(Big League Politics) – With the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin falling apart, the fake news media may be resorting to jury intimidation to get the scalp they need to provide fuel for the far-left Black Lives Matter revolution.
The New York Times is publishing personal information about the jurors in the Chauvin case. Chauvin faces second-degree murder charges for the death of serial felon George Floyd, who had a tremendous amount of fentanyl in his system as he died in police custody.
“A white intensive care nurse who said if she saw someone on the street who needed help, she would feel obligated to step in. A Black grandmother who said she had no personal experience with the police or the criminal justice system,” the Times article began.
It continued: “A white widow who rides a motorcycle in her spare time and said she believes that “all lives matter.” A Black man who works in banking and said he was eager to serve on the jury of “the most historic case of my lifetime.”’
“These are some of the jurors appointed to weigh the evidence in the case of Derek Chauvin, the white former police officer who is accused of murdering George Floyd, a Black man,” the Times added.
Reporters obtained questionnaires filled out by jurors in order to discern details about their identities and reveal them to the public. The identities of the jurors are being protected by the court due to safety concerns.
“The racial makeup of the jury was more diverse than many expected — in fact, the jury has a higher percentage of Black people than the city of Minneapolis, which is about 20 percent Black. But strong views about racism and police brutality based on personal experience could be enough to get passed over,” the Times wrote about their analysis of the jury.
Big League Politics has reported about two jurors essentially backing out of the case after it was revealed that Floyd’s family received a massive taxpayer payout:
“Two jurors have been removed from the Derek Chauvin case following a $27 million payout to George Floyd’s family from the city of Minneapolis.
The jurors said that the massive payout biased them and prevented them from being impartial while considering the case. This happened after they were questioned about the settlement by Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill.
One dismissed juror was a Hispanic man in his 20s who claimed that the cash payout to Floyd’s family affected his ability to be impartial by “a lot.”
“So, last time I was asked about my strong opinions against Chauvin,” he said to Cahill. “Clearly the city of Minneapolis has some strong opinions, as well. And this just kind of confirms my opinions that I already had.”
The other dismissed juror was a white man in his 30s who stated that the “dollar amount was kind of shocking to me. That kind of sent the message that the city of Minneapolis felt that something was wrong and they wanted to make it right to the tune of that dollar amount.”
“I think in the headline if it would have said $2,000 versus $20 million, that’s a big change,” the juror said. “So I think that sticker price obviously shocked me and kind of swayed me a little bit, yes.”
Two other jurors told the judge that the news did not change their opinions or otherwise prejudice them regarding the case.
“I’ve been thinking about this question a lot. I don’t think so. It wasn’t surprising that the city made this settlement,” a female juror said. “I think they made their position clear when they decided to defund the police or take actions or steps towards that.”
“It hasn’t affected me at all because I don’t know the details,” a black male juror said. “I’m not a lawyer so obviously I don’t know what went into making that decision.”‘
The Times will hide behind the excuse of journalism, but they may be sending an ominous message to jurors that, unless they make an example of Chauvin, the mob will be sent to their doorstep.