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It's time to 'be mindful' of the police reaction now Chauvin has been convicted: Professor Eddie Glaude
On MSNBC Tuesday, Princeton professor Eddie Glaude warned that the conviction of Derek Chauvin does not yet mean there will be peace — and to be on the lookout for negative reactions and retaliation from police around the country.
"If we are being honest with ourselves, we know true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," said anchor Nicolle Wallace. "I keep thinking about a conversation you and I had weeks ago about the 17-year-old eyewitness to George Floyd's killing. She's the one who filmed the bystander video. When I listen to Keith Ellison and the prosecutors talk about the case they made, they were given some extraordinary human experiences by the eyewitnesses themselves."
"Right. And if it wasn't for Darnella Frazier pulling out her phone, videotaping the death of George Floyd and uploading it on her Facebook page, would we be here?" said Glaude. "That's a key point. I want to raise her up. My stomach has been in knots. I have been telling you this, Nicolle. This is a moment of relief, but it is an inaugural moment. It is a beginning. It is not an end. Justice is a practice. It is not an end. We need to understand to be in this moment of transition to change the very nature of policing."
"The last point I would make quickly is we have been preparing for the violence of protests. Now we need to prepare for the reaction of the police," continued Glaude. "We were prepared for the protesters and what they might do if the verdict came down in a way they were not satisfied. Now we need to be mindful of what it means that we're seeing these tectonic plates shift in the very way policing is happening in the country."
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‘I’m at least being honest’: Fox News host ‘glad’ Chauvin found guilty to stop ‘this country from going up in flames’
Fox News chose Greg Gutfeld, the host of its new late-night talk show "Gutfeld!" along with "Judge" Jeanine Pirro as its on-air talent for Tuesday's verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Gutfeld told his co-host that he's "glad" Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd, because his neighborhood was looted once and he wanted "a verdict that keeps this country from going up in flames."
"And now I'm just going to just get really selfish," Gutfeld said after the verdict of guilty on all counts was read. "I'm glad that he was found guilty on all charges. Even if he might not be guilty of all charges."
An off-screen voice, possibly Pirro's, said, "Oh my God." Seconds later, another off-screen voice said, "oh God," as groans can be heard.
"I am glad that he is guilty of all charges, because I want a verdict that keeps this country from going up in flames," Gutfeld admitted.
"Oh uh-oh, said Pirro.
"Oh my goodness," said another voice off-screen.
"Look, Greg," Pirro responded.
"What do you mean?" a stunned Gutfeld replied.
"I'm at least being honest," Gutfeld said defending himself. "My neighborhood was looted, I don't ever want to go through that again.
Pirro replied, saying, "Greg, Greg, we do not sacrifice individuals, for the sake, oh having people feel –"
"I'm saying is guilty," Gutfeld declared, after suggesting he might not be quite as guilty as jurors found him to be. "I'm saying I'm glad about the verdict."
MSNBC's Joy Reid says cops finally know they must 'draw a line' at bad policing: 'Ten officers said this is too much'
One of the things that was different in the trial of Derek Chauvin was that other police officers came forward to say that he was wrong in his actions and in his behavior. It has been the first time that the so-called "blue line" of police fought back against a bad officer.
"We do not consent to police being free to kill the very people that they are using tickets to pay for policing, right?" Reid explained. "Black communities are by and large paying for the cops, paying for policing, because we're getting the tickets written on us. We're getting pulled over. We're the ones who are subsidizing and funding the killing of our own families. And people of all races are finally saying, 'this is the line.' And as I was saying, before we went to the great reporting on the ground there, there are some police who are saying it too. I know you talked to a lot of law enforcement folks in the last several weeks. So, have I, Nicolle, and even law enforcement people that I have talked to are saying, 'We've got to draw lines.' And ten police officers drew a line with Derek Chauvin, and they said, 'This is too much.' And I think that's important for public policy."
See the video below:
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