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Chauvin defense argued congresswoman Waters' comments were grounds for mistrial

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/confrontational-maxine-waters-undeterred-marjorie-taylor-greene-criticism-chauvin-trial-n1264534

Chauvin trial judge says Maxine Waters' 'confrontational' protest remarks could fuel appeal


WASHINGTON — “If Chauvin is not convicted, with several GOP lawmakers calling for Waters' expulsion from Congress. "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational,” Waters told reporters when asked what would happen if the Chauvin trial, which is wrapping up this week, ends in acquittal. “We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."

Chauvin's lawyer asked the judge to declare a mistrial over Waters' comments, arguing that she had prejudiced the jury. Judge Peter Cahill denied the request, but said that Waters' comments were "abhorrent" and that she may have handed the defense a lifeline anyway. "I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned," Cahill said as arguments in the case concluded Monday and the jury began deliberations.

Waters appeared at a racial justice protest Saturday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a suburb not far from where Chauvin's trial is taking place, which has been roiled by protests after a police officer killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright last week. “No, I don't think she should apologize,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday. “Maxine talked about 'confrontation' in the manner of the civil rights movement.”

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Waters of “inciting violence” and said if the Democratic majority in the House doesn’t do anything to censure her, “I will bring action this week.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who herself has been the subject of calls to be removed from Congress, introduced a resolution to expel Waters from the House. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., called for Waters should to be “immediately removed from Congress” and other GOP lawmakers called for a “sanction” to “hold her accountable.” "Rep. Waters is a danger to our society," said Greene, who was accused of helping encourage a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, in a statement. Waters responded to Greene's criticism by calling it a distortion of her remarks. "I am not worried that they’re going to continue to distort what I say,...This is who they are and this is how they act. And I’m not going to be bullied ...”

“What she said is nothing new. She has always said the same kind of thing. She has always stood up for the downtrodden,” said Rev. Jewett Walker, a politically connected African American pastor in Los Angeles who has worked with Waters for years. “There are people who do not like that.” In 1992, a year after Waters was first elected to Congress, her South Central Los Angeles district exploded after the acquittal of the white police officers who beat black motorist Rodney King. While other politicians denounced the riots, Waters questioned whether it should even be called a riot. “If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason,” Waters said at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.”
Posted by live love laugh | Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:12 PM (12 replies)

The prosecution closer, Jerry Blackwell, is starting out on fire. Love. It. nt

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:12 PM (8 replies)

Listening to the Floyd closing arguments is heart wrenching

The lawyer is thoroughly covering all bases God bless him.

The picture he paints makes me emotional.

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:13 PM (5 replies)

Officer fired for stopping a colleague's chokehold

In 2006 officer Cariol Horn (black) stepped in when her partner (white) was choking an assailant (black) who said he couldn’t breathe.

Her partner punched her in the face and she was subsequently fired and her pension taken.

A New York court just ruled in her favor and reinstated her pension.

More at the link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/04/14/cariol-horne-pension-ruling/%3foutputType=amp
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:32 PM (4 replies)

Police kill Daunte Wright in Mpls.: "...meant to draw taser...accidental..."



This is the excuse of the police chief.
Posted by live love laugh | Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:05 PM (12 replies)

Attack on Capitol: "Was not terrorist attack"

Fucking liars.

Posted by live love laugh | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:06 PM (27 replies)

Mom's 84 -- 2nd Moderna shot yesterday has her under the weather today

She said “I feel like shit.” Achy all over.

I warned her yesterday she might feel bad a day or two, and I assured her today it will pass quickly.

I share this to add to the compilation of info here that may be helpful to others.

Maybe we should have a Covid vaccine forum. 🤔
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:27 PM (9 replies)

Asian American and VPs residence attacks: "Otherising" Kamala

It has been puzzling me why there’s this seemingly sudden rise in anti-Asian sentiment.

We know that it started with (the former guy) TFG but in hindsight that start even seems calculated. It coincided with the political campaign where Harris was a contender.
And now it’s escalating as the new administration‘s success escalates.

Just as Obama was connected to Muslims and there was Muslim hate and he was told he didn’t belong we’re seeing similar things happening again as Asian Americans are told the very same thing.
Posted by live love laugh | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:06 PM (5 replies)

The "newz" is running the Spa story with the racist sheriff saying it wasn't a racist act

When information to the contrary is readily available.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215238957

Posted by live love laugh | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:17 PM (3 replies)

Every time I see Biden with Harris I'm reminded what a good man he is

A lesser man like the former guy would’ve shunned Harris for that embarrassing moment in the debate.

Joe Biden did the opposite.

He had a wide field to choose from.

His choice set an example of decency for the world.

I love him for that.
Posted by live love laugh | Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:20 PM (18 replies)
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