“You can agree with the guilty verdict in the #ChauvinTrial and still recognize the Democrats are extremely out-of-line and have contempt for America’s justice system.”
The jury found ex-officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. Here are a few reactions from people across the political spectrum.
The moral principle here is that if you do something clearly improper, then unexpected and unintended consequences that result from it are still your fault. https://t.co/HD0Ag2Qeyo
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) April 20, 2021
— @skylerhenry (@SkylerHenry) April 20, 2021
The integrity of our system of jury trial is more important than the mob's desire for the "right" verdict.
You can agree with the guilty verdict in the #ChauvinTrial and still recognize the Democrats are extremely out-of-line and have contempt for America's justice system.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 20, 2021
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) April 20, 2021
Minneapolis now has the distinction of being a city to find two police officers guilty in two different line-of-duty murders. (Mohamed Noor was found guilty on April 30, 2019 in the shooting death of Australian-American Justine Diamond two years prior.)
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) April 20, 2021
I found some on the left who did not receive satisfaction with the verdict. Gee, it’s almost like they wanted the jury to find him not guilty. It’s almost like they wanted to riot and vandalize everything in their way.
MSNBC's Jason Johnson is FURIOUS with the verdict, calling it "a cultural make-up call": "I'm not happy. I'm not pleased. I don't have any sense of satisfaction. I don't think this is the system working…This is the justice system trying to say, hey, this is one bad apple." pic.twitter.com/W3JLcujpfd
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 20, 2021
Soooo what you're saying is you're still rioting https://t.co/IqclzAxNLM
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 20, 2021
Let’s be clear: A just verdict is not the same as justice.
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) April 20, 2021
be careful out there folks. cops will be looking to bust heads wide open tonight
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) April 20, 2021
Justice should never have to be earned like this
— alexwagner (@alexwagner) April 20, 2021
Government officials chimed in, too.
.@SpeakerPelosi speaking at presser with CBC: Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice…Because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous for justice.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) April 20, 2021
George Floyd should still be alive today. And while nothing will bring him back or heal the unthinkable pain his killing caused his family and Black Americans everywhere, today’s verdict offers a retribution on toxic masculinity and a ray of light in the fight for racial justice.
— Jennifer Siebel Newsom (@JenSiebelNewsom) April 20, 2021
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