Cops like Derek Chauvin can’t continue to be the norm in America. Nor can a cop getting convicted for breaking the law continue to be the exception.
Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
The shouting began during a House Judiciary Committee hearing into hate crimes against Asian Americans. “As Jordan called for an amendment to the bill, he went on a tangent attacking Democrats for their rhetoric about the police,” Mediaite reported.
Demings, a Democrat as well as a former police officer and police chief of the Orlando, Florida, police department, flew into a justified rage.
She began quietly. “You know, it’s interesting to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle support the police when it is politically convenient to do so,” she said. But when Jordan tried to interrupt, she shouted, “I have the floor, Mr. Jordan. Did I strike a nerve?”
She furiously decried the use of police officers “as pawns,” meaning that Jordan didn’t give a thought to the welfare of Capitol police during the January 6th protest that erupted into a MAGA sedition riot.
“Mr. Jordan, you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about,” Demings continued, before mayhem broke out and Chairman Jerry Nadler intervened.
The House voted 216 to 210 to reject a Republican effort to censure Los Angeles Rep. Maxine Waters for her comments to protesters seeking justice for George Floyd.
The White House press corps is so starved for conflict from the White House that they are willing to create controversy to have some.
They are all becoming wingnuts now.
The AP’s Jon Lemire began the questions by trying to pressure Jen Psaki and cause her to lose her composure after President Biden made very innocuous statements about the Chauvin trial, going out of his way to make sure the jury was sequestered before he did so.
“What precisely did the president mean. What is ‘overwhelming?’ And does this mean the president thinks the police officer should be convicted on all counts?” Lemire asked.
Psaki coolly dropped Psaki bombs in the most comforting way possible by explaining without rewriting what the president said.
Suddenly, the press are outraged if the new president makes a normal comment on a topic that has no influence on the outcome after talking with the Floyd family.
Then the AP reporter went there.
“Is there concern now that the president’s comments could be grounds for an appeal, or even possibly a mistrial?” he trolled.
How f**king stupid is Lemire, who should know better. The jury was sequestered and this case of police abuse has been everywhere.
Psaki, still cool and calm, replied, “He certainly is not looking to influence, but he has been touched by the impact on the — hence he called the family yesterday and had that conversation.”
Enter NBC’s Kristen Welker who joined the troll parade, following up with basically the same lame questions.
Joe Biden broke his silence on the Derek Chauvin trial earlier today, noting that he had spoken on the phone with George Floyd’s family.
“I can only imagine the pressure and the anxiety they’re feeling,” Biden said. “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. I think it’s overwhelming in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered now.”
George Floyd’s brother Philonise also spoke to the media about the call. Forbes reports:
Floyd didn’t give much detail about the call, but said the president “was just letting us know that he was praying for us and hoping everything would come out to be OK.”
“He knows how it is to lose a family member,” Floyd said during the interview early Tuesday, adding: “He knows the process that we’re going through.”
The brother of the late George Floyd also touched upon the potential unrest that could follow the trial’s outcome, urging protesters to remain “peaceful.”
Predictably, the right-wing lying media machine took Maxine Water’s words regarding the Chauvin trial out of context and made the story about her instead of a cop killing a handcuffed Black man in cold blood.
It’s so predictable, because women leaders, and especially women of color, are frequent punching bags on Fox. Just ask Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. s
So now during a Republican House Leadership press conference, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise announced that he wants to censor Maxine Waters.
Of course he does. Republicans are so desperate to provide a grievance to their supporters, since they have no real political agenda.
Grievance outrage performance art is their go-to move.
A reporter asked,”If Waters comments are worthy of censor, why isn’t Representative Mo Brooks’s comments worthy of censor when he said at the Stop the Steal rally ‘today’s the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass?’
“Why wasn’t he censored?” the reporter asked.
The Minority Whip refused to directly comment on Brooks and claimed “he’s against any sort of political rhetoric that incited violence.”
Except when Republicans in Congress, their media minions, and TraitorTrump did consistently.
Scalise alluded to the judge in the Chauvin trial who was forced to respond to Waters’s comments because the defense team tried to use her words to get a mistrial.
It’s 4/20, and Eric Cantor is definitely high on his own supply.
But it’s not weed, it’s lies. Duuude.
Cantor blamed Obama’s “so-called stimulus bill” for the “extremism and craziness in D.C.”
You mean the stimulus bill that your party “negotiated” down to 40% tax cuts and then voted against?
Really, Eric, we even remember that you were ousted from your House Seat by an even bigger jerk than yourself, Dave “Chick voters, what are you gonna do?” Brat.
And everyone, EVERYONE, on the Left remembers that the main gripe from the Tea Party was that the Democratic President wasn’t white.
The GOP really could not handle having a Black man as their boss. That’s really what Eric Cantor was saying this morning.
— Chauvin Is Guilty (@HueyPNewton13) April 20, 2021
Journalist Jackie Calmes brings the receipts in this thread:
Gardner gained notoriety from claiming that the virus was no worse than the common cold or a mild flu. Several of his Facebook posts and YouTube videos were taken down for containing misinformation, as well as others about the “stolen” US election and the Illuminati.
Gardner’s house parties in late March may have caused his own death, as more than a dozen people contracted the virus, though it’s unclear if he contracted it then or was already infected. At least one other person has since died also.
Source: Daily Dot
A prominent Norwegian conspiracy theorist, who touted conspiracies about the coronavirus online, has died of the virus, according to multiple reports.
Hans Kristian Gaarder, 60, died on April 6, according to Insider. He was reportedly not tested for the coronavirus and hid his symptoms for several weeks before dying.
It was confirmed only after Gaarder’s death that he had the coronavirus, according to Metro.
Gaarder allegedly threw two illegal house parties—one on March 26 and another on March 27. It is said that more than a dozen people who attended the gatherings have since tested positive for the coronavirus.