On April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty last month of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
On the day before the jurors reached their decision on the Chauvin case, the judge told the court that Rep. Maxine Waters could’ve handed a mistrial to the defense in an appeal of his case after she called on violent BLM/Antifa protesters to become more confrontational, to stay on the streets, and not to accept anything less than a murder conviction for Chauvin.
Since his conviction, many legal experts have warned that Chauvin
An interview with an alternate juror named Lisa Christensen, who lives in Brooklyn Center, provided some insight into the courtroom dynamics.
In her interview she admitted that the fear of “riots” would have swayed her decision if she did serve on the jury.
Now, a previous photo of Brandon Mitchell, another juror who sat on the Chauvin trial has been revealed showing him attending a MLK rally in Washington DC last summer, wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt with the word, “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks!”
Mitchell told WCCO he was there to take part in a voter registration rally, not to protest — and that he was an unbiased juror.
“It was huge to get people geared for voter turnout, so being a part of that, being able to attend, you know, the same location where Martin Luther King gave his speech was a historic moment,” Mitchell said. “Either way, I was going to D.C. for this event, even if George Floyd was still alive.”
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