All that needs to be said, about Derek Chauvin’s trial, has been.
But before we get his verdict, can we chat about a few things?
- Derek Chauvin’s trial judge, Peter Cahill, has said that Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments may give way to a verdict appeal.
- Police all over America, are on standby, for the verdict reveal.
What did Rep. Maxine Waters say?
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict and we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd. If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice.”
“We got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
To which, judge Peter Cahill, responded with:
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned”
“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” Cahill added later. “I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution, to respect a coequal branch of government.”
Here are my thoughts. And they are mine, and mine alone. I have been and still am a proponent of burning this mf’er down, IF we have to. I do not believe that we can reason with the people in power who uphold oppressive systems. It ain’t happening.
*I* will not beg and plead, on bended knee, for people to see my humanity. I will not “uh, pretty please, sir/ma’am..can you possibly try to not kill me or my people?” Tuh.
I do not believe that anything will change by relying on those who oppress, to miraculously see the error of their ways. If allowed to, they will just continue on as things presently stand.
Allowed being the keyword here. And not allowing, means things have to be shaken up. We gotta stir the pot. Keep applying pressure. As auntie Maxine said, “we’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
We have to make demands and be ready to be about that action, if ignored.
Speaking of action, our police state is clearly revving up for some of their own.
In DC and Minneapolis, thousands of National Guard members have been deployed.
Police across the county, mostly in Black areas, like Chicago and L.A., have readied thousands of extra police, on “crowd-control tactics.”
And does no one else find it hilariously ironic, that in a movement about police brutality, where an indignant murderer (Derek Chauvin) *may” very well get away it – it’s been decided to send out more police to….”keep the peace?”
I imagine if they’d simply stop killing us, that would keep the peace pretty damn well.
Look, I am saying that I support whatever my people think they need to do, to put an end to the senseless, unending, terror, death, and mayhem that my community is forced to endure.
Because the alternative is to let things continue. And that is just NOT an option.
The verdict came in while I was writing this. Guilty on all three counts. I feel like I finally exhaled. I’m going to celebrate tonight.
Though we still have 8 weeks to see what his sentencing will be, and so many other George’s to seek justice for. But tonight? Celebrate, beloveds. Then keep your foot on the gas. We’ve got so much more work to do.
When JanayB isn’t posting memes, scrolling through “wokebook” posts, ordering food and otherwise being your typical millennial, you can find her here destroying white tears and basking in her unapologetic blackness. Get in touch with her at JanayBsays@gmail.com