Derek Chauvin and the McMichaels are political prisoners
Woke government cruelty knows no bounds
Derek Chauvin doesn’t deserve to be in prison. He should be sitting at home right now, grateful that he is no longer a police officer in America and enjoying the company of his wife (who divorced him as he was publicly vilified by the media). His prosecution and extended incarceration is an act of cruel wokeness. I don’t even think what he did was wrong. Perhaps it was a mistake, perhaps he could have checked on Floyd, but he couldn’t possibly have been sitting there trying to murder him. He was waiting for EMTs to arrive.
As someone with claustrophobia, I know a bit about what it felt like for George Floyd, approximately 6’5”, 250 lbs., to get handcuffed and stuffed in the backseat of a police vehicle. It was his and would be my absolute worst nightmare. Handcuffs alone to a claustrophobic person will ignite a panic attack. Being put in the backseat of a locked car is sheer agony.
When a large man experiences a panic attack, he sometimes ends up displaying superhuman strength. I once caught a 5:30 PM Friday evening train from Union Station in DC headed to Penn Station in New York. Arriving a few minutes before departure, I followed the crowd rushing to the train, walked well down the platform in hopes of finding an empty car, and only found one jampacked train after another. Every seat was taken and the aisles were filled with people standing and hanging onto their luggage. I was able to climb aboard towards the front of the train but was stuck in a sort of non-moving mosh pit in that accordion-like area between seating areas.
I stood there unable to scratch my nose, hoping that somewhere more seats would appear and I’d at least have space to look at my watch. Then, the train started moving and I went into a full-on panic. I could not handle the thought of being stuck in such a dangerous, uncomfortable spot for the entire ride to New Carrollton or Baltimore or wherever this train was stopping first.
So, with about 12 or 13 people including one of the Amtrak conductors between me and the door, I, at 6’2”, 200 lbs., started methodically shoving one person after another aside with surprising strength to the point the conductor yelled at me, “You can’t do that! Stop right there!” I ignored him, pushed him aside, and continued methodically, and with ease, clearing a path with my forearms before jumping off the moving train as it started to slowly head out of the station. My $200 train ticket was wasted, but I was able to breathe again.
A person having a panic attack can casually toss people aside with his heightened strength. Because of this, Chauvin was quite reasonable in using his knee to prevent Floyd from exploding in hulk-like fashion and throwing each of the police officers aside. Nonetheless, Chauvin was convicted of TWO COUNTS of murder and ONE COUNT of manslaughter and sentenced to 22 years. This is government sadism. Prosecutors are punishing him as if George Floyd was killed three times! Sadistic Democratic prosecutors funded by George Soros, who claim to be against mass incarceration, are using the system to bully and harass people who make mistakes.
Then the Justice Department came for Chauvin and got him to agree to the completely made-up nonexistent liberal thoughtcrime of “violating a person’s civil rights.” A man who has already been convicted of murder twice and manslaughter once, is charged by the feds with ANOTHER crime. What kind of sick, vicious, authoritarian cruelty is this?
The three other Minneapolis cops who just got convicted of violating Floyd’s civil rights also deserve to be free from political harassment by the state of Minnesota and the federal government, but their time in the barrel is just getting started.
Meanwhile in Georgia, woke government sadism has reached similarly alarming levels. Father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, along with their poor, unfortunate neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., have been found guilty of felony murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Travis, the one who actually shot Arbery in a clear act of self-defense, was also convicted of malice murder. According to National Review, “Under Georgia law, malice murder indicates an intent to kill, or can be “implied” malice if the killing occurs “where no considerable provocation appears and where all the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.” Not a remotely accurate depiction of what happened.
If you’ve watched the video, the prosecution and the news media have repeatedly misrepresented what occurred that day in Satilla Shores. From the video and the map above, you can see that Arbery is never really “cornered,” but actually goes around the McMichaels’ vehicle and lunges at Travis McMichael, trying to take away the shotgun and repeatedly hitting him in the process. At that point, it doesn’t matter whether McMichael has sent racist text messages or is the most wonderful guy in the world. He was in mortal danger and he did what his instincts told him to do. Yet he sits in PRISON FOR LIFE, the victim of a woke media-government alliance that casually destroys lives and crushes people under the power of the state and public shaming (think of what folks say about Officer Darren Wilson who was completely exonerated by Obama’s DOJ).
And the fact that his father and neighbor are also in prison, is especially vicious. These poor men have absolutely no business being incarcerated. They made a mistake that led to someone losing his life, but they did not commit murder or anything close to it. That is just evil woke propaganda. The fact that the feds have once again piled on with “hate crimes” is beyond vicious and ridiculous. Apparently this may offer the McMichaels and Bryan a better place to serve out their life sentences (Bryan has life with the possibility of parole), but otherwise it just seems to be more politically-driven cruelty. Selective politically-driven cruelty, just as the January 6 crowd is facing from the DOJ.
Let me be clear about one thing regarding this case: I don’t care whether the McMichaels and Bryan are the most racist people in the world. That is irrelevant to the case. Similarly, anything that Ahmaud Arbery did that the McMichaels did not directly witness is irrelevant to the case. What matters is what occurred that day. Yet all of the news coverage has been utterly saturated with these irrelevances in an attempt to continue to push the grand RACISM! narrative that is tearing apart our nation. And now the local woke prosecutors are even going after the district attorney who declined to file charges against the McMichaels early on in the case.
And before anyone calls me a white supremacist, let me mention the case of former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohammed Noor. In 2017, then-Officer Noor was the pride of the Somali community in the Minneapolis area, being the first Somali immigrant to be hired by the Minneapolis Police Department. Then one night, a woman walked up to his police vehicle, apparently slapped the window, scaring Officer Noor who fired his gun in her direction killing Justine Damond.
Officer Noor reacted to an alarming noise and made a tragic mistake. Perhaps he wasn’t cut out for carrying a gun and should have lost his job, but to put him in prison for 12.5 years seems excessive given what happens to people who are deliberately violent to others. Thankfully he was recently resentenced to 41 to 57 months because he had no prior criminal history.
In his own words, Noor has to live with this terrible mistake every day. Going from the pride of Minnesota’s Somali community to the shame of it is punishment enough. But the cruel, unforgiving state just pours it on further. In this case, the bias is less about broader wokeness and more plain old anti-cop fervor, a branch of wokeness.
In its totality, wokeness is redefining morality on the left in ways that normal people don’t recognize. Increasingly, leftists cannot assess right and wrong in a situation without knowing the races of the various participants. And then the dishonest narratives built through years of fake news take over. Wokeness is no longer just a silly fad of liberal arts professors, but a policy tool to hurt disfavored people who make mistakes.