By Wayne Allyn Root
Stop lying. Stop insulting our intelligence. I may have been born yesterday, but I wasn’t born in the past 15 minutes. I’m an adult. I know when I’m being conned. Here’s what really happened at the Derek Chauvin Trial…
A Guilty Man was Railroaded.
The guilty man I’m referring to is Derek Chauvin. I’m no fan of that former police officer. He’s clearly a bad guy. A bully. At some point with his knee on George Floyd’s neck, he passed the line no cop should ever pass. Nobody should ever keep their knee on anyone’s neck and impede their breathing for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.
On the other hand, George Floyd was no hero. He was a lifelong criminal, had just committed another crime, was resisting arrest and his body was filled with enough fentanyl to choke a horse. I have no sympathy for criminals, or drug addicts. And I always support cops. I appreciate the courage it takes to do their job. I think cops are heroes. So, it pains me to say it, but Derek Chauvin went too far that day.
But stop lying. Stop saying “justice was done.” Stop calling it a “fair trial.” It was more like a Soviet “show trial.” There was nothing “fair” about it. The outcome was predetermined by BLM and the liberal media before the trial ever started. It wasn’t based on justice, it was based on “mob justice.”
That jury was always going to convict Derek Chauvin of all charges. Because it was THEIR lives on the line. They all knew if they acquitted Chauvin, or convicted him of lesser charges, they may have never made it home. That courthouse may have burned with them inside it. Or they’d have to leave that courthouse wearing bullet proof vests, escorted home by SWAT and National Guard.
By the time they made it home, their names and addresses would have been leaked by BLM, Antifa, or Maxine Waters. An outraged President Biden would have made it clear they were all evil people, racists, and “white supremacists.” LeBron James would have tweeted out their photos. Angry, violent mobs would have surrounded their homes.
And of course, America would have burned. Minneapolis would look like Hiroshima right now. So would New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and most major cities. The jurors would be blamed. They’re lives would effectively be over.
At a best-case scenario, none of these jurors would ever work again. No company could afford to keep them employed. Their children’s lives at school would be ruined. They’d need police cars stationed outside their homes, day and night. They’d never be safe again.
Sorry, but that’s not a “fair trial.” Derek Chauvin, bully or not, bad guy or not, guilty or not, never had a fair shot.
If all of that wasn’t enough to poison the well, Congresswoman Maxine Waters made sure everyone knew the country would be burned down with her approval. Then President Biden all but announced he was praying for a guilty verdict. Not too much pressure on the jurors, huh?
No folks, those jurors were not basing the verdict on “evidence” or “justice.” They were fighting for their survival. They were trying to avoid tar and feather and the third rail.
And even though Chauvin should now have the best grounds in history for appeal and overturning his conviction, it will never happen. No judge will ever overturn his conviction for the exact same reasons. No judge wants to face a violent BLM mob, or threats to their family, or the whole country burning because of their decision.
This is America 2021. Mob justice rules. Police can’t do their jobs anymore. They’ve got to be paralyzed with fear. They’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t. They must be afraid to get out of their cars. It’s no surprise they’re retiring and quitting in record numbers. They know no police officer can ever get a fair trial ever again.
The next time you call police in an emergency, understand why they may not be coming. There may not be any policemen left.
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