The Obama DOJ is back and that means pushing black supremacist politics and going after the police. But even by Obama standards, a political stunt like a courthouse arrest of the cop who was on the scene when George Floyd died of a drug overdose is really something.
Leading up to Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Justice Department officials had spent months gathering evidence to indict the ex-Minneapolis police officer on federal police brutality charges… so they came up with a contingency plan: If Chauvin were found not guilty on all counts or the case ended in a mistrial, they would arrest him at the courthouse, according to sources familiar with the planning discussions.
Arresting Chauvin at the courthouse was a publicity stunt. Chauvin wasn’t going to fly to Brazil even if he were exonerated.
But you just know the Obama DOJ people plotting this had been coordinating with CNN to have the cameras running on the scene.
Now, with Chauvin’s state trial out of the way, federal prosecutors are moving forward with their case. They plan to ask a grand jury to indict Chauvin and the other three ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s killing — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao — on charges of civil rights violations, a source said.
It goes without saying that this is baseless. And that the harassment of defense experts is clearing the way for an easy kill with little opposition. After what happened to Chavin’s defense experts, credible figures are less likely to come forward.
And so the Biden-BLM lynch mob will collect some more scalps.
Over the better part of the last year, as special prosecutor Keith Ellison’s team pursued murder and manslaughter charges, federal authorities have been mounting their own case in private before a grand jury — a group of 23 citizens who meet in secret to hear evidence and ultimately decide if there is probable cause to charge.
Under the contingency arrest plan, the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office would have charged Chauvin by criminal complaint — a quicker alternative for a federal charge that doesn’t require a grand jury — so they could arrest him immediately, and then asked a grand jury for an indictment, according to sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Why not just take him out back and shoot him. Secretly.
This is the Left’s idea of justice.