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Despite former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists are apparently not satisfied and want white people to pay.
Journalist Ami Horowitz was on the ground in Minneapolis as the jury announced their final verdict interviewing left-wing extremists.
“Burn the whole city down, what does it matter?” said one of the women interviewed. “I say burn the city down, ya know? So they can see that we’re here,” another woman said.
Another BLM avtivist said that Chauvin didn’t deserve a trial in the first place: “There shouldn’t even be a trial, he should be convicted just as is.”
One woman falsely claimed that “thousands” of unarmed black men were killed last year in the United States by the police. The actual number is 18.
Horowitz asked a younger woman if a civil war was necessary and she said “if that’s what it takes, then we have to do it.”
Two other women agreed.
The most extreme comment came from one BLM activist who suggested that white people need to feel the pain.
“I don’t want to say we need to start killing all white folks, but it’s like…” one of the extremists said.
“But…?” Horowitz questioned.
“Maybe they need to feel the pain and the hurt,” she added.
I went to the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis to speak with protesters. pic.twitter.com/G3zBJjAPDo
— Ami Horowitz (@AmiHorowitz) April 20, 2021
The jurors in the murder case against Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd reached a verdict on Monday night.
Chauvin, who was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter has been found guilty on all charges.
Politicians, mainly on the Democrat side of the aisle, have seized the Floyd case and used it as a soapbox to call for more police reform.
Then there was California Rep. Maxine Waters, who caused controversy when she called for protesters to be “more confrontational” if Chauvin was not found guilty of murder.
After the prosecution and defense gave their closing arguments in the case on the death of George Floyd, the judge in the case said that Waters’ comments made this weekend could be cause for an appeal.
Judge Peter A. Cahill absolutely scorched Waters in his response, in which he declined to declare a mistrial in the case.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” the judge said.
“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that’s disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” he said, adding that it is disrespectful to the “coequal branches of government.”
“Their failure to do so is abhorrent,” he said.
His comments came on Monday, after the comments by Waters were heard at a protest for Floyd and for Daunte Wright, who was also killed in a confrontation with police.
“I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that says guilty guilty guilty,” she “And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
When reporters asked what people should do if there was not a guilty verdict she said, “We’ve got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”