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Black Lives Matter activist Maya Echols, who is also a signed model with IMG Worldwide, is putting out quite the threat on social media.
In a video that was posted to Tik-Tok, Echols declares that “cities will burn” if former police officer Derek Chauvin is not convicted in the death of George Floyd.
Echols says, “All hell is going to break loose!”
Echols added: “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
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In another recent TikTok video from Echols, the model boasts of her “Black Lives Matter” face mask that she likes to wear at her grocery store in a “predominantly white” neighborhood. Echols claims “conservatives” give her dirty looks for the mask, and bragged that she stares them down and looks “down on them” since she’s usually taller and “they’re not gonna say anything to me,” according to Daily Wire.
“My new favorite guilty pleasure is going to the grocery store with this mask on,” she starts the video, taking off her “Black Lives Matter” mask. “I live in a predominately white area …. and the looks I get from these conservatives are crazy, like y’all would be shocked. Like, the death stares I get. It’s so funny to me, though.”
“Like, I get so much pleasure out of seeing somebody upset because I’m saying my life matters,” Echols continues. “Like, it makes me laugh. And then I just look at them dead in their face, and usually I’m taller than them, so I just look down at them, and I look them in their eyes, ’cause they’re not gonna say anything to me.”
Why is it that Black Lives Matter activists always immediately resort to violence and burning down buildings in communities?
Chauvin’s high-profile murder trial began last week and is expected to last a month.
He’s accused of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death.
According to the Associated Press, there is a concern as to whether Chauvin can get a fair trial with pressure on jurors and “with some potentially fearing the consequences to the city and country should they reach a verdict others oppose.”
More from the AP:
A high fence installed around the courthouse for the trial is a daily reminder for jurors of security concerns. On some days, protesters gathered just beyond it, holding signs that read, “Convict Derek Chauvin” and “The World Is Watching.”
Jurors are well aware that Floyd’s death led to months of protests in Minneapolis and cities nationwide. They’re aware, too, that thieves took advantage of demonstrations to break into, ransack and sometimes burn down stores. […]
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Numerous people expressed unease about serving on the panel for Chauvin’s trial during the more than two weeks of jury selection. At least one who became teary-eyed was excused, as were others who were visibly unnerved.
A Black man in his 30s who was ultimately put on the jury wrote on a questionnaire that the Chauvin trial was the biggest case of his lifetime.
And he added: “I would love to be a part of it.”
Seems fair, right?