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SCHUMER: ‘A Single Verdict in a Single Trial Will Never Be Enough’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.22.21

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer weighed-in Wednesday on the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis; saying “a single trial will never be enough.”

“George Floyd. Philando Castile. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Daniel Prude. Sandra Bland. A single verdict in a single trial will never be enough We will work to pass strong legislation to bring meaningful change to police departments across the US,” posted Schumer on social media.

Ilhan Omar made similar comments earlier in the day.

“This is but a minuscule step on the path to justice. Next stops: * Independent agency to investigate police misuse of force * Criminalize violence against protesters * Demilitarize police departments * Disband and deconstruct failed police departments,” posted Omar on social media.

 

Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Wednesday the Department of Justice will launch an immediate investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after a former officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd last May.

“Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” said Garland.

 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed-in Wednesday on President Biden’s comments surrounding the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin; saying the Commander-in-Chief’s rhetoric could be “grounds for a mistrial.”

“I waited until the jury was sequestered and I called the Floyd Family,” said the President.

“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. I think it’s overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered, now that they can’t hear me say that,” he added.

“Joe Biden decides that Maxine Waters shouldn’t be the only politician foolishly providing grounds for a mistrial or a possible basis on appeal to challenge any guilty conviction,” posted Cruz on Twitter.

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said earlier this week “If they want to give their opinions, they should do so … in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution.”

Read the full report here.

AMERICA WAITS: Minneapolis on Edge as City Waits for Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

Closing arguments are now underway in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.

“Floyd’s death, and the shocking video of the events leading up to it, caused national and global outrage. Now there are fears of unrest if Chauvin is acquitted — an outcome that Black Americans, in particular, would see as evidence of a system egregiously biased against them,” reports The Hill.

 

 

“The Chauvin verdict is set to play out against the backdrop of the deaths of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn., just 11 miles from the site of Floyd’s death; and of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old, in Chicago,” adds the outlet.

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

BREAKING NOW: Jury Reaches a Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin, Announcement Soon

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

From Fox News:

The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has reached a verdict on its second day of deliberations.

Minnesota remains on edge as jury deliberations continued Tuesday before deciding the fate of Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.

More than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, along with state and local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel have flooded Minneapolis in recent days, with a verdict looming in the Chauvin trial, and following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in the nearby city of Brooklyn Center.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys ended closing arguments in the Chauvin trial Monday after making their cases to jurors following weeks of testimony amid nationwide concerns over potential unrest that could follow once a verdict is reached.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the court is in recess, “until we hear from the jury.” Jury deliberation could take hours, days or weeks. The jury consists of six White people and six people who are Black or multiracial.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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