Waters: Chauvin Must Be Found Guilty or We Take to the Streets

Waters: Chauvin Must Be Found Guilty or We Take to the Streets

April 19, 2021

Saturday evening outside the police station in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, unhinged race-monger Rep. Maxine Waters told demonstrators to take to the streets unless former police officer Derek Chauvin is convicted for murder in the death of George Floyd.

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said. “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, if nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice,” she said.

Chauvin faces three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. A conviction for the latter would not be enough, Waters said. The guilty verdict has to be for murder — which, she added, ought to be first-degree murder.

“I hope we are going to get a verdict that says ‘guilty, guilty, guilty.’ If we don’t, we cannot go away.” Asked what protesters should do if Chauvin is not convicted of murder, Waters 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 they know we mean business.”

Apart from the fact that a lawmaker blackmailing a jury for a verdict is unconscionable, her remarks are also, especially under these circumstances, unquestionably an incitement to violence — something Waters has encouraged before.

Chauvin case Judge Peter Cahill denounced Waters’ reprehensible comments as “disrespectful to the rule of law” and so egregious that they created grounds for possible appeal if Chauvin is convicted. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has stated that he will move to formally censure Waters, which would result in her being removed from her powerful position as chair of the Financial Services Committee.

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