Disclose.tv put out a warning on TikTok on Tuesday from Maya Echols, who is a “prominent” Black Lives Matter activist. This woman “threatened that cities will be “on fire” if [former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin] is not convicted for the death of George Floyd.”
In the video below, Echols tells her followers, “If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose. Don’t be surprised when buildings are on fire. Just sayin.”
“Justice” apparently now means people riot in the street if they don’t get the conviction that they want…😳 pic.twitter.com/yeZ62Y6fWN
— Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) April 5, 2021
We don’t need Echols, who by the way is a model with IMG Worldwide, to tell us that.
Still, cities should be prepared in case there are people sitting on that jury who are able to wade through the emotional testimony that prosecutors have so carefully prepared, and see the truth. I don’t expect that to happen, but it’s a possibility.
Interestingly, last month, a Hennepin County, Minnesota judge reinstated the charge of 3rd-degree murder against Chauvin.
This was actually the initial charge in his case. However, following enormous public outrage, including that from the highly partisan Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, the charge was upgraded to 2nd-degree murder and a charge of 2nd-degree manslaughter was added.
Ellison issued a statement at that time which read: “The charge of 3rd-degree murder, in addition to manslaughter and felony murder, reflects the gravity of the allegations against Mr. Chauvin. We look forward to presenting all three charges to the jury.” [Emphasis mine.]
To the contrary, the addition, or more accurately the adding back of the original, lesser charge, at least as I see it, signals that prosecutors are less sure of their case than they let on.
If prosecutors added 1st degree murder or manslaughter charges, that would reflect the gravity of the situation.
Cities will probably burn even if Chauvin is convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter or 3rd degree murder. Maybe even if he’s convicted of 2nd degree murder.
Rioting appears to be sport for the folks at Black Lives Matter – just a big party where they even get to burn stuff and if they’re lucky, come away with some nice merchandise too.