Derek Chauvin Verdict Could Be in Jeopardy After Recent Statement from Juror
The trial finally ended and Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts brought against him, two of those charges being murder.
There are mixed feelings about the decision everywhere.
Some people are convinced that he’s guilty and got justice. Some people are upset because they believe that he is innocent and didn’t do anything wrong, but instead just followed his training. Some people are just relieved that there aren’t going to be any more cities burned to the ground at the moment. Some people think that he was guilty of manslaughter, but not murder. Like I said, there are a lot of differing opinions about it.
There have also been a lot of things come into question such as whether or not an appeal will be granted given stupid politicians running their mouths about the trial and what they want the result to be…ahem…Maxine Waters.
But now, some jurors are coming out and talking about the trial. One of these men is Juror #52, also known as Brandon Mitchell.
Mitchell is a Black Lives Matter supporter and said that he had very little knowledge of the case prior to the trial. However, he was seen in a photograph from last year wearing a t-shirt that said, “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” and “BLM”.
Does this sound like an impartial juror to you? But wait, there’s more.
During an interview recently with a radio station, Mitchell said that more people need to get on jury duty so that they can make some changes to society.
“I mean it’s important if we wanna see some change, we wanna see some things going different, we gotta into these avenues, get into these rooms to try to spark some change,” he said. “Jury duty is one of those things. Jury duty. Voting. All of those things we gotta do.”
Umm…what changes exactly? Because this isn’t the purpose of jury duty. They are not elected officials who are to determine laws, so what is his idea exactly of how to see change?
Here’s the moment Juror #52 (Brandon Mitchell) from the Chauvin trial talks about jury duty as a means for societal change. pic.twitter.com/xewZitQXvq
— Janet (@janetburke27) May 2, 2021
This may end up coming back to bite them in the butt if they’re not careful.