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Democrats abandon the justice system in favor of intimidation and instigation

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/20/2021 Eddie Scarry
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It should be taken for granted now that when Democrats say they "want justice" for any of their little causes, what they mean is, "The judge and jury better do what we say — or else."

You see, Democrats and "social justice" liberals don't care about justice. They actually despise it.

If they wanted real justice, they would do what we've always done in America: bring their grievances to court, argue the merits of their cause, and then trust the judges and juries to render a verdict. That's the process, and even if it's not perfect, it's the best we can do. It has worked for hundreds of years.

That's not what Democrats do anymore, though. Now, they incite mobs and riots in order to intimidate judges and juries into rendering the rulings and verdicts they believe to be right.

Major cities across the United States are once again boarded up as a jury readies to deliver its verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial. And trust me, it's not because business owners and landlords are ready to take to the streets in the name of Chauvin. There is not a single person who will bash a window or assault a cop in response to Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd.

No, the destructive and violent rioting will result if and only if there's an acquittal, or even if there is a lesser conviction, on the manslaughter charge.

Democrats and liberals in the media have made it clear that anything less than a murder conviction is unacceptable. They have it set up so that an acquittal will mean that something was wrong, that something was unfair, and, of course, that racism is the reason why.

On Tuesday, the jury is only on its first full day of deliberating whether Chauvin is responsible for Floyd's death. Democrats won't admit it, but Chauvin's defense attorney made a compelling case that Floyd died because, thanks in part to a toxic mix of lethal drugs in Floyd's system, his severely diseased heart simply gave out under stress.

We're supposed to trust that the jury heard the facts at hand and will now reach a fair decision. Democrats don't want to wait for that.

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, said Tuesday on NBC that President Joe Biden called him the previous day, "letting us know that he was praying for us and hoping that everything would come out to be OK."

Let's not pretend we don't know what that means. Did Biden call the Chauvin family to offer his prayers and well wishes? Of course not. You probably laughed at the idea. By calling the Floyd family, Biden was signaling where his sympathies lie — and it's with a conviction.

Lest there be any doubt, he said Tuesday, in the Oval Office no less, that he hoped the jury reached "the right verdict" because he found the case against Chauvin "overwhelming."

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California took to the streets last weekend just a few miles from where Chauvin's trial is taking place and did her best to further agitate Black Lives Matter activists. "We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” she raged. “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, if nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice.”

She turned up the stove, adding, “I hope that we are going to get a verdict that will say, 'Guilty, guilty, guilty.' And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to get more confrontational.”

Former President Barack Obama last week called Chauvin a murderer.

Both the comments from Waters and Obama were made before the jury in the Chauvin trial were sequestered for deliberation. They likely heard leaders of the Democratic Party demanding a conviction, and with it, an implicit threat if there isn't one.

This is nothing short of intimidation and incitement. It's not the way the justice system is supposed to work, and it should terrify everyone. Someday, it could be you on trial.

Tags: Opinion, Beltway Confidential, Media, Barack Obama, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Joe Biden, Maxine Waters, Law, Crime, Race and Diversity

Original Author: Eddie Scarry

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