The Streets Will Be on Fire if Derek Chauvin Isn’t Convicted for the Murder of George Floyd

America is bracing for a verdict in former Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial over the execution of George Floyd.

Closing arguments in Chauvin’s trial will take place Monday, after which the jury will begin its deliberations. Chauvin, was a Minneapolis police officer when he was filmed nonchalantly kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. With his sunglasses jauntily perched on his head, and his hand in his pocket while he slowly and deliberately snuffed the life out of Floyd, he is the poster boy for the police genocide of people of color.

The Floyd execution video is the most infamous snuff film in history, and if Chauvin is found guilty of the most serious charge that he faces, second-degree unintentional murder, media outlets should never again play that sickening video.

The graphic video, played endlessly on cable news outlets, opened the eyes of many white Americans to the reality of the violence and brutality that people of color face every day at the hands of the police. A traffic stop for a white person is a minor annoyance in the great scheme of things, but for a black man it’s a terrifying ordeal that all too often leads to an arrest at the least, and injury or death at the worst.

The trial of Chauvin for the murder of Floyd should be a slam dunk, and I don’t see why the jury would need more than a few minutes to find the killer cop guilty of murdering Floyd.

If Chauvin is found not guilty or if the trial ends in a hung jury, it will be undeniable proof that the judicial system is stacked against minorities, and I wouldn’t be surprised if riots erupt all over this racist country. I can only hope that the violence isn’t indiscriminate and that an outraged citizenry will focus their wrath on the homes of racist Republican politicians and the white evangelical churches that supported the racist agenda of Donald Trump.

I am not advocating violence; I’m just being a realist by declaring that America will burn if a miscarriage of justice takes place and the killer cop isn’t convicted.

Pat Robertson Lashes Out at Killer Cops: Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin

“Ultra-conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson delivered a surprisingly searing rant about the recent onslaught of police violence, blasting former officers Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin while saying cops have ‘got to stop this stuff.’

During his 700 Club broadcast on Thursday, Robertson and co-host Terry Meeuwsen discussed the shooting death of Daunte Wright, noting that Potter—who has been charged with manslaughter—has claimed that she confused her pistol and Taser when she shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop.

Using plastic models of the two weapons, Robertson and Meeuwsen demonstrated the difference in size and weight between the sidearm and Taser, prompting Robertson to say there’s ‘no comparison’ between the two.”

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Evangelical firebrand Pat Robertson and I agree as often as Ivanka Trump and a Trump Tower housekeeper enjoy sushi and sake at the Kurumazushi restaurant in New York City.

But I’m glad that Robertson experienced an epiphany and delivered a Holy Ghost inspired prophetic message about the systemic police violence against people of color. He blasted former police officers Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin with both barrels — for once fulfilling his responsibility as a man of God and speaking truth to power.

Robertson’s audience gets almost all of their news from conservative outlets like Fox News and Newsmax where cops are venerated as public servants, who can do no wrong. Therefore, I applaud Robertson for opening the eyes of his followers to the reality where for decades, indeed centuries, police officers have been culling blacks and other minorities.

If you believe that 26-year veteran police officer Kim Potter mistook a Glock for a Taser, I have a seaside property in Kentucky to sell you. Kim Potter murdered Daunte Wright in cold blood, unfortunately intent is very difficult to prove and consequently she was charged with second-degree manslaughter instead of first-degree murder.

If Chauvin and Potter are convicted, I will join Robertson in shouting: Halleluiah.