Biden ‘Praying For The Right Verdict’ In Chauvin Trial As Major Cities Brace For Violence
In a rare statement by a President during jury deliberation in a major trial, Joe Biden says he believes that the evidence in the Derek Chauvin trial is “overwhelming,” and wants us to know that he’s communicated with God in his hope for the ‘right’ verdict in the case of the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd last summer during an arrest.
“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office – hours after speaking with members of the Floyd family, adding: “I think it’s overwhelming in my view.” Biden said he wouldn’t have commented if the jury had not been sequestered.
President Biden says he recently called George Floyd’s family:
“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is, I think it’s overwhelming in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered.” pic.twitter.com/v6G03KqUSw
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 20, 2021
Biden’s comments come as major cities across the country brace for violent protests – which we suspect are likely regardless of outcome.
In Minneapolis – which would be the epicenter for major protests – some 3,000 National Guard troops have been deployed throughout the downtown area, two of whom were injured early Sunday when someone shot at their Humvee hours after Rep. Maxine Waters told people to “get more confrontational“ in order to “send a message” to white supremacists.
In Los Angeles, Beverly Hills has stepped up patrols after BLM protesters marched through the wealthy enclave last year.
In Philadelphia, shop owners have boarded up windows.
What’s more, six states and Washington D.C. have requested help from the National Guard to protect their Democratic-run cities, after they were forced to sleep on the floor of a parking garage during inauguration security detail in January.
“The number one focus for us is deescalation. We don’t want to use force if we don’t have to,” said Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.
Get out of cities
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 12, 2021
Tue, 04/20/2021 – 13:50