On Sunday, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) met up with hundreds of angry protesters who gathered in Brooklyn Center, all of them, including the congresswoman, were breaking the 11 pm curfew during the seventh night of protests against the police killing of Daunte Wright.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” she urged the crowd, according to a video tweeted out by Jack Posobiec.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict” Waters said, referring to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for the killing of George Floyd, as deliberations are supposed to begin next week. Did you hear that? Screw the facts and evidence presented at trial. She wants a guilty verdict. The woman has always been a despicable person.
“And if we don’t, we cannot go away,” she added. “We’ve got to get more confrontational.” No one in the mainstream media will report that she is inciting people with inflammatory speech.
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
This isn’t Waters’ first time inciting people to protest. She infamously told her supporters to accost Trump administration officials telling them wherever they spot them that they should get in their face, form a crowd, and tell them they are not welcome. Talk about inciting potential violence.
Asked about the curfew, Waters said, “I don’t know what curfew means,” according to another tweeted clip.
“A curfew means that ‘I want y’all to stop talking,’” she said, adding, “I don’t agree with it.”
Maxine Waters comes to the Brooklyn Center protests and makes bold to proclaim she's not afraid of the curfew. She then states she'll be bravely running away and not staying past curfew though she hopes the protest will continue. pic.twitter.com/jGoNBD00dD
— Alan Bings (@AlanBings) April 18, 2021
I wouldn’t want to be the one tasked with the labor of explaining to this moron that the curfew is to curb violence at night, to protect the innocent, and not to curb speech.
Waters said she wouldn’t stay out at the protest much longer personally, but she urged everyone else to keep at it. She probably had to fly home on her broom to resume pulling wings off of flies.
“I came here for one reason, just to be here, to make sure that I let my thoughts be heard among all of those who have spent so much time on the streets. And so I’m hopeful that the protests will continue,” she said.
A live video stream showed protesters starting the night out by chanting and playing music outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
“No good cops in a racist system!” “F–K your curfew!” and “No justice, no peace!” they screamed with some more of some other very colorful metaphors.
Just the day before, almost a hundred people were arrested when they tried to rip down a fence surrounding the police station.
Reporters said they were assaulted and pepper-sprayed, then detained by police, who later photographed their press credentials before allowing any reporters to leave.
On Saturday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz slammed those actions taken against the press as “unacceptable in every circumstance,” and promised the incidents “would be looked into,” The Star Tribune reported.
Walz is not an effective leader by any measure. He should have just kept his mouth shut. He has to know that protesters often claim to be members of the press to get out of being arrested by the cops.
20-year-old Wright was fatally shot during a traffic stop on April 11 by 26-year veteran Police Officer Kim Potter, who said she had intended to use a Taser and accidentally pulled her gun instead. Potter resigned from the department and has subsequently been charged with manslaughter.
Wright’s killing came just days before Chicago police released a body camera video of the March 29 police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was carrying a gun up until about 53 milliseconds before a cop shot him, igniting demonstrations and protests in Chicago.
Protests broke out Saturday night in Washington, DC where a crowd of about 150 people chanted down streets the names of people who have died at the hands of police.
“George Floyd means We Got to Fight Back “Sandra Bland means We Got to Fight Back #AdamToledo means We Got to Fight Back #BreonnaTaylor means We Got to Fight Back #KaronHylton means We Got to Fight Back… #DCProtests“
“George Floyd means
We Got to Fight Back
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) April 18, 2021
In almost every instance, the people who died at the hands of police were resisting arrest and or fighting with police officers. No disrespect intended to those who were killed, but instead of people chanting that the cops are racist and hunting down black men, they should teach their children that if they did something wrong and are caught by police don’t resist them. If you did something wrong, then you know it. Police deal with thousands and thousands of black people every year, and the simple truth is those who do not fight with the cops or put police lives in danger don’t get shot.