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Chauvin juror who attended pre-trial rally may jeopardize guilty verdict

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Monday, May 3, 2021

A juror in the Derek Chauvin trial may have jeopardized the guilty verdict by attending a rally last year and wearing a “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks/BLM” T-shirt, raising questions about whether he told the truth during jury selection.

Brandon Mitchell, known as Juror #52, told Minneapolis news outlets Monday that he attended the Aug. 28 march in Washington, D.C., featuring speeches by George Floyd’s siblings, while a photo circulating online shows him with two cousins wearing the T-shirt as well as a “Black Lives Matter” hat.

What may come back to haunt the prosecution is that Mr. Mitchell, 31, answered “no” when asked during jury selection if he had attended any protests for George Floyd.    :snip: 

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When You See Where George Floyd Juror Got His Anti-Cop T-Shirt You'll Understand Why He Lied to Get on the Jury

 

The human symbol of why Derek Chauvin needs a new trial in the death of George Floyd is now holding up his hands, backing away, and claiming, hey, don’t look at me, I don’t even remember that George Floyd t-shirt I wore to a Washington, D.C., rally.

But wait, there’s more.

Juror #52, Brandon Mitchell, a podcaster and basketball coach, was outed recently as a BLM supporter who went to Washington, D.C., for the anniversary of the March on Washington – an event whose speakers featured (naturally) Al Sharpton, along with George Floyd’s brother and sister and other people who lost family members in tragic run-ins with cops.

Hold on, there’s more.

Recommended: 8 Righteous Reasons Why Derek Chauvin Deserves a New Trial –– and That Juror’s Shirt Is Only One of Them

Mitchell was featured on his uncle’s Facebook page wearing the shirt displaying the infamous photo of former cop Derek Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck with the words, “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.”

Mitchell had initially said the rally was to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr’s March on Washington, but as we’ll see, that story has undergone rhetorical gymnastics worthy of Cirque du Soleil.:snip:

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