Darnella Frazier, the teen who videographed the infamous 9 minutes and 29 seconds that became the snapshot heard round the world for the last year, applauded the guilty verdict in the murder case of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“I just cried so hard,” the 18-year-old wrote on Facebook post after the trial concluded, adding:
This last hour my heart was beating so fast, I was so anxious, anxiety bussing [sic] through the roof. But to know GUILTY ON ALL 3 CHARGES !!! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”
“George Floyd we did it!! justice has been served.”
Indeed there was a reaction outside the courthouse yesterday that was not unlike a crowd of sports fans who have just watched their team win the championship.
But the jubilation wasn’t shared by everyone on the hard Left. America’s most opinionated former bartender, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, announced in a Tik Tok video that for her money “This verdict is not justice. Frankly, I don’t even think we call it full accountability.”
Former President Barack Obama also weighed in, declaring, “While today’s verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient one. We cannot rest.”
One of the harshest reactions to the verdict came from MSNBC commentator Jason Johnson, who was “furious with the verdict.”
MSNBC’s Jason Johnson is FURIOUS with the verdict, calling it “a cultural make-up call”: “I’m not happy. I’m not pleased. I don’t have any sense of satisfaction. I don’t think this is the system working…This is the justice system trying to say, hey, this is one bad apple.” pic.twitter.com/W3JLcujpfd
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 20, 2021
But at least peace had been restored to America’s streets, right? Well, not entirely. Here was the scene in New York City last night, hours after the verdict had been announced:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 21, 2021
Across the country, in Portland, rioters started a fire and attacked businesses late Tuesday.
An Antifa symbol was spray painted on one of the broken windows. …
“Cops kill” and “stolen land” were also scrawled on the buildings.
And if that was not enough, the police shooting death of a 16-year-old knife attacker in Columbus, Ohio, has already provided Black Lives Matter with grist its next major protest.