Eyes on Minneapolis and Beyond
In what has become the new trial of the century one has to ask was it justice or vengeance? I don’t ask lightly but events leading up to and during the trial of Derek Chauvin a number of things happened that must be addressed.
Domestic terrorists such as Black Lives Matter and Democratic Representative Maxine Waters openly communicated direct threats of violence if the verdict was anything other than guilty. Even words coming from the White House out of the mouths of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all but thanked George Floyd for dying that day, as if he was a sacrifice upon the alter of common sense. This happened before the jury had been sequestered.
Without identifying those jurors nearly all had been following the events over the past year and many felt they could still be impartial. Some jurors had watched the video while others had even gone to the scene of the crime prior to being selected for jury duty.
The judge in the Chauvin trial condemned Maxine Waters for her comments inciting violence and set open the almost certainty of an appeal that could very well go all the way to SCOTUS.
While the death of George Floyd is certainly nothing to be celebrated, neither is the condemning of Derek Chauvin due primarily to the rantings and ravings of political posturing for the sake of votes.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t watch the trial, at all because it may very well have been a circus inside the courtroom. I did however watch a number of videos of the events leading up to the death of Mr. Floyd and I have read the official autopsy of his cause of death which was not as I expected after watching the videos. I also read some of the instructions given by the judge to the jury that if the death was caused by something other than the actions of Mr. Chauvin, he could not be found guilty.
With many groups protesting and having publicly intimidated the jury pool I’m not surprised by the guilty verdict or by those jumping on the democratic bandwagon condemning Derek Chauvin after the verdict was given.
I read statements by a respected public figure who said justice had been served and now we must begin to heal. I strongly disagree as America cannot heal when thugs and highwaymen attack the innocent; destroy public and private property and even assault law enforcement with impunity.
Justice will only come when lawlessness is stopped dead in its tracks and violators are held accountable and liable for their words and actions.
It is past time for the Biden DOJ to put a lid on the violence by policing up these criminals who threaten public order with weapons instead of focusing on restricting the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding citizens.
I’m reminded of a Hollywood western where the sheriff locks up a suspected bad guy and says something like “the judge will be here next week. We’ll give you a fair trial and then we’ll hang you”. That’s what happened with the Derek Chauvin trial being broadcast live from the courtroom and all the taunting, posturing and open threats of violence unless he got the “right” verdict.
In the next few days and weeks only time will tell. – I am the Real Truckmaster!