The Derek Chauvin trial exposed a growing problem that could eventually cripple the republic: The death of due process.
The jury rushed back a verdict convicting former Officer Chauvin of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May.
Regardless of whether one believes that the verdict was correct, all Americans should be appalled at how that verdict was reached.
It now appears that the evidence wasn’t weighed and the verdict was never actually in doubt. That is un-American and puts every single American in danger of being convicted without fair due process of law.
This isn’t mere speculation, this is a fact according to one of the jurors who voted to convict Chauvin, who has since spoken out publicly.
Juror #52, identified as Brandon Mitchell, has a history of supporting Black Lives Matter and publicly stated that he believed George Floyd was murdered.
In no way was he an unbiased juror. He lied to the presiding judge during jury selection and said he knew very little about the case…which was entirely false.
The Post Millennial reported that Mitchell said the following publicly, “I mean it’s important if we wanna see some change, we wanna see some things going different, we gotta into these avenues, get into these rooms to try to spark some change. Jury duty is one of those things. Jury duty. Voting. All of those things we gotta do…”
So, according to Mr. Mitchell, jury duty is the latest front in the culture war. The mob is literally implanting people on juries now so they can enact their perverse form of justice using the legal system. If that doesn’t send a chill down every freedom-loving American’s spine, I don’t know what will.
The Post Millennial report continued:
“According to Minneapolis’ FOX 9 reporter Paul Blume, who live-tweeted the case on March 15, ‘Judge Cahill asked Juror #52, whether he heard anything about the #GeorgeFloyd civil case. He says, no. He explained hearing some basic info about trial dates, etc from the news in recent months, but nothing that would keep him from serving as an impartial juror. #ChauvinTrial…
A Facebook post dated August 31, 2020, Brandon Mitchell was pictured wearing a shirt with the words ‘Get your knee off our necks’ and ‘BLM,’ which is short for Black Lives Matter. This would directly contradict his claim that he had no prior knowledge of the case.”
How is this not the biggest story in America?
A juror, who was clearly a BLM supporting activist, infiltrated the jury of the most high-profile criminal case in the nation, and yet, crickets from the Left and their media allies.
This is a sad and quite frankly horrifying representation of the state of due process in our country today.
To the Left, the ends justify the means. If it required a biased jury to get the verdict they wanted, so be it. The long-term prize of fundamentally remaking America justifies it…due process be damned.
The mob is winning, and they had one of their own on the jury this time.
If Americans can’t trust that the justice system will be impartial, especially juries, then all hope is lost, and we are no longer the Constitutional republic we were founded to be.
Justice is blind, but mob justice isn’t.
Justice is what the mob says it is, and if that requires that the Constitutional system of justice be overturned, then that’s just the way it is going to be.
These are dangerous times in America.
The Derek Chauvin verdict is yet more proof that we are living in an age that will try men’s souls.