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Women for Trump official: They'll riot anyway because they don't want to miss 'free ticket for a shopping spree'
On Tuesday, the jury in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin handed down multiple convictions of murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd — sparking relief all across the country, and triggering joyous celebrations in place of the protests that some officials feared would take place.
But according to Amy Kremer, the co-founder of Women for Trump and the director of the far-right Women for America First, the verdict will not change things, and residents of Minneapolis are still "going to riot regardless" — because they have a "free ticket for a shopping spree."
Minneapolis is going to riot regardless. They get a free ticket for a shopping spree, so why not use it?!?🙄— Amy Kremer (@Amy Kremer)1618949679.0
Kremer's comments triggered immediate outrage, with many commenters noting that she clearly meant to imply that Black residents of the city are violent thieves looking for an excuse to steal and loot — and others noting that she had no such words for the people motivated by her "Stop the Steal" rhetoric to violently invade the U.S. Capitol.
@AmyKremer Don’t use pronouns, coward. Say it. Own it. Let your racist flag fly.— Rachel Vindman (@Rachel Vindman)1618954160.0
@AmyKremer You gave free tickets and rides to rioters who invaded our capitol, urinated and deficated in the halls… https://t.co/fHqSLmXNF5— CLawGrL🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@CLawGrL🇵🇷🇺🇸)1618952834.0
@AmyKremer It must be exhausting to be such a terrible person.— Tim (@Tim)1618952736.0
@AmyKremer You think Black people peacefully marching to say “stop killing us” is a riot, but white people attempti… https://t.co/7PqxcSinTb— Jen.Anne.Campbell 🐝 (@Jen.Anne.Campbell 🐝)1618955626.0
@AmyKremer amy is so furious that she didn’t get to make racist tweets about protestors of a black man murdered by police— Ned Pyle (@Ned Pyle)1618955410.0
@AmyKremer Have you considered working through your racism with a therapist instead of with the internet— Alex (@Alex)1618952451.0
Joe Biden on Chauvin guilt: 'Murder in the full light of day that ripped the blinders off of systemic racism'
President Joe Biden addressed the nation after the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, sending blessings to George Floyd and his family. But more than that, Biden called for this to be the beginning of the systemic change to put an end to police brutality in America.
In a call, Vice President Harris told the Floyd family, "This is a day of justice in America," adding, "We really do believe that with your leadership and the president that we have in the White House that we're going to make something good come out of this tragedy, OK?"
"Enough of the senseless killings," Biden said. "For so many people, it seems like it took a unique and extraordinary convergence of factors. A brave young woman with a smartphone camera. The crowd that was traumatized. Traumatize witnesses. A murder that lasts almost 10 minutes in broad daylight. Probably for the whole world to see. Officers standing up and testify against a fellow officer instead of just closing the ranks, who should be commended. The jury who heard the evidence carried out their civic duty in the midst of an extraordinary moment under extraordinary pressure. For so many, it feels like it took all of that for the judicial system to deliver just basic accountability. We saw how dramatic and exhausted just watching the trial was for so many people. think about those year listing think about how traumatic was for you. You weren't there. You didn't know any of the people. But it was difficult. Especially for the witnesses. wider relive that day. It's a trauma. on top of the fear that so many people of color live with every day. When they go to sleep at night and pray for the safety of their loved ones.
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In a bizarre moment on Fox News Tuesday, former Judge Jeanine Pirro confessed that she agreed with the guilty verdicts against convicted police officer Derek Chauvin.
Speaking on the network about an hour after the verdict came in, she claimed, "Clearly the verdict is supported by the facts... make no mistake, the facts are solid on this verdict, this verdict will be held on appeal."
In most police brutality cases, the cop has what is referred to as "qualified immunity," which the Supreme Court decided in 1982, gives cops the right to do whatever they want if they're "afraid for their life." It's how many police have been able to wiggle out of prosecution by saying "he had a gun."
Chauvin was convicted on all three charges, second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. It took less than ten minutes to kill George Floyd while Chauvin knelt on his neck.
His conviction, Pirro argued, is evidence that the "American justice system works."
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