A political commentator for CNN and avowed communist, Van Jones said Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that if Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, isn’t found guilty of killing George Floyd, America will find itself in a “dangerous position as a country.” Let’s be honest. There will be riots regardless of the outcome of the trial and the Democrats who run Minneapolis will let it happen again.
That’s pretty much because of people like Van Jones and Chris Cuomo. They are supposed to be news people, and yet the overwhelming majority of Americans heard the arguments made by the Defense Counsel during yesterday’s opening of the Floyd trial for the first time. That is an indictment of the news industry of America. Instead, they are together sending out threats to the jurors and dog whistles to rioters. CNN is extremely irresponsible in this regard.
The news media, including Fake News like CNN, are supposed to give both sides of a story and let the viewers decide for themselves. But CNN, and most of the mainstream news media today, do not believe there is another side of most stories they report. Instead of being real journalists, the people today who sit at news desks drinking from their coffee mugs with corporate logos emblazoned on them are left-wing activists who only see one side of an issue and it always leans Left.
There are rarely any journalists left who know how to be a journalist, and that is what a dangerous position our country is in today. Our news media has failed us miserably and now, even with evidence that shows it’s not the case, most of America believes that the former Minneapolis cops murdered George Floyd.
Jones said, “Everybody I’m talking to are frustrated, re-triggered, re-traumatized. Seeing that video, seeing the complete contempt for life. You have a generation of African-Americans and their allies, I’m talking this entire young generation that is watching this to see if America, listen, the system is on trial here. The system is on trial. And I can’t tell you, people have tried to push away from this, move on from this. Today brought it all back home for tens of millions of people. And if this is considered legal conduct from a police officer, if you can do this in broad daylight and not go to jail, it will be perceived as open season, telling police officers from coast to coast you can literally get away with murder in broad daylight. So, this was, I think. Today was a brutal day for the people who were able to watch. A lot of people weren’t even able to watch. They said, I just can’t even put myself through it again.”
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why I think Chauvin will not be found guilty of the charges, possibly one of the lesser. It’s because what he did at the scene of Floyd’s death does not match the actual statutes, and unless the jury is Woke, he should be found not guilty. I know it sucks that he died, but George Floyd killed George Floyd and you would know that if our news media hadn’t died years ago.
He went on, “This is the system on trial for a generation. And, you know, listen, you can ask any of the people who have been marching out here in the middle of a pandemic, this is going to be there will be half a billion people watching when the verdict comes out.”
It sounds to me like Van Jones himself finally heard the defense’s arguments based on the facts, and he’s afraid his team is going to lose. It’s terrible that George Floyd died, as it is when anyone dies. But what happened to Floyd is because of what he did to himself. For example, Fake News outlets never told you that Mr. Floyd had enough Fentanyl in his system that he would have died later in his home. On top of that, you didn’t know that Floyd also had methamphetamine in his system; he had an underlying heart condition, and he had COVID.
I guarantee Fake News didn’t point out to you the glaring inaccuracies given by the prosecutor during his opening statement yesterday. Like when he said Chauvin had his arm around Floyd’s neck when Floyd was resisting arrest inside the police vehicle yet there is no video that I’ve seen of Chauvin doing that. The prosecutor kept making it out as if the coroner’s report said that Floyd died as a direct result of Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, even though we all know by now that the original coroner’s report said he died of a Fentanyl overdose and was later changed when the Woke politicians got involved. They had a country to destroy and they couldn’t let a good crisis go to waste.
The Fake News never told you that Minneapolis police officers all go through the same training program, and part of that training is how to place your knee on the neck of a suspect you have on the ground that is not cooperating. Officer cadets lie down on the ground while someone places their knee on their neck while other cadets hold down their legs. They do this so that the officers know what it’s like. It does not cut off a person’s airway, and it certainly didn’t kill George Floyd. A real news media would have informed the American people of that information.
Jones added, “You’re putting us in a very dangerous situation when you do that because what you’re now saying is it doesn’t matter if you follow the rules. We are still going to come and get you. Once you have 40 million people in the country who, no matter what we do, we break the law, we get in trouble. We follow the law. We get in trouble. No matter what we do, you are not going to accept us, then what do we have here? You’ve got a potential time bomb on both sides. And I think on the other side, what I’m seeing is we talk a lot about white rage, white anger, the angry white man. There’s some white grief that hasn’t been talked about. This country is changing in ways that a bunch of white folks did not sign up for, didn’t expect, and don’t know what to do with. So, a lot of this rage is unprocessed grief that we need to be able to talk about. No. We are not going to back off. It is true. It may be the fact that your grandkids may not look like your grandparents. This country is changing. But it can be a greater country as a result. We need these white voters who are supporting Republicans doing stuff that they know is wrong need to be called to a higher purpose. The Republican Party, which used to be the party of Lincoln, should not be the party of Steve Bannon and all these terrible ideas. There’s no reason for it. So, you got fear on one side, grief on the other side, and the clock is ticking. I’m going to tell you right now, these bills that are being passed to chop us off at the voting block and juries coming out saying it’s okay to kill us are putting us in a dangerous position as a country and as America.”
After the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, the riots began. And though those riots remained about George Floyd in principle in spirit they quickly turned into Marxist events that Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter and anarchist groups like ANTIFA took full advantage of for their causes. The Democrats took advantage of it for their own causes as well. Remember, never let a good crisis go to waste. Throughout the summer of 2020, Democrat governors and especially mayors turned a blind eye to the riots that were ravaging many of their cities. Many of them pushed to defund the police and in some insane decisions to abolish the entire police department and replace it with ridiculous notions like public social workers. They did this mostly out of fear of the Woke Supremacy mob that was ravaging their cities. They didn’t want to get lumped in with police or even with what became known as the systemic white power structure of America. So they bowed down to the demands of the violent mobs, and some cities actually started voting to defund their police departments.
So, progressive politicians followed through with defunding police either in whole or in part. We saw the ramifications of such actions taken by Democrats who cared more about appeasing the mob than protecting the very constituents they were charged with protecting. For example, in New York City they got rid of the NYPD’s Anti-Crime Unit. That blunder by Mayor Bill de Blasio caused a 205 percent spike in crime in the Big Apple.
Besides New York City and Minneapolis and others, Los Angeles was hit by the cowardice of Democrat leadership that also caved to the violent mobs, and the result was also devastating.
In January and February 2021, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers have responded to 88 percent more reports of shots being fired than at the same time period in 2020. Gunshot victims in LA are up 141 percent versus last year, and homicides are up 39 percent, according to a nonprofit newsgroup called Crosstown, a part of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. There were 15 hate crimes reported in Los Angeles in 2020, up from seven reported in 2019 an over 100 percent increase, according to the Los Angeles Police Commission.
As is the case in many other Democrat-controlled havens that made the same stupid mistakes to get a handle on the wave of violent crime, on Thursday, the officials in Los Angeles voted to increase police funding. LA’s public transportation agency voted to increase police funding by $36 million. That additional funding will make its way to the LAPD, the Long Beach Police Department, and the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department. This isn’t the best they could do though, as law enforcement agencies originally asked for $111 million in more funding, and we have to believe that the law enforcement officials know more than the city officials what is needed for their people to do the job that needs to be done. It must burn their bagels to have the problems associated with rising crime rates caused by the very same people who are now shortchanging them the money needed to get the job done.
The vote for the extra funding was 12-0, and that included a “yea” vote from the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the New York Post.
Just nine months ago in June, Garcetti bragged about being committed to not increasing the police budget. I guess the inevitable hadn’t yet hit him square in the face yet of the damage his actions along with the other idiots in charge did to the innocent citizens of Los Angeles.
“We will not be increasing our police budget,” the Democratic mayor proclaimed, adding that the city would be “reinvesting in black communities and communities of color.”
What about white communities? How can Garcetti get away with saying something so racist? All you ever need to do to figure out if something you said was racist is to flip it around. Had Garcetti or any other mayor for that matter said we are “reinvesting in white communities,” can you imagine the uproar that would ensue? And rightfully so. So then why are Democrats allowed to get away with making racist statements like they’re going to reinvest in black and people of color communities?
Democrats now feel that if they pander to black and people of color communities, they will be forgiven for anything they’ve done.
Forgiveness can only happen when the people liable for a tragedy take responsibility. So far I haven’t heard of a single Democrat politician who has owned up to making a serious error in judgment when they took actions that caused crime to skyrocket in their communities.
And how come no one is pointing out that the LA City Council voted in July to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget and yet recently only voted for $36 million in additional funding needed for law enforcement?
And when are these politicians going to apologize to law enforcement, the overwhelming majority of which do their jobs professionally? Defunding them for things that they didn’t do was a complete slap in the face of law enforcement and the rule of law. When are they going to apologize to the victims of crime caused by their reckless decisions to defund the police who are there to protect them? Don’t hold your breath. They are Democrats, and Democrats never admit to any wrongdoing.
A bill has been proposed in California that would stop firefighters and police officers from being eligible to serve if they are affiliated with a hate group. I can almost guarantee that Black Lives Matter will not be listed as a hate group.
We expected something like this in the era of all things bad are because of “white supremacists,” but some people are starting to point out that the bill would include banning officers who have conservative or religious views.
“I think everyone can agree that no one wants cops serving us who belong to violent hate groups, but this bill goes far beyond that. It actually goes after individual cops who simply have conservative social views on issues like marriage,” Greg Burt the Director of Capitol Engagement for the California Family Council said. “I think there’s a mistake in assuming that Christians who have conservative views on moral issues are going to be a threat to folks who disagree with them.” Christians are normally seen as very tolerant so long as leftists aren’t trying to persecute them for being Christian.
Last month, California State Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 655, or the California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act. The bill requires background checks for law enforcement applicants and disqualifies them if they are associated with a hate group or used hate speech. The problem I see right off the bat is that the Woke Supremacy will be in charge of what is considered a hate group and/or hate speech. Saying “Merry Christmas” to people could one day in the near future be considered hate speech by the useless lunatic fringe weirdos in the Supremacy.
The bill does define hate speech as “advocating or supporting the denial of constitutional rights of, the genocide of, or violence towards, any group of persons based upon race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.” Again, the reason why this would be a disaster in the real world is that the Woke would be the ones who determine if something was “based on race” and they are usually wrong. Just take a look right now at how the Left in this country is treating the rise in attacks on Asian Americans. They are claiming without an ounce of evidence that the attacks are coming from white supremacists when in reality the attacks are coming by leftists who are supporting Critical Race Theory because the Asian community overall rejects Critical Race Theory because among other things it seeks to end meritocracy in America. Asian people like meritocracy because it’s the best way to run a society. Those who work hard reap the rewards and it’s not based on wealth or race.
Critics complain that the bill gives definitions that are too broad in scope and could wind up labeling conservative and religious people to be classified as hateful. That’s exactly what would happen. The Woke Supremamcists are trying to outlaw conservatism and Christianity, that’s what’s going on here.
“Under the guise of addressing police gangs, the bill at the same time launches an inexplicable, unwarranted, and unprecedented attack on peaceable, conscientious officers who happen to hold conservative political and religious views,” Matthew McReynolds, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Pacific Justice Institute penned last week of the bill. “Indeed, this is one of the most undisguised and appalling attempts we have ever seen, in more than 20 years of monitoring such legislation, on the freedom of association and freedom to choose minority viewpoints.” The Woke are at war.
Burt asked, “Should the state now ban from public service qualified, fair-minded people who happen to hold religious or political views that conflict with controversial Supreme Court decisions on marriage and abortion?” Of course, the Woke would say.
“This is a blatantly unconstitutional violation of religious liberty and freedom of speech. It is also a tyrannical abuse of power from a politician seeking to ruin the lives of those he disagrees with,” he said. Yes, but do we have a US Supreme Court anymore?
In an idiotic statement, Kalra said that people “have a constitutional right to have racist and bigoted views” but not “a constitutional right to be a police officer.” But police officers still have Constitutional rights. This buffoon is already letting the cat out of the bag that the legislation is being proposed to weed out white police officers.
“The role and responsibility of peace officers is so important for a community healing — for a community’s safety — and the people in the community don’t feel that those that are entrusted with that responsibility look at them in a way that’s unbiased. That undermines our entire public safety system,” Kalra said. He isn’t intelligent enough to realize that what he said was racist. Kalra just indicted all white police officers who are either conservative or religious as racists who should not be entrusted in any community in America. That is by itself a racist statement.
The Assembly Public Safety Committee will take up the bill on April 6.
I hate to be the one to lay this on you, but unless the jury in Minneapolis is Woke to the nth degree, Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who held his knee on the neck of George Floyd until his death will more than likely not be convicted of Second-Degree Murder, Manslaughter, or Third-Degree murder.
I also do not believe the other three officers who were there will be convicted of anything. For example, the Asian cop, Tou Thao, was assigned to crowd control during the incident where police officers were arresting Floyd. Tending to Floyd was not his assignment. He could not do his job of keeping the spectators back and at the same time keep an eye on what was going on with Chauvin and Mr. Floyd. The other two officers were rookies with one being on the job for just days. One of the rookies rendered aid in the ambulance. For these reasons, I do not think any of the three other officers on the scene can be convicted for just being there.
Let’s go over it. The first charge we’ll look at is Second Degree Murder. In some states there doesn’t have to be an intent for Second Degree Murder, but in Minnesota there does. This is crucial to the charge against Chauvin.
Here is the statute straight from Minnesota’s website.
The prosecutors are not charging Chauvin with Intentional Murder under Second Degree, because they would never ever get a conviction for that because the whole incident was on film and the whole world saw it.
The prosecution is charging Chauvin under subdivision 2, Unintentional Murder under Second Degree Murder.
Under this section, it says “Whoever does either of the following is guilty of unintentional murder in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 40 years:” So if Chauvin is convicted of this he will serve prison time for 40 years.
The important thing we’re going to do here that the Fake News networks like CNN and MSNBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times et. al. are not going to do is read the statutes because in the real world it matters. The real world has absolutely nothing to do with what you want it to be, how you think it should be even if you really, really, really, REALLY want it to be.
Under Clause 1 it says the following:
(1) causes the death of a human being, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting; or
When you read that statute, knowing what you know about the case from the perspective of what you saw in the video, it will be very difficult for the prosecution to prove that Chauvin was committing a felony offense during the arrest of George Floyd.
BUT he had his knee on Floyd’s neck!
If we had an honest news media you would know by now that an officer holding his knee on the neck of a suspect who is down on the ground with officers trying to get the suspect to comply with the arrest is how Minneapolis police officers are trained. There is a training video that shows a photo slide with the instructor using his knee on the neck of the helper lying down acting as the suspect.
You didn’t know any of that because Fake News outlets have an agenda that is anything but producing the truth. Officer Chauvin was using his knee as a technique of a trained use of force policy.
With that said, an argument can be made that Chauvin used that trained technique use of force a little too long, and that could be true, however, according to the “science” already established by the coroner’s office, Floyd had over the lethal dose of fentanyl in his bloodstream and he had methamphetamine in his blood as well. The defense will argue that George Floyd killed George Floyd when he ingested that many drugs at one time. Let’s be real here. As much fentanyl that Floyd had in his system, and it doesn’t take much at all, which you’ll see in a minute, will kill you. This is indisputable and you will never hear the CNNs of the world point it out.
Clause 2 of Subdivision 1 doesn’t apply here.
“(2) causes the death of a human being without intent to effect the death of any person, while intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm upon the victim, when the perpetrator is restrained under an order for protection and the victim is a person designated to receive protection under the order. As used in this clause, “order for protection” includes an order for protection issued under chapter 518B; a harassment restraining order issued under section 609.748; a court order setting conditions of pretrial release or conditions of a criminal sentence or juvenile court disposition; a restraining order issued in a marriage dissolution action; and any order issued by a court of another state or of the United States that is similar to any of these orders.”
I set in bold the important part of this statute to point out that the statute has to do with an order of protection otherwise known as a restraining order.
Let’s move on to Manslaughter. The Minnesota statute for Manslaughter in the Second Degree is as follows:
Manslaughter, as defined in Minnesota statutes will be easier for the prosecution to prove and if Chauvin is convicted I believe it will be for this over the other charges.
“A person who causes the death of another by any of the following means is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both:”
So, instead of 40 years, Chauvin would spend 10 years behind bars if convicted in Minnesota for manslaughter. The prosecution will try to use a Manslaughter conviction to beef up the chances for a Second Degree Murder conviction. If he is solely convicted of Manslaughter and only has to do ten years, the people in Minneapolis will go crazy. Folks, no matter what happens there will be more riots. I don’t know if this time around the Democrats will encourage them as much as they did willfully or stupidly over the summer, but they are coming so be prepared.
It appears that the prosecution is attempting to prosecute Chauvin on the first clause:
“(1) by the person’s culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another; or”
That is the only one the prosecution can really work with under the statute. When you go down the other four it’s patently obvious
“(2) by shooting another with a firearm or other dangerous weapon as a result of negligently believing the other to be a deer or other animal; or (3) by setting a spring gun, pit fall, deadfall, snare, or other like dangerous weapon or device; or (4) by negligently or intentionally permitting any animal, known by the person to have vicious propensities or to have caused great or substantial bodily harm in the past, to run uncontrolled off the owner’s premises, or negligently failing to keep it properly confined; or (5) by committing or attempting to commit a violation of section 609.378 (neglect or endangerment of a child), and murder in the first, second, or third degree is not committed thereby.”
The part in the first clause they will try to prove is that Officer Chauvin went on to “create an unreasonable risk” that led to the death of George Floyd. However, it should be easy for the defense to show that it was not unreasonable since we have video of the arrest that shows George Floyd was resisting arrest, he was kicking, crying, and screaming, and overall refusing to get into the back of the police vehicle while he was hyped up on drugs and acting crazy. I think the defense can prove that it is not unreasonable when Chauvin used a trained police policy use of force to subdue Floyd with the experience the officers just went through trying to arrest him.
The state added Third Degree Murder back into the list of charges.
If the prosecution is going to push for Third Degree Murder I believe they will try to prove the first clause.
“(a) Whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years.”
The problem here is that the prosecutors will have a difficult time arguing Officer Chauvin was revealing a “depraved mind” by using a trained police policy use of force to subdue Floyd. There was noting depraved about using a policy that the Minneapolis police department trains officers to use under the exact circumstances that George Floyd himself created.
There you have it. I’ve said since the beginning that the fact that George Floyd died is a tragedy that should never have happened, but according to Floyd’s toxicology report, he took enough drugs that had he never gotten arrested he would have died at the same time only somewhere else. Did Floyd see the police approaching his vehicle and feared they were going to question him about passing off a counterfeit bill at the store across the street from where he was when police approached and fearing getting arrested if the cops found the drugs he just quickly ingested them to get rid of the evidence? Either way, it doesn’t appear that Chauvin was the cause of his death. I saw doesn’t appear because I don’t have all of the information so I don’t know if there are some other facts that the prosecution will bring up at trial that will change the evidence we do already have.
The Democrats are no longer trying to hide their hatred for the police who might one day decide to enforce the law and throw them in prison.
Just kidding. They would be saved by socialist privilege.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) new chief technology officer, Erica Joy Baker, is a case in point.
She has called for defunding of the police and told her followers if the police ever kill her to burn down every police station.
She has likened all police officers to ‘giant pieces of sh*t’.
“If the cops kill me, the only way to ‘sully’ my legacy is to *not* be out in the streets. if the cops kill me, burn every cop precinct to the ground. if the cops kill me, shut down the highways and throw the teargas back at em when they try you. gtfo with that ‘sully’ shit.”
my favorite take thus far: “we have an epidemic in sf: giant pieces of shit walking around killing sf residents. you can try to re-form a piece of shit, but what you’re left with is still a piece of shit.” #DefundPolice
“The first one you linked does not meet the criteria. i am talking specifically about defunding the police,” Baker said in a tweet from June 5, 2020.
Baker’s first day at the DCCC was Monday. DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney made the announcement in a statement.
“These new additions to the DCCC are seasoned operatives who know what it takes to win,” Maloney said. “I am thrilled to welcome these talented operatives on board, and I look forward to our continued work as we assemble the team that will protect Democrats’ House majority in 2022.”
Fox News reported on past tweets earlier Tuesday, also consisting of anti-police messages.
“I hate the police. The institution of policing, with it’s history of criminalizing and weaponizing blackness, is a farce. And I hate it,” Baker said in one tweet on Sept. 20, 2016, Fox News first reported.
The Democrats don’t even pretend to stand with the American people anymore. As if they ever did.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the highly anticipated murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd’s death.
Officials in Minnesota are in a state of high security alert for this trial, which ignited riots throughout the summer in Democrat-run cities across America and initiated worldwide protests for racial equality and fighting against police brutality.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIAL:
Jury selection starts Monday morning in Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin not before March 29, however, they could be delayed because of a Court of Appeals decision last week that ruled the Hennepin District Judge Peter Cahill made an error when he dismissed an additional charge of third-degree murder against Chauvin and that could result in additional legal challenges and delays.
However, a judge ruled on Monday that jury selection can continue even while the legal issue over the third-degree murder charge makes its way up the ladder to the higher courts.
WHERE CAN WE WATCH THE TRIAL?
CourtTV will stream the trial live and you can watch it by clicking here.
HYou can also watch here:
Though potential jurors will not be shown on camera, CourtTV will provide live coverage of just selection where it is expected that they will be asked if they ever joined in the George Floyd protests.
The trial is expected to last anywhere between two and four weeks according to court officials.
Chauvin, the former Minnesota police officer, 44, is accused of pressing his knee to the back of Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes while Floyd was handcuffed, until such time that he died while in police custody. Video of the incident went viral in minutes and let to global protests.
Officer Chauvin, who was fired after the incident that led to Floyd’s death, has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Depending on how Judge Cahill rules or even as the result of a possible appeal, the third-degree murder charge could be added back into the mix of charges for the jurors to consider.
COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be adhered to during jury selection, and there will be other precautions applied due to the high profile of this tense trial. Because of those restrictions, potential jurors will be individually interviewed with eight potentials being asked questions by lawyers for the prosecution and the defense each day. According to the Star Tribune, the people being interviewed for jury duty will be called by a number instead of their name to protect their identities.
There will be 12 jurors impaneled with four alternates, which is two more than usual.
With respect to social distancing requirements, space will be limited.
WHO WILL BE IN THE COURTROOM?
Besides the judge and other court personnel necessary to the proceedings, Chauvin and his attornies will be present in the courtroom, as well as prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s office along with special attorneys who have been assigned to the case.
As for family members, just one family member from Floyd’s family and from Chauvin’s family will be allowed to be physically inside the courtroom at a time. There will also be two seats reserved for members of the news media who will rotate among a pool of reporters.
There will be a very large show of law enforcement inside and outside of the courthouse to provide an unparalleled set of security measures. Law enforcement personnel will comprise of members from Minneapolis police, Minnesota state troopers, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies, and National Guard troops. There are also concrete barriers surrounding the courthouse along with barbed wiring and security fencing outside all five of Minneapolis’s police precincts.
The other three former Minneapolis police officers, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, who were at the scene of Floyd’s death will be tried separately after Chauvin’s trial has concluded. They are charged with aiding and aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder.
Six Capitol policemen were suspended and thirty-five more are under investigation for allowing protesters into the Capitol Building on January 6th of this year.
This is great news for those charged with entering the building. Not necessarily all of them but the vast majority can now plead entrapment. Those who may have actually broken into the Capitol and who committed vandalism could still be in trouble.
But consider this. people who were admitted into the Capitol by the police and who did not commit any other crimes cannot be prosecuted.
Anyone not on video forcing their way into the Capitol could also claim they entered with the permission of the police and those who committed acts of vandalism but weren’t caught on video could also plead entrapment.
You cannot assume that someone who was allowed into the building would have broken in anyway.
It is reasonable for anyone being allowed in by the police to assume they were doing nothing wrong. Many of them never would have entered the building had not the police opened the doors and allowed them to walk in.
That is the very definition of entrapment. Police cannot lure you into doing something you normally would not do. That is an illegal act and although there is no criminal penalty for it, it is a legal defense.
Notice that after the police removed the barricades, the crowd did not go wild,. They are seen walking towards the building. in a fairly orderly fashion.
At the Capitol Building itself, police opened doors and watched as the protesters quietly walked into the building. Of course, there were those who committed vandalism inside and outside the building and they cannot claim entrapment.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Capitol Police has confirmed to FOX 5 that the Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers on Jan. 6, the day of the riot at the Capitol, and suspended six officers with pay.
The statement from the department reads.
“Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day. We currently have suspended six of those officers with pay. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline.”
Viral videos of some Capitol Police officers raise questions about their actions during the riot.
Some officers are seen standing along a doorway almost motionless as people file into the Capitol.
At least two accused rioters have told the FBI a Capitol Police officer told them, “It’s your house now.”
As with all Community Organizing activities, some of the “true believers,”; their most devious members, masquerade as Conservatives in order to infiltrate Republican groups so they can cause division, steal information, and taint the movement’s culture.
As the Lincoln Project, a group meant to look like Republican s who were upset over President Donald J. Trump, falls under security and information about their far-left radical funding, we see the familiar patterns of infiltrators to the Republican Party. The group was made up of well-connected failed political consultants who had a stranglehold of sorts on GOP candidates but could never manger to win any races.
IS IT THE POLITICAL ELITE, CONSULTANT CLASS, AGAINST THE REST OF THE PEOPLE?
It appears so, yes.
Now we have to wonder out loud if that was done on purpose for political reasons, or do they all just run together like a pack of dogs and help each other feed off the donor class, agreeing to tell whatever lies will get the cash?
A recent story in Townhall connects the dots that the group Lincoln Project, which is falling apart amid claims of pedophilia, was funded by far-left radical Democrat Chuch Schumer of New York, and now we find out, former Community Organizer POTUS Barack Obama has his finger prints on the group as well.
The Lincoln Project paid former Obama spokesman Bill Burton’s consulting firm over $1 million and other far-left community organizing groups meant to push voters to the left.
“The group raised some $90 million, but no one really knows where it all went, and new relationships are drawing more scrutiny into how this project managed its finances. Take this relationship with Obama’s former staffers that was up until recently undisclosed. Now, is this shocking? No. In fact, Jennifer Van Laar documented this alliance over the weekend at our sister site, RedState. It looks like even the liberal media is now covering and confirming the report (via CNBC)”:
From the Tweeted document:
The anti-Trump Lincoln Project paid a consulting firm run by former Obama deputy press secretary Bill Burton to conduct a Black voter outreach program in Pennsylvania, which turned out to be the decisive state in the 2020 election.
The super PAC paid $1.5 million to the firm, BG Causes LLC, during the 2020 election cycle, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Federal Election Commission filings show that the two $750,000 checks sent to BG Causes in October were intended for “voter outreach services.”
BG Causes runs the federal political activities of Bryson Gillette, the consulting firm Burton founded last year, the former Obama spokesman told CNBC. He also provided details on the Black voter outreach effort that was partially funded by the Lincoln Project.
The relationship between Burton’s firm and the Lincoln Project had not been reported. It is the latest glimpse into the financial dealings of the super PAC, which was founded by Republicans and conservatives who were dedicated to defeating former President Donald Trump in 2020.
DO THE LEFT, AND THE RIGHT HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON?
Yes. We, the people, are always getting taken advantage of, and rarely do any of us get officeholders who serve our needs.
Glenn Greenwald chimed in on the story and claimed it was liberals who were the victims. “It was a massive financial scam to enrich its founders at the expense of gullible liberals,” Greenwald wrote.
“The people heralded on MSNBC & CNN as heroic figures of great integrity and conscience were, all along, exploiting and manipulating liberals’ fears to fleece them out of cash in the middle of a pandemic & unemployment crisis to get themselves out of debt & buy now homes & boats,” he said.
“They also covered up rampant complaints of sexually predatory behavior in their organization and then, when they surfaced, outright lied to the public, claiming they knew nothing. But as we’ll see with Neera Tanden’s confirmation, that stuff is just a partisan game that’s played,” said Greenwald.
SO WHO IS ZOOMING WHO?
The political elite lives off winning races for candidates who live off politics and auxiliary business. They are unconcerned about producing a public policy that helps non-political people have a higher quality of life. That is a fact. Look around.
A Populist Movement is a result of the governed flipping that around.
The dictionary describes a “Populist” as a person, especially a politician, who strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.
Can you see it now? What we have is a global elite versus a populist movement. At this point, there are Republicans and Democrats in each group.
The story of the Lincoln project’s demise is one of importance because it reveals a shifting political culture. Pay attention to that, and get ready for 2024.
In the House of Representatives, a Democrat introduced a bill that’s purpose is to create a mandatory and publicly available gun registry that contains gun owners’ names, how many guns they own, and even where they keep them. It’s a 100% federal infringement on the Second Amendment, and it’s how one of the most infamous political parties got their start in taking over society and beginning a brutal and bloody regime.
On top of that, the bill, H.R. 127, would ban several types of commonly used ammunition from .50 caliber or greater, it requires gun owners to buy firearm insurance costing about $800 a year, and force law-abiding citizens who want to purchase a gun to complete a psychological evaluation and a government training course before they can make the purchase.
Personally, I think every Democrat in office should have to complete a psychological evaluation and be forced to read the US Constitution and be able to pass a test before they are given the power to create such a god-awful bill as this.
According to the Founders who wrote, debated, and ratified the Second Amendment the federal government cannot even start a conversation about Second Amendment rights.
If gun owners fail to comply with these new draconian violations of the Second Amendment they would face severe penalties of 10 years in prison and have to pay fines from $50,000 to $150,000.
The corrupt reprobate who sponsored this disastrous bill, which will cause many Americans to die, is Representative Shiela Jackson Lee (D-TX). The bill is one of the biggest infringements on American citizens’ right to protect themselves and it’s already generating intense blowback by gun rights groups. This is what happens when you allow the mainstream media and tech tyrants to assist in the stealing of elections.
“All gun control bills share the same basic goal: a world in which fewer people own firearms,” the National Rifle Association (NRA) wrote about the legislation. “Some bills simply ban certain types of firearms or ammunition outright. Others place obstacles in the path of owning firearms or ammunition to make them more difficult and expensive to obtain, thereby shrinking the market for them … H.R. 127 combines both failed approaches.”
“It bans common types of ammunition and original equipment magazines for most self-defense firearms. And, it makes all firearms more difficult to obtain and possess through a punitive licensing and registration scheme,” the group continued.
The Weimar Republic convinced its citizens that a gun registry would make people safer because the police would know exactly who had the guns. So, the people were convinced and they allowed it. Once the Nazi party was elected to power one of the first things they did was to grab hold of that gun registry and use it to seek out all gun owners and force them to turn in their guns. Once the undesirables i.e. Jews and criminal types were relieved of any way to defend themselves, the Nazis relaxed their gun restrictions just a tad, enough for the desirables to be able own firearms for protection. Many historians believe that had the Nazis not had that Weimar gun registry they never would have been able to create the stranglehold they held over their people and many of the atrocities that took place by the socialist regime would have happened. So now our Democratic Party is starting out down the same path that will end in the same way.
Retired police groups have also come out against the bill as an attempt to remove Second Amendment rights to the point where it infringes on a citizen’s ability to protect themself and that of their loved ones. Under this bill, retired police officers are not exempt from being listed in the public registry.
“This is very dangerous, especially for retirees,” Kevin Hassett, president of the New York’s Retired Police Association, told the Washington Times. “Things have gone so downhill with this level of hostility towards cops and we are out there with the label that we are no longer cops. Retired cops don’t have partners or backup. We are out there on our own.”
Gerald G. Neill Jr., president of the Association of Retired Police Officers indicated strong concerns that a registry would lead to the targeting of former cops who are already a target by the same leftists who support the bill.
“There is danger in having this as part of the public record,” he said.
Democrats don’t think so, and they are so much smarter than us. Just ask them and they’ll tell you.
This bill still has a while before it becomes law. There are no co-sponsors as of yet, and it’s not scheduled for a committee hearing. Hopefully, it’s nothing more than Shiela Jackson Lee seeking a superiority the Woke Supremamcists get from practicing one-upmanship and virtue signaling. The biggest problem with this legislation is it shows how far the Democrats are willing to go to harm the very people they claim to represent.
“H.R. 127 is so outrageous, persecutory, and unworkable that its main function is simply to display the hostility of its author and supporters toward firearms, those who own them, and those who want to own them,” the NRA said.