Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Appeals George Floyd Murder Conviction Over Far-Left Intimidation, Biased Media Coverage
Former Minneapolis law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his murder conviction, claiming that he was found guilty by a “poisoned jury” that was influenced by threats from far-left activists as well as biased media coverage about the case.
Chauvin was convicted last year of murdering George “Fentanyl” Floyd, the serial felon drug addict who would become the Christ figure for the Black Lives Matter terror movement after dying of an overdose in police custody. Police body cam footage of the incident was deliberately withheld from the public for months in order to manipulate public opinion, resulting in sustained riots that devastated the nation throughout the summer of 2020.
“Pretrial publicity coupled with threats of violence poisoned the jury against Appellant Derek Chauvin,” a legal brief filed by Chauvin’s attorneys hoping to overturn their client’s state-level murder conviction argues.
The brief points to “local daily media coverage,” “protests at the courthouse,” and “riots in response to the events in question” as factors that caused Chauvin’s trial to become a farce. It noted that the riots were “the second-most destructive riots in American history that caused $500,000,000 in property damage and two deaths in the local Hennepin County area.”
“[P]rejudice is presumed when the community from which jurors are drawn is sufficiently poisoned either by adverse publicity or the effects of the very events at issue – in this case the second worst riots in U.S. history,” the brief states. “Presumed prejudice requires changing venue because voir dire cannot perform its usual function of securing a fair and impartial jury.”
“With the biased media coverage, the Floyd riots, the Brooklyn Center riots during the trial, the lack of cooling period, and legally-impossible conviction on all charged counts, Chauvin’s case lands in the company of extreme cases where publicity went beyond the bounds of mere news media and had a physical effect on the venue community such that voir dire was impotent and prejudice is presumed,” the defense brief continued.
Big League Politics reported on how one juror admitted that potential violent reprisal intimidated her into finding Chauvin guilty.
“There was a question on the questionnaire about it and I put I did not know. The reason, at that time, was I did not know what the outcome was going to be, so I felt like either way you are going to disappoint one group or the other. I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict,” juror Lisa Christensen said to KARE 11 said following the trial.
Another juror on the cause boasted that they lied throughout the jury-vetting process about their far-left bias and called for other BLM activists to serve on juries to inflict racial retribution on the white man.
Even if the Chauvin murder conviction is overturned, he still faces 21 years in prison after being hit with federal double jeopardy “civil rights” charges. This is the crucifixion of a man who was just doing his job dealing with an unhinged crackhead who posed a clear and danger to himself, law enforcement, and the community at large. This is how the justice system works under a regime of diversity and multiculturalism. The 2nd Amendment has never been more important in these dark, dangerous and backwards times with the low IQ mob waging war against civilization.