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Ann Coulter Op-ed: Thanks, Derek Chauvin Jurors! You’re Safe Now. We Aren’t.


Commentary by Ann Coulter | Posted: Apr 21, 2021 | https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2021/04/21/thanks-jurors-youre-safe-now-we-arent—p–n2588347

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Thanks, Derek Chauvin Jurors! You’re Safe Now. We Aren’t.

Source: Court TV via AP, Pool

To watch the hours of celebratory fist-pumping from government officials and black activists after the guilty verdicts against police officer Derek Chauvin this week, you’d think Minnesota had just won the NCAA tournament. One man is dead and another will be spending up to 40 years in prison. How about Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison show a little dignity, with something like: “We had the trial; we’ve got a verdict; I’m not taking any questions”?

Nope! We got a one-hour spirit rally for the championship team. The key was teamwork. Our guys practiced every night — staying even after the gym had closed! We couldn’t have done it without the fans.

There wasn’t this much triumphalism when Ted Bundy was convicted! He murdered 30 women, escaped from jail twice, and killed again before finally being brought to trial. We didn’t have hours of gloating after they got the Green River Killer, and it took 20 years to catch him.

Maybe we’ve gotten less decorous in the past few decades. But how about celebrating the conviction of a gangbanger who killed an 8-year-old girl in a drive-by? Would the media be as giddy about that? Not likely. Wild celebrations are in order only for the railroading of a cop.

The prosecutors must feel great! All it took was threatening the jurors with riots and personal destruction to get the verdict they wanted. Real Ciceros, these guys.

Chauvin was forced to flee his home last year, which naturally had been vandalized, requiring constant police presence. Barricades have recently been erected around the home of officer Kim Potter, who accidentally shot escaping violent gun offender Daunte Wright last week.

The day before Chauvin’s case went to the jury, a defense witness — a witness! — had his former home in California vandalized with pigs’ blood and a pig’s head. So I’m sure the jurors reached their verdict purely based on the evidence, after a careful weighing of both sides in the Anglo-Saxon tradition.

We’re told that this is only the beginning, big changes are in the air. Does that mean every case against a cop will come with threats of mob violence?

Here’s one big change in policing that will come out of the Chauvin trial: No longer will police use the least amount of force on vulnerable individuals, like George Floyd. From here on out, the safety of the perp will take a back seat to avoiding unflattering cellphone videos. A key point brought out at trial was this: As soon as Chauvin arrived on the scene, he would have been within his rights to use a Taser or stun gun on Floyd. The prosecution’s use-of-force experts agreed! Chauvin employed a less aggressive restraint that looked worse to bystanders. Big mistake.

By now, surely, all law enforcement officers realize that their one overriding concern must always be the optics, not the reality. Unlike other public servants, police have to do their jobs while under the watchful eye of cellphone cameras. What matters is how things appear to idiot onlookers.

Heart disease is rampant in the African American community. Combine that with drug use and behavioral problems — and there are a lot more George Floyds out there waiting to happen. According to the medical examiner, it was the stress of being restrained — combined with Floyd’s heart condition and massive amount of fentanyl in his system — that killed him. If lying on the ground was too much stress on Floyd’s heart, how about 50,000 volts of electricity? Again, according to the state’s use-of-force experts, that would have been A-OK.

Got a resisting arrestee? Zap him with the stun gun and heave him in the back of the police van. Whatever happens after that, at least you won’t have a chubby EMT screaming at you and taking videos.

True, Floyd stood a better chance of going on living by NOT being zapped with a stun gun. On the other hand, Chauvin stood a better chance of staying out of prison if he’d just gotten Floyd in the police van, pronto.

Nice work, Minnesota!

The other big change coming down the pike is that we are headed back to the 1960s in terms of crime. Already, 2020 marked the largest year-to-year increase in murders in the history of the country. In Minneapolis alone, the murder rate doubled. Get ready for a lot more violent crime, emboldened criminals and less aggressive police. To the unwitting citizens of Minnesota who will soon have their lives snuffed out, just remember: The jurors were worried about their own personal security. It was your life or theirs, and they decided the better part of valor was to sacrifice yours.

Their motto: I regret that I have only dozens of other people’s lives to give for my virtue.

Chris Kyle’s Killer Was Sporting Islamic Facial Hair When He Killed Kyle


Written by Doug Giles on February 8, 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://clashdaily.com/2015/02/chris-kyles-killer-sporting-islamic-facial-hair-killed-kyle/

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Jury selection for the trial for Eddie Routh, the man who killed American Sniper Chris Kyle and fellow Navy SEAL Chad Littlefield, is supposed to begin this week in Stephenville, Texas.patrol th thERMH239J

For months we’ve been hearing that Eddie suffered from PTSD and that the VA is to blame for not getting him on potent enough dope, or too-potent dope; and failed to farm him out to an exorcist to have his war demons banished forever; and thus, the VA is the reason Eddie snapped and killed an American icon and his fellow SEAL friend.

Heck, I’m surprised we haven’t heard “The Low Blood Sugar Excuse” tossed out there as the reason Routh killed Kyle: “Eddie, you see, has low blood sugar, and if he‘d had a Snickers, Chris would still be alive.”

Or… or… “Eddie could have also killed Chris and Chad because his third grade teacher never called on him during class when he raised his hand, and that wounded his inner-child, and that’s why Eddie murdered two stellar and innocent soldiers who were trying to help him.”

Why not parlay those excuses as well?  The aforementioned makes about as much sense as the PTSD defense that’s been batted around on Eddie’s behalf. A pretext, mind you, that is currently getting severely hammered by the Warfighter Foundation.

Check it out …

The Warfighter Foundation alleged that Eddie Ray Routh, 27, the Marine veteran accused of murdering Navy SEAL Kyle two years ago, never saw combat nor experienced traumatic situations during his time serving overseas.

Eddie Routh served one tour in Iraq in 2007, at Balad Air Base (the 2nd largest U.S. installation in Iraq), with no significant events. No combat experience. Let me say that again, he NEVER SAW COMBAT or any aspect of traumatic events associated with a combat deployment (i.e. incoming mortar or rocket fire). He never left the base, EVER.

The Warfighter Foundation, a nonprofit veterans group, filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain information about Routh’s service record. It was through the information they received that the group discovered Routh had not experienced any type of combat.

Matter of fact, the base that Mr. PTSD was stationed at was pretty cush.

According to MilitaryBases.com:

Joint Base Balad benefited from some of the best facilities. It was almost a luxurious installation. The military troops had access to swimming pools, dancing lessons, a movie theater, American restaurants and snack bars. The housing facilities were just as advanced. The facilities were probably some of the most important factors that drew the celebrities and officials’ attention during their visits.

Sounds rough, eh?  Pools, Pizza Hut, Dancing, Movies … holy crap… oh, the pain.

Garsh … that’s enough to push even the strongest amongst us over the edge and compel one to murder innocent friends who’re trying to help you out, right?  No?  Yeah, I guess you’re right.  Sounds like BS to me, also.  However, maybe Eddie imagined, like Brian Williams, that he was actually in war, when he wasn’t, and that’s how he got PTSD.  That’s a possibility…

Another interesting twist in The PTSD Eddie Routh Ruse came from the laptop of Walid Shoebat last week. Walid, an expert in all things Islam, points out some interesting and very overlooked ditties about Eddie.

Check out these interesting, and Islamic, nuggets from Walid …

When we evaluate cases for potential Muslim terrorists, we always look for physical signs like a trimmed mustache and a beard that is lesser trimmed. And when it comes to a crime that was committed, we look at who the victims are. In  the story on Eddie Routh who murdered Chris Kyle, there are signs of concern, especially the facial hair, it does match the profile of a convert.

Also, Routh was a prison guard over Muslim terrorists at Balad Airbase in Baghdad in 2007. He never served in battle, but spent most of his time looking and talking to Muslims in jail. He could have likely interacted with the inmates and got converted; prison has a higher conversion rate than any mosque. Also, why would he kill a Navy SEAL who was known to have killed so many terrorists? [Especially, given that Kyle had a price on his head?]

Examining [Kyle’s] killer gives also clues.  “During a phone call with his father, Routh expressed sympathy for the detainees and discontent over how the US was conducting the war as well as his reluctance to engage in combat” and “While working as a guard at Balad Air Base, Routh laments his [Muslim] prisoners’ poor living conditions”.

Let’s sum up Shoebat’s alarms:

  1. Routh spent a lot of time and sympathized with Islamic radical prisoners

  2. and was sporting the no-mustache-with-beard Muslim facial hair when he came back and killed Kyle.

Sounds kinda weird to this redneck, but then again maybe Eddie really admired Abe Lincoln’s facial hair.

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