‘INCITING VIOLENCE’ AND THE CHAUVIN TRIAL
Update: The National Guard has now been deployed, meanwhile the Biden Administration is deciding how to handle the outcome of this trial. Among the decisions, the White House is deliberating is whether or not to deploy specially trained community facilitators from the Justice Department. . . .
Derek Chauvin’s fate moved to the jury yesterday as they began deliberations after closing arguments. What will happen next? California Rep. Maxine Waters made the headlines over the weekend joining demonstrations in Minnesota. We have compiled key excerpts about her strong rhetoric in an already charged environment. We also included a breakdown of the charges against Chauvin.
Waters was captured on video discussing what the reaction of the public should be next week, in the event the jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial returns anything other than a guilty verdict on the charge of murder that has been made against him. Here is what she had to say on the subject:
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021
The First Degree Murder statute in Minnesota covers the following intentional acts of killing another person:
(a) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of murder in the first degree and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for life:
(1) causes the death of a human being with premeditation and with intent to effect the death of the person or of another;
(2) causes the death of a human being while committing or attempting to commit criminal sexual conduct…;
(3) causes the death of a human being with intent to effect the death of the person or another, while committing or attempting to commit burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, arson, a drive-by shooting, tampering with a witness, escape from custody, or any felony involving the unlawful sale of a controlled substance;
(4) causes the death of a peace officer, prosecuting attorney, judge, or a guard employed at a Minnesota state or local correctional facility, with intent to effect the death of that person while the person is engaged in the performance of official duties;
(5) causes the death of a minor while committing child abuse…;
(6) causes the death of a human being while committing domestic abuse…;
(7) causes the death of a human being while committing, conspiring to commit, or attempting to commit a felony crime to further terrorism and the death occurs under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life.
The Minnesota Legislature has limited First Degree Murder to killings involving premeditation, criminal sex offense, a dangerous felony, a peace officer or judge engaged in the performance of their duties, while committing child abuse, while committing domestic abuse, and in the commission of an act of terrorism. . . .
It should not be overlooked that Waters made it clear by her comments that anything other than a conviction of Chauvin for murder is not acceptable.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets.”
“We’ve got to not only stay in the streets, but we’ve got to fight for justice.”
“I hope that we’ll get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty.”
“Oh no, not manslaughter, this is guilty for murder … as far as I’m concerned it is first degree.”
“We’ve got to get more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.” . . .
Waters is not prepared to accept any verdict other than a guilty verdict on the murder count, even though the trial was kept in Hennepin County because it is the most racially diverse county in Minnesota, and local activists demanded that the jury be held in a place where the likelihood of having black jurors was the greatest.
Hennepin County voted between 62% and 65% for each Democrat candidate for President between 2008 and 2016, and then voted 70% for Joe Biden — allegedly.
But Waters claims any verdict by the jury other than guilty — after three weeks of trial evidence where the State of Minnesota was able to put before the Jury everything it had on Derek Chauvin — is a reason to stay in the streets and get “more confrontational.” . . .
The House GOP leader on Sunday urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to take action against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this week for “inciting violence” in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, over the weekend.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that if the House speaker doesn’t “act against this dangerous rhetoric,” he will take action against the Democratic lawmaker for her remarks at a demonstration in the city following the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11. . . .
What do you think of Maxine Water’s comments? Discuss and share your prayers in the comments below!
(Excerpt from Redstate, The Epoch Times. Article by . Photo Credit: Getty Images.)
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