Judge in Chauvin trial calls Waters' comments 'abhorrent'

Judge In Chauvin Trial Says Maxine Waters' Attempt To Gin Up Violence Could Lead To Jury Verdict Being Overturned.

In an interview with theGrio that was published on Monday morning, Waters said she was "nonviolent" and said her remark about being "confrontational" was in regard to changing the justice system in the US.

"I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned", responded Judge Peter Cahill.

Conservatives have seized on Waters' comments, saying she is inflaming tensions as Minneapolis looks to prevent looting and destruction that occurred after Floyd's death past year.

Waters made the comments over the weekend during protests in Brooklyn Center, near Minneapolis, over the April 11 fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Lawyers in the Chauvin case are due to present their closing argumentson Monday, before the jury retires to consider its verdict. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business.

Nelson referenced Waters' recent comments as she joined a protest in Minneapolis that if Chauvin was not convicted that they would have to "get more confrontational", calling it "mind-boggling" that "we have U.S. Representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case".

"Beyond the articles that we're talking specifically about the facts of this case, a congresswoman's opinion really doesn't matter a whole lot", Cahill said.

Judge Cahill called her comments "abhorrent" and "disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function".

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Broderick's wife filed for divorce and a protective order after his arrest, the Statesman first reported , citing court documents. She said they responded to an area that included a strip mall, several retail stores with a large apartment complex behind it.

The comments by Waters, a California Democrat and icon among progressives, were immediately seized on by Republicans who claimed that Waters was inciting violence.

On Monday, she rejected the furore, insisting she was "non-violent" and arguing Republicans were merely seizing on her remarks to "send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK".

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who was stripped of her committee assignments over social media posts before she took office, including an endorsement of killing Democrats, said she would introduce a resolution to expel her from the House.

After her statement, members of the National Guard were attacked with gunfire by rioters in Minneapolis. "Rep Waters is a danger to our society".

Republicans called for a congressional censure of Ms Waters, but Democrats said she had no reason to apologise. Neither were seriously injured. She is one of the most prominent voices of progressives in the House, affectionately known as "Auntie Maxine" among her supporters.

"Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement".

"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. They've handled this with great dignity, and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side", Pelosi said.

"If you call it a riot", the Los Angeles Times quoted her as saying, "it sounds like it was just a bunch of insane people who went out and did bad things for no reason".

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