Chauvin Juror Feared ‘People Coming to my House If They Were Not Happy With the Verdict’

Riots in Brooklyn Center near the juror's home, Youtube
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An alternate juror on the Derek Chauvin trial told local news that she “did not want to go through rioting and destruction again” and “was concerned about people coming to [her] house if they were not happy with the verdict.” There had been riots six blocks from her house near Brooklyn Center, and police had to use flash grenades for crowd control following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, who resisted arrest. All the jurors who ultimately ruled on the case were facing similar concerns, especially since leftist media had published their race, approximate ages, and their jobs. Judge Peter Cahill threatened twice to declare a mistrial but failed to follow through, perhaps due to fear also. -GEG

An alternate juror on the Derek Chauvin trial told a local news that she “did not want to go through rioting and destruction again” and “was concerned about people coming to [her] house if they were not happy with the verdict.”

The juror, Lisa Christensen, also revealed how the riots which broke out in Brooklyn Center in the middle of the trial were right by her house.


“When I came home, I could hear the helicopters flying over my house… I could hear the flash bangs going off,” Christensen said. “If I stepped outside, I could see the smoke from the grenades. One day, the trial ran a little late, and I had trouble getting to my house, because the protesters were blocking the interstate, so I had to go way around.”

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