After Chauvin trial, politicians must turn down the temperature

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The jury has spoken. Derek Chauvin is guilty on all charges. Now it’s time for politicians to do what they haven’t done so far — act responsibly.

President Biden was completely wrong to weigh in on Tuesday, saying that he was praying for a guilty verdict. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was of course worse, saying crowds should get “more confrontational” if former officer Derek Chauvin was found not guilty. It was incitement, and it’s shameful that Democrats defeated a censure vote against her.

Because of their actions, this national nightmare will drag on, as Chauvin likely will file an appeal saying he didn’t get a fair trial. The judge certainly thought that would happen.

Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. His act of kneeling on Floyd’s neck was horrific. The prosecution presented the case well.

But while Derek Chauvin is a disgrace to his profession, he does not represent his entire profession, as progressive politicians would have you believe. The Squad and far too many New York politicians think his prosecution is just the first step. They would “defund” every cop, and take away the people keeping us safe.

Activists would like you to judge every cop by Chauvin’s actions, but not the officer that saves a child, or prevents a murder, protects a battered spouse or stops a robbery. To them, these things will magically happen on their own. 

Their rhetoric must be rejected. Biden can partly make up for his pre-judgment by calling for the rioters of Portland and other cities to stop the violence. These are not peaceful protests. 

The justice system worked, but the antifa and the radical left will try to convince you it’s still not worth saving. And what is their alternative? Burning it all down. That’s not a solution at all.

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