Minneapolis Prepares for Violence

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Minneapolis is preparing for violence as the Derek Chauvin trial reaches its conclusion. 

A verdict may be coming as soon as the end of this week in the trial where former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin is charged with second-degree and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last summer. 

Video emerged of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes that outraged the nation and led to widespread protests and violence from antifa and BLM.

However testimony in trial has also noted Floyd had high levels of fentanyl in his system at the time of his death and may not have actually been killed by Chauvin’s actions. 

The point is: there’s a good chance Chauvin will be found not guilty. And if that happens then the violence of last summer is likely to pale in comparison.

And Minneapolis is ready.

The city is now a stronghold full of over 3,000 National Guard troops, businesses boarded up downtown and various public safety agencies sending thousands of officers to stop any violence that could break out in the coming days. 

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Closing Arguments in the Chauvin Trial Have Already Begun

Closing arguments already started Monday morning in the Chauvin trial and it is reaching its conclusion. If Chauvin is found not guilty on some charges there is likely to be intense chaos in Minneapolis and elsewhere across the country as BLM and Antifa go berserk. 

Twin city of St. Paul is also ready according to Mayor Melvin Carter who said they have many safety measures in case of violence, but that he also regards Chauvin as guilty. 

“We are all eyewitnesses, we all know what we saw and nothing that happened in the trial changed any of that. And so, when the entire world gets to see it that clearly, at some point, this trial also becomes a trial of our criminal justice system,” Carter said.

“It’s a trial to determine if this legal system that delivered us separate but equal, that has delivered us so many horrific decisions throughout the course of history, if this system is capable yet of valuing Black and Brown lives,” Carter added. 

The situation is already getting very dangerous, with a drive by shooting this past weekend that injured two Guard troops. A defense expert witness who testified that Floyd did not die from Chauvin’s actions also had his home vandalized in California with a bloody pig’s head left outside. Minneapolis area schools are already all remote in case violence breaks out. 

Meanwhile Democrats are pushing for violence, with Congresswoman Maxine Waters urging BLM to be more confrontational and violent. 

Now we’re just waiting for VP Kamala Harris to create another bail fund for violent protesters to get out of jail again. 

The State of the Case

As the case winds down it’s essentially about whether Chauvin killed Floyd and then whether he did it on purpose. Defense experts have said what he did was not deadly and Floyd did not die from it, while prosecution says it was murder. 

Prosecuting attorney Stephen Schleicher said Chauvin knew he was killing Floyd and stayed on his neck to make sure he was dead.

“He had to know. He did it on purpose. This was not an accident. He is not on trial for who he was. He is on trial for what he did. That is what he did. He knew better, he just didn’t do better,” Schleicher said. 

As troops prepare for disorder and violence, the whole nation is waiting to see what verdict the jury will reach, with liberal media already trying to intimidate and dox jury members to force them to find Chauvin guilty.