Never one to back down from claiming for open violence in the streets, California Rep. Maxine Waters demanded that protesters “get more active and get more confrontational” so law enforcement will “know that we mean business” amid the high-profile murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Waters, who’s shown no hesitation in urging people to violence in pursuit of a political goal, also demanded that Chauvin, who’s currently being accused of murdering Minneapolis resident George Floyd, be found “guilty of murder.”
“Oh no, not manslaughter. This is guilty for murder. I don’t know whether it’s in the first degree, but as far as I’m concerned it’s in the first degree,” Waters told a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Brooklyn Center over the weekend, completely disregarding the entire legal system, due process, and any sense of fair justice based on evidence and facts.
In most states, first degree murder - with which Chauvin hasn't even been charged, by the way - is not only intentional but also premeditated, meaning the perpetrator plotted ahead of time to kill his or her victim – and also meaning that, as per usual, Waters has absolutely no clue what she’s blathering on about.
But she wasn’t done spewing poison.
One protester asked Waters, “What happens if we don’t get what you just told – what should we do? What should protesters on the street do?”
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, and get more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business,” Waters answered.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to BLM protesters in Brooklyn Center, MN:— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) April 18, 2021
“[Protestors] got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.” pic.twitter.com/GLIPoLwZnd
Her inflammatory comments come at a dangerous time for Minneapolis as the already battered city braces for even more turmoil and violence in the days to come, especially should Chauvin be found guilty of anything less than murder – or acquitted altogether.