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The judge has just denied the defense’s motion to declare a mistrial. He said he would hope elected officials would stop talking about the Derek Chauvin trial. But he adds one congresswoman’s opinion won’t make the difference.
The judge says Rep Maxine Waters’ statements might be a reason for the trial to be overturned on appeal.
Here is what was happening outside the White House as President Trump was giving his Rose Garden address and saying he is an “ally of all peaceful protestors.” Peaceful protestors being tear gassed outside of the WH gates. I confirmed because I was teargassed along with them.
Important story: A Florida officer who knocked over a seated protester just before a peaceful protest against police abuse turned violent has been reviewed by internal affairs for using force 79 times in his roughly three-and-half years on the force.