In this installment of the weekly conversation, PF Whalen and Parker Beauregard of The Blue State Conservative discuss conclusions we can draw from the Derek Chauvin trial and the verdict of guilty on all charges that was delivered by the jury. This was the most publicized and scrutinized trial of the past twenty-five years, so what does it mean?
If Floyd had been white, no one would have given a damn about his death and the only consequences for Derek Chauvin would have been a couple of extra hours of paperwork to fill out.
We are all entitled to our opinions on Derek Chauvin’s guilt or innocence. The trial had been widely covered and broadly watched. Considering the intricacies of the case, reasonable people could have opinions either for or against conviction. But unless we were one of the twelve individuals who made up that jury, our opinions didn’t matter, and neither did the opinions of people like Maxine Waters.
If they don’t get the outcome they want, they will lynch Chauvin figuratively, riot without purpose, and loot when the opportunity presents itself.