Chauvin’s judge said Monday that inflammatory remarks by Congressman Maxine Waters could lead to an appeal “overturning” the case. Waters urged demonstrators to “become more confrontational” and protest on the streets if the case was not convicted.
Waters submitted comments over the weekend prior to closing arguments to the proceedings that drew attention to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin faces three criminal proceedings, including two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges.
Chauvin’s defense argued that Waters’ comments could be detrimental to the jury and could be the reason for the suspicion. In response to his defense counsel’s allegations, Judge Peter Carhill said, “I would like to inform you that Congressman Waters may have given something about an appeal that could overturn the entire case.” It was.
“There are US representatives who threaten violence in connection with this particular case, which can be daunting,” lawyer Eric Nelson told Cayhill.
“I would like to stop elected officials from talking about the case, especially in a rude manner to the rule of law and the judiciary in our duties,” Cahill continued. He does so in a way that they are in line with their oath to the Constitution and in honor of the equivalent branch of the government, while elected civil servants are allowed to express their opinions. Said he wanted.
Cahill explained that the jury had already been told to withdraw from the news cycle and believed they were following those instructions.
Despite Kay Hill’s disappointment in comments on the Waters proceedings, he said her words were not sufficient to constitute an illegal trial. Cahill then denied the defense bench’s move against illegal trials.
Waters visited the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Saturday. In the suburbs, a 20-year-old African-American man, Dantelite, was shot dead by a white police officer during a transportation stop last weekend.
During the demonstration there, Waters said: We need more conflict. You need to make sure they know what we mean by business. “
After Wright’s death, protests broke out, urging the state to mobilize Minnesota National Guard.
If Chauvin was acquitted, Waters vowed to “fight all those who support justice.” “We need to get justice in this country and we can’t allow these killings to continue,” she added.
Republicans quickly responded to Waters’ call for continued violence and protests in Minnesota. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican) described her words as “dangerous.”
“Maxin Waters is instigating violence in Minneapolis, just as she instigated it in the past,” McCarthy tweeted late Sunday night. “If Chair Pelosi does not act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will take action this week,” McCarthy continued.
Rep. Marjorie Taryo Green (Republican) said Waters will file a resolution next week, calling for him to be expelled from the House of Representatives for “continuing incitement to violence.”