to arrive. Chauvin's lawyer had the State's witnesses admit to several photos showing Chauvin's knee was on Floyd's shoulder blade, not his neck. And of course Floyd had 3 times the level of fentanyl for a fatal overdose.ReplyDelete
Part of the reason I'm not going through all this is because what is now known--beyond a doubt--makes it clear that Chauvin did not kill Floyd or even contribute to his death. That was made clear by the medical testimony that the prosecution tried to conceal.Delete
"Why Do We Bother With Trials?"ReplyDelete
According to Stalin, for the entertainment value.
Speaking of trials, I had a flash today and thought... What's up with Assange?ReplyDelete
Seems sometime in January when we were all hoping Trump would pardon him Assange won his extradition case against the US... That news got lost, to me anyways.
The US is appealing, some are hoping Biden drops it all together (fat chance there).
More info here... https://assangedefense.org/press-release/julian-assanges-extradition-appeals-process/
I'm still left wondering why Barr allowed the DOJ to go after this (yes I know Muller) and I'm also left wondering why Trump refused to pardon him.
Another set of circumstances that has never added up.
I did note the circs and A.'s win but, like you, wondered what it all meant. I was very disappointed in the lack of a pardon but believed this may have had to do with DoJ resistance. Knowing what we now know, Bluto would have been dead set on bagging Assange.Delete