A political commentator for CNN and avowed communist, Van Jones said Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that if Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, isn’t found guilty of killing George Floyd, America will find itself in a “dangerous position as a country.” Let’s be honest. There will be riots regardless of the outcome of the trial and the Democrats who run Minneapolis will let it happen again.
That’s pretty much because of people like Van Jones and Chris Cuomo. They are supposed to be news people, and yet the overwhelming majority of Americans heard the arguments made by the Defense Counsel during yesterday’s opening of the Floyd trial for the first time. That is an indictment of the news industry of America. Instead, they are together sending out threats to the jurors and dog whistles to rioters. CNN is extremely irresponsible in this regard.
The news media, including Fake News like CNN, are supposed to give both sides of a story and let the viewers decide for themselves. But CNN, and most of the mainstream news media today, do not believe there is another side of most stories they report. Instead of being real journalists, the people today who sit at news desks drinking from their coffee mugs with corporate logos emblazoned on them are left-wing activists who only see one side of an issue and it always leans Left.
There are rarely any journalists left who know how to be a journalist, and that is what a dangerous position our country is in today. Our news media has failed us miserably and now, even with evidence that shows it’s not the case, most of America believes that the former Minneapolis cops murdered George Floyd.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why I think Chauvin will not be found guilty of the charges, possibly one of the lesser. It’s because what he did at the scene of Floyd’s death does not match the actual statutes, and unless the jury is Woke, he should be found not guilty. I know, it sucks that he died, but George Floyd killed George Floyd and you would know that if our news media hadn’t died years ago.
Jones said, “Everybody I’m talking to are frustrated, re-triggered, re-traumatized. Seeing that video, seeing the complete contempt for life. You have a generation of African-Americans and their allies, I’m talking this entire young generation that is watching this to see if America, listen, the system is on trial here. The system is on trial. And I can’t tell you, people have tried to push away from this, move on from this. Today brought it all back home for tens of millions of people. And if this is considered legal conduct from a police officer, if you can do this in broad daylight and not go to jail, it will be perceived as open season, telling police officers from coast to coast you can literally get away with murder in broad daylight. So, this was, I think. Today was a brutal day for the people who were able to watch. A lot of people weren’t even able to watch. They said, I just can’t even put myself through it again.”
He went on, “This is the system on trial for a generation. And, you know, listen, you can ask any of the people who have been marching out here in the middle of a pandemic, this is going to be there will be half a billion people watching when the verdict comes out.”
It sounds to me like Van Jones himself finally heard the defense’s arguments based on the facts, and he’s afraid his team is going to lose. It’s terrible that George Floyd died, as it is when anyone dies. But what happened to Floyd is because of what he did to himself. For example, Fake News outlets never told you that Mr. Floyd had enough Fentanyl in his system that he would have died later in his home. On top of that, you didn’t know that Floyd also had methamphetamine in his system; he had an underlying heart condition, and he had COVID.
I guarantee Fake News didn’t point out to you the glaring inaccuracies given by the prosecutor during his opening statement yesterday. Like when he said Chauvin had his arm around Floyd’s neck when Floyd was resisting arrest inside the police vehicle yet there is no video that I’ve seen of Chauvin doing that. The prosecutor kept making it out as if the coroner’s report said that Floyd died as a direct result of Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, even though we all know by now that the original coroner’s report said he died of a Fentanyl overdose and was later changed when the Woke politicians got involved. They had a country to destroy and they couldn’t let a good crisis go to waste.
The Fake News never told you that Minneapolis police officers all go through the same training program, and part of that training is how to place your knee on the neck of a suspect you have on the ground that is not cooperating. Officer cadets lie down on the ground while someone places their knee on their neck while other cadets hold down their legs. They do this so that the officers know what it’s like. It does not cut off a person’s airway, and it certainly didn’t kill George Floyd. A real news media would have informed the American people of that information.
Jones added, “You’re putting us in a very dangerous situation when you do that because what you’re now saying is it doesn’t matter if you follow the rules. We are still going to come and get you. Once you have 40 million people in the country who, no matter what we do, we break the law, we get in trouble. We follow the law. We get in trouble. No matter what we do, you are not going to accept us, then what do we have here? You’ve got a potential time bomb on both sides. And I think on the other side, what I’m seeing is we talk a lot about white rage, white anger, the angry white man. There’s some white grief that hasn’t been talked about. This country is changing in ways that a bunch of white folks did not sign up for, didn’t expect, and don’t know what to do with. So, a lot of this rage is unprocessed grief that we need to be able to talk about. No. We are not going to back off. It is true. It may be the fact that your grandkids may not look like your grandparents. This country is changing. But it can be a greater country as a result. We need these white voters who are supporting Republicans doing stuff that they know is wrong need to be called to a higher purpose. The Republican Party, which used to be the party of Lincoln, should not be the party of Steve Bannon and all these terrible ideas. There’s no reason for it. So, you got fear on one side, grief on the other side, and the clock is ticking. I’m going to tell you right now, these bills that are being passed to chop us off at the voting block and juries coming out saying it’s okay to kill us are putting us in a dangerous position as a country and as America.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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