It’s a tribute to America’s justice system that every jury before the one convened in the Derek Chauvin case had done its job.
It’s not about race.
Majority black juries refused to convict the previous victims of Black Lives Matter lynch mobs and their Democrat political allies. They did their job. The Chauvin jury refused to do theirs, bowing to the combination of political pressure, threats, intimidation, and the maddening effect of a viral video taken out of context.
Maybe some jurors feared being doxxed, getting fired, and having their lives destroyed in the name of social justice.
It was certainly not an unreasonable fear with the media publishing profiles of the jurors. And no doubt ready to publish their names if they didn’t rule the right way.
The case in some ways reminds me of the Leo Frank trial with an armed mob outside the courthouse. The jury couldn’t technically see the mob the way that it could in the Frank case from its vantage point, but the media took great pains to remind jurors that it was there.
And that if they did their jobs, entire cities would burn.
But if any jurors thought that handing the mob a victim would appease it they were dead wrong. It’s only going to encourage it. Worse still it creates a template for future juries ignoring the evidence and the legal case to appease the mob.
The mob won’t be appeased. This isn’t about justice. It’s about the assertion of power in a political power struggle.
The misconduct of the Chauvin jury has sent a message that enough rioting and political terror will overturn the law and lead to a political lynching.
Rewarding mobs never leads to anything except more mobs.