Chauvin Juror Admits That They Were Afraid of the Mob When They Reached Their Verdict

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Earlier this week a jury of his peers found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter. 

Chauvin’s trial received an enormous amount of biased media coverage. The death of George Floyd last summer was a crisis point that set off months of angry protests and violent mob looting, arson and attacks by BLM and Antifa extremists. 


During the Chauvin trial, BLM and Antifa threatened to burn the country to the ground if a guilty verdict wasn’t reached, and the nation already knows they aren’t joking around. 

The police shooting of an unarmed Black man called Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota during the final weeks of the Chauvin trial also set off angry protests and raised racial tensions even further. 

Now someone who was deeply involved in the Chauvin trial is coming forward with details about what was going on in the jury room, and it’s very bad news for all those who believe justice must be upheld against the mob. 

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The Jury Were Scared Out of Their Wits

Juror Lisa Christensen took part in the trial but was ultimately named as an alternate juror. An alternate juror is a juror selected in the same manner as a regular juror who hears all the evidence but does not help decide the case unless called on to replace a regular juror in the case of an unforeseen circumstance. 

Christensen lived in Brooklyn Center and believed Chauvin was guilty. However, she exposed a lot of what was going on in the jury room. 

A journalist interviewing her for a local TV station called Lou Raguse said he was shocked by what Christensen told him.

“This was shocking to me, but Christensen told me she and the other jurors didn’t even share their real names and occupations with each other. Just called each other by juror number. Got along but mostly made small talk. Concerned about saying ‘too much,'” he noted. 

Christensen said there was an atmosphere of real fear in the jury. 

“I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict,” Christensen admitted. 

In other words, there was a lot of pressure on the jurors and they were scared of the mob violence that could come their way if they voted the wrong way or let out details of their personal lives. 

As I wrote, the media was all over the Chauvin trial, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters even flew to Minnesota and specifically demanded a guilty verdict, while Biden said he was “praying” for a guilty verdict. 

Judge Peter Cahill in charge of the Chauvin trial even said that Waters was in serious danger of leading to a successful appeal from Chauvin’s legal team.

“I’m aware that Congresswoman Waters was talking specifically about this trial, and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction, and talk about being ‘confrontational.’ Beyond the articles that we’re talking specifically about the facts of this case, a congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot,” but it is “something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”

Mistrial?

If Chauvin’s trial ends up being declared a mistrial due to Waters, Biden and all the media bias – as well as the mob threats – or if Chauvin manages to successfully appeal, then we could be looking at “protests” that dwarf those we saw last summer. 

The thing with a Republic is that it is based on the rule of law, not mob rule. If this country is to have a successful future it must stand up to the mob at all costs.