Black Leaders Warn Of Fallout If Derek Chauvin Acquitted: ‘We Will Not Go Away’
Multiple Black leaders involved in calls for reform are emphasizing the necessity that the former Minneapolis Police officer be convicted for George Floyd ’s death.
ToplineAs a verdict nears in the trial of Derek Chauvin amid renewed outrage over police killings, multiple Black leaders involved in calls for reformare emphasizing the necessity that the former Minneapolis Police officer be convicted for George Floyd’s death—and warning of the fallout if he is not.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins demonstrators in a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police... [+]station on April 17, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.Getty ImagesKey FactsCivil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the families of Floyd and Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old fatally shot by Minnesota police last week, told ABC News’s “This Week” the American legal system will have “once again … broken our hearts” if Chauvin is acquitted on murder and manslaughter charges.
“We cannot condone this inhumanity America, we cannot condone this evil that we saw on that video [of Floyd’s arrest],” Crump said during the Sunday morning interview, warning that if the trial’s outcome doesn’t set a new precedent, “people are going to continue having these emotional protests.” headtopics.com
Also speaking during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), who has beenworkingon a bipartisan policing reform bill, said she’s anticipating outrage if Chauvin is acquitted on all three counts, adding: “We’ve seen people get off with minimal sentences” in “too many of these cases.”
“I don’t think anyone in Minneapolis, frankly anyone in the U.S., and over a good part of the world, would understand any verdict other than guilty,” Bass said. This comes after fellow Calif. Rep. Maxine Waters (D), speaking at a Saturday night rally in Brooklyn Center, where Wright’s shooting has sparked nearly a week of protests, urged demonstrators to “get more active” and “more confrontational” if Chauvin isn’t found guilty of murder.
Chief Critic “We cannot let these killings continue,” Waters told a crowd of protesters. “If nothing does not happen, we know we’ve got to not only stay in the streets but we’ve got to fight for justice. But I am very hopeful... that we will get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty. If we do not, we will not go away.”
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lack mail That's an insane system. It's like picking 12 people off the street with spotless childhood. Or never to suffer depression. Good luck. Rightly so Not gonna happen. Enough are getting sick of blm bullshit and going to start pushing back, God help them when it happens... You believe one Guilty verdict will make up for Slavery, you're not playing with a full deck of cards, maybe 52 Jokers?
Arrest Maxine Waters as an insurrectionist! How are these clowns elected Why isn’t she BANNED from TWITTER or Facebook for inciting violence? Continue the Democrats allowed double standards This is the hour for the LORD to speak to your heart that separate from the world and begin to focus on the coming Kingdom that lasts forever. MidNightHourRevival