President of National Center for Police Defense Makes Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict: “The Day That Justice Died”

Minneapolis, MN.- President of the National Center for Police Defense, Inc. James Fotis stated: “With the conviction of Derek Chauvin on all three counts of second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter, makes this the day that justice died in America.”

Days before the trial, Minneapolis settled with the Floyd family for $27 million dollars, immediately giving the impression that the city believed former Officer Derek Chauvin was guilty. Then there was a police shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and Maxine Waters, a member of the US House of Representatives, visited Brooklyn Center and encouraged BLM and Antifa protesters to continue to protest and look for a guilty verdict. Waters said, “Well, we’ve got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Right after Waters tirade two National Guardsmen were shot during a drive-by shooting.

Mr. Fotis continued, saying “Chauvin was doomed to conviction from the onset. The trial clearly should have had a change of venue.” There is no fair trial in a city where hate has festered for more than a year and the BLM and Antifa agitators have been pushing the buttons of revolution. Fear drove the jurors as it did the city before them. Fotis concluded, “When I was in Minneapolis a week ago you could smell the fear in the street, no one walking. There were threats that if the verdict wasn’t the one BLM and Antifa wanted that the city would burn.”

If the jury thought that they saved their city today by returning those verdicts, they had better think again because no police officer will ever lift his or her hand in the name of law and order in Minneapolis again. The progressive Attorney General and the prosecutors had better think of a way to protect the residents of Minneapolis moving forward. George Floyd was a criminal doing criminal things. It is always horrible when someone dies, but this is the day that Justice has died, and the city of Minneapolis should be charged as an accomplice.

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