‘The American justice system works’: Pirro reacts to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

The announcement of a guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has resulted in a range of opinions by politicians and pundits alike.

For her part, Fox News Channel personality Jeanine Pirro determined that Americans should continue to have faith in the nation’s criminal justice system.

“It will survive”

“What people need to understand is that the American justice system works,” the former New York state judge said in reaction to Chauvin’s conviction on multiple counts related to the murder of George Floyd last year.

During a guest appearance on The Five, Pirro declared that “people believe in Lady Justice” and “if we give it a chance, it can work.”

Addressing unidentified “people that want to burn down streets,” she recommended letting “the courts do its job and it will survive.”

Pirro went on to address the unique details of the Floyd case as part of a template that led to Chauvin’s conviction, adding: “Here, we had a living, breathing person that the jury was able to relate to every day, day after day, watching the trauma of what he went through, begging for air, begging to breathe.”

She said the jury’s decision came from “an emotional, as well as an intellectual, decision” based on “solid” facts, declaring that the “verdict will be upheld on appeal.”

“We cannot go away”

Juan Williams expressed his agreement, adding his hope that “it’s the beginning of a big change in the way that we think about handling crime, handling people, not making judgments based on skin colors and treating people as suspects and not as citizens to be protected.”

Of course, some critics believe jurors were led to convict Chauvin on all counts at least in part out of fear of violence or retaliation.

As one notable example, Republican lawmakers attempted to censure U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her comments ahead of the verdict announcement.

“I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty,” she said during a trip to Minneapolis. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to stay on the street. We get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

Even presiding Judge Peter Cahill took issue with her statements, calling them “disrespectful to the rule of law” and speculating that the remarks possibly gave the defense team “something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”

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  1. I have to respectfully disagree with her. This “trial” was nothing more than a political hit-job and “decided” by MOB-RULE. The jurors were terrified because the “MOB” was waiting for them outside if the “verdict” did not go “their way” and they threatened to burn down the city if the police officer was not found guilty on all counts. george floyd had “trouble breathing” because #1 he was overdosing on DRUGS, and #2 had underlying health issues from USING ILLEGAL DRUGS and #3 (in my opinion) was panicking because he got caught committing another crime. Don’t want a “confrontation” with the police? Don’t break the LAW.

    1. You are 100% correct. How convenient that the media forgets that this man served time in prison multiple times, beat a white pregnant woman and threatened the life of her unborn baby if she did not comply to his demands. The media, the democrats treat this man as if he were a saint. He was buried like a king, while others are still waiting to bury their loved ones due to Covid.
      Let us all remember though that the democrats have used the blacks to advance their agenda for decades. Let us remember that once the illegals are given citizenship, they will be the new tokens of the democratic party and the blacks will be thrown under the bus.

    2. You are spot on with your comments. One thing I would like to add is the despicable way the jury was treated. Charges should be brought against the prosecuting attorney for his blatant doxing of the jury members which had no bearing on the facts of the case ?

  2. It’s sad what we as Americans are letting happen to our country. We will be no better than a 3rd world country soon. The Democrats are taking us to very bad places. The party is not what it used to be. If Americans don’t wake up soon it will be too late. 2022 & 2024 we better take it back. This poor cop is being sacrificed for a drug using thug.


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  5. What about the black drawings killing other blacks. Don’t they matter? Are they not news to fight about. Black children r being gun down by other blacks. Sorry but your cause is ready sad

  6. After reading the comments above, I find that ALL of you seem to be very CLEAR THINKING PEOPLE! That said, I am most discontented also as there OBVIOUSLY IS NO WAY THAT CHAUVIN PLANNED TO MURDER MR FLOYD! We🇺🇸DO NOT KNOW WHAT TRANSPIRED IN THAT COURTROOM Tho, and there may have been more mitigating evidence provided that we did not see or hear..as 🇺🇸𝗪𝗘 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶 𝗟𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗜𝗦 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘄, Dont we?? I feel that with what we’ve seen and heard about Floyd, yes, he was “NOT A PILLAR OF SOCIETY”, to say the least! WTH, he had a funeral deserving of a KING! THAT was ALL SHOW AND NO GO…our media! BUT: as bad of a person that he HAD been, it’s honestly wrong to judge him IN AND ON THIS INCIDENT! (And I say that openly and honestly, albeit all the trash he was and involved with!) I STILL do not understand WHY, with the guy in cuffs and 3 or 4 other officers just STANDING THERE LOOKING ON that he just wasn’t pulled UP AND IN TO THE CAR…but he wasn’t. That’s just the way it was. Manslaughter I believe would have been a justified charge….the “MURDER” was ONLY FOR THE SALVATION OF THE CITY after the verdict reading, because we ALL KNOW WHERE THAT WOULD GO….kinda like the SCOTUS ACTUALLY HEARING ALL THE TEXAS and SUPPORTING STATES ON THE ELECTION…..
    Yep! Sadly, it’s just come to BE PREPARED, BOW TO THE MOB and TAKE IS AS WE PLAY IT! A L L JUST TOTALLY UNacceptable!!!!

    One note tho: 🇺🇸IF HE WOULD HAVE JUST

    🇺🇸𝗪𝗘 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻‼️ Something to think about…𝗕𝗟𝗠‼️‼️

  7. It’s ridiculous that I and others try and do the right thing in most cases. Yet we are deemed as racist. Wrong. I may have some prejudice. Racist is practicing like the kkk. A racist remark does not make you a racist. Calling someone a racist does not make them a racist. Before people call someone something, take a look in the mirror. We are all sinners. Only the blood of Jesus redeems us. But ignoring God like so many leaders in this country and other countries is wrong. This life is temporary. The life to come is eternal. So, people treat others disrespectfully, blame, and hurt. God’s wrath will come upon you. Maybe not today. But wait. You are a breathe away from hell forever. Think about not so smart leaders.

  8. I don’t think it matters if the BLM is happy or mad. They just want to kill loot and destroy. They don’t need a reason. Just permission and the Democrats are giving it to them.

  9. George Floyd is being held as a Hero when he was nothing more than a common crook. I seen a Vigilante Mob convicting this Cop not a Jury. Lady Justice only works for Mob Mentality and the Judges are going along with the Group. There was other factors that contributed to this man’s death and they were totally over looked. I guess Judges don’t want unexpected mobutality coming to their homes so they let everyone else make their decisions for them.
    We should have SECEDED, but NO everyone likes to complain instead of doing something.

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