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World Chauvin trial judge slams inflammatory remarks by Waters

11:45  20 april  2021
11:45  20 april  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

Key questions answered about Derek Chauvin trial

  Key questions answered about Derek Chauvin trial The former Minneapolis police officer is accused of killing unarmed black man George Floyd last year.The case has attracted huge global attention and after three weeks of witness and expert testimony, the jury will meet to decide the outcome on Monday.

Derek Chauvin trial judge slams Maxine Waters ' inflammatory comments A lawyer defending Derek Chauvin , who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters ’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday. Waters shouldn't apologize for 'confrontational' remark , claims she wasn't inciting violence - Cotton accuses Maxine Waters of trying to 'fan the flames in the streets' with 'appalling' rhetoric - Waters requested police protection during Minnesota trip where she told protesters get more 'confrontational' - Tucker Carlson: Maxine Waters

WASHINGTON — The judge in Derek Chauvin 's murder trial in the death of George Floyd criticized recent comments by Rep. Maxine Waters , D-Calif., saying her words could be grounds for the defense to appeal a verdict. Waters , who has long been a lightning rod for criticism from the right, was already facing a torrent of Republican criticism for her comments over the weekend urging protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is not convicted. Several GOP lawmakers called for her expulsion from Congress.

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Derek Chauvin trial judge slams Maxine Waters' inflammatory comments

A lawyer defending Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday.

"And now that we have [a] U.S. representative … threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it's it's mind boggling...," Attorney Eric Nelson said, as he attempted to argue that the jury may have been unduly influenced by external factors.

Judge Peter Cahill said that he wished elected officials would stop referencing the case "especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law" so as to let the judicial process play out as intended.

Chauvin ‘Heard’ George Floyd’s Distress, but ‘Didn’t Listen,’ Prosecutors

  Chauvin ‘Heard’ George Floyd’s Distress, but ‘Didn’t Listen,’ Prosecutors As George Floyd cried out for help on May 25, 2020, the “pavement tearing into his skin” as he repeated he could not breathe, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin continued to press his knee into the 46-year-old Black man’s neck. Chauvin “heard him but he just didn’t listen. He continued to push him down, to grind into him, to shimmy, to twist his hand,” prosecutor Steve Schleicher told jurors in Hennepin County court during closing arguments on Monday for the former law enforcer’s murder trial.

The judge presiding over the murder trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin said "disrespectful" statements made by Rep. Maxine Waters Saturday may give the defense grounds to appeal and overturn the trial . Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense delivered closing Chauvin is accused of killing George Floyd, a Black man who died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes in May 2020. After closing arguments, Judge Peter Cahill rejected a defense request for a mistrial based in part on Waters ' remarks . Cahill said protesters influenced by Waters could get

The judge in the Chauvin trial stated Monday that inflammatory remarks by Representative Maxine Waters could lead to the trial being “overturned” on appeal. Waters had called for demonstrators to “get more confrontational” and protest in the streets if no guilty verdict was reached in the case. Waters delivered the comments over the weekend ahead of closing arguments in the high-profile case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin , who’s been charged with the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin faces three criminal counts, including second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and

He added, however, that he did not believe the comments unduly influenced the jury as they had been told not to watch the news.

Waters urged protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where Duante Wright was recently shot by a police officer, to "stay in the street" as she joined the protests on Saturday and violated the local curfew.

"We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted. "We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business." CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:

- Some House Democrats have problem with Waters after judge calls her out

- McCarthy: Maxine Waters 'finds value in violence'; Democrats must censure or 'own' her, Tlaib's statements

Congresswoman blasted for Floyd protest remarks

  Congresswoman blasted for Floyd protest remarks Maxine Waters told protesters to "stay on the streets" and "fight for justice".At a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Maxine Waters told protesters to "stay on the streets" if ex-officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in the case.

The judge in the Chauvin trial stated Monday that inflammatory remarks by Representative Maxine Waters could lead to the trial being “overturned” on appeal. Waters had called for demonstrators to “get more confrontational” and protest in the streets if no guilty verdict was reached in the case. Waters delivered the comments over the weekend ahead of closing arguments in the high-profile case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin , who’s been charged with the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin faces three criminal counts, including second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and

Derek chauvin trial judge slams maxine waters ' inflammatory comments. Republicans argued Democrats only want to excoriate their side for helping spark the riot at the Capitol. GOPers said Democrats weren’t willing to take on their own. "I'd like to see Maxine Waters , apologize for the "It is, however, irresponsible to take Chair Waters ’ remarks out of context to just hold a ‘gotcha,’ partisan vote," said Hoyer to Republicans on the floor. "If ‘confrontation’ is subject to sanction, then we’ re going to have a lot of people on your side who we believe are confrontational every day."

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- Pelosi says Waters shouldn't apologize for 'confrontational' remark, claims she wasn't inciting violence

- Cotton accuses Maxine Waters of trying to 'fan the flames in the streets' with 'appalling' rhetoric

- Waters requested police protection during Minnesota trip where she told protesters get more 'confrontational'

- Tucker Carlson: Maxine Waters shows her true beliefs once again

Walter Mondale dead at 93; Biden, others pay tribute

Walter Mondale, the former vice president under Jimmy Carter, died Monday at 93 and was remembered by former colleagues and politicians for his public service and reimagining the role of vice president.

President Biden issued a statement late Monday on the death and recalled—back in 1973— that Mondale was one of the first to greet him when he arrived in the Senate. Biden said he spoke to Mondale over the weekend and they reflected on their friendship. "He may have been modest and unassuming in manner, but he was unwavering in his pursuit of progress; instrumental in passing laws like the Fair Housing Act to prevent racial discrimination in housing, Title IX to provide more opportunities for women, and laws to protect our environment."

US braces for verdict in George Floyd murder trial

  US braces for verdict in George Floyd murder trial Jurors began a first full day of deliberations on Tuesday in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd as US cities braced for a verdict in a case that sparked nationwide protests against racism last summer. After deliberating for four hours on Monday, the jury in "Minnesota vs Derek Chauvin" reconvened at 8:00 am Central Time (1300 GMT) on Tuesday. Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter for Floyd's May 25, 2020 death, which sparked protests against racial injustice around the world and is being seen as a landmark test of police accountability.

Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the case involving the death of George Floyd, said on Monday that remarks made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over the weekend could lead to the “whole trial being overturned” on appeal. “And it is so pervasive that it is I just don’t know how this jury it can really be said to be that they are free from the taint of this,” the lawyer representing Derek Chauvin said. “And now that we have U.S. representatives, threatening acts of violence in relation to the specific case, it’s mind boggling to me, judge .”

Maxine Waters incited violence and the judge took note (via: trendolizer.com).

Mondale’s family said in a statement that he died in Minneapolis. No cause of death was given.

He served as Minnesota attorney general from 1960 to 1964 and as its U.S. senator from 1964 to 1976. Later, he served as running mate and eventual vice president to former President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.

"Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history," Carter said in a statement. "During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never been seen before and still exists today." CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:

- Mondale pens touching letter to his team prior to his death

- Alcee Hastings, Democratic congressman from Florida, dead at 84

- Republican Texas Rep. Ron Wright dead at 67 after being hospitalized with COVID-19

EXCLUSIVE: New York man says FBI interrogated him about Capitol riot, but he was hundreds of miles away

A New York man told Fox News’ "The Ingraham Angle" exclusively Monday that he was visited at home outside Albany by two FBI agents inquiring if he is the suspect in a picture believed tied to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Alan Dershowitz Says Maxine Waters Used KKK Tactics to 'Intimidate the Jury' in Chauvin Trial

  Alan Dershowitz Says Maxine Waters Used KKK Tactics to 'Intimidate the Jury' in Chauvin Trial "It's borrowed precisely from the Ku Klux Klan of the 1930s and 1920s when the Klan would march outside of courthouses and threatened all kinds of reprisals if the jury ever dared convict a white person or acquit a black person," Dershowitz said."First of all, the judge should have granted the motion for a mistrial based on the efforts of Congresswoman Waters to influence the jury," Dershowitz said during an interview with Newsmax.

Brian Grady said he was oblivious when the agents appeared and thought they were building inspectors.

"I just greeted them, ‘Hey how are you doing,’" he said.

He said the two identified themselves and showed him the picture. They wanted to find out if he was the individual in the photo wearing a grey hoodie and black gloves while pulling a bag, he said. The individual is suspected of planting pipe bombs at the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee offices in Washington.

He said the agents inquired if he was in the area at the time, and he replied no.

"Honestly, I just felt violated by the FBI," he said.

Grady said it is unclear why he was visited in the first place. He said he is a conservative and shares his political views on Facebook.

The FBI and its Albany office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News seeking comment. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:

- Capitol Hill violence: Explosives found at RNC, DNC 'the real deal,' sources say

- FBI posts new photos of DC pipe bomb suspect along with $50G reward

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Now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted, here’s what happens next .
Sentencing, a civil trial, and appeals.The jury found that, by kneeling on Floyd’s neck until Floyd died, the disgraced ex-cop committed second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — although, for reasons explained below, he’s likely to only face prison time for the first of these three charges.

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