UPDATE: On September 2, 2021, it was reported that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison updated the charge against former officer Kim Potter from second-degree manslaughter to first-degree manslaughter.
On Saturday night, Maxine Waters instructed an angry mob in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to get “more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not found “guilty, guilty, guilty” of murder in the death of George Floyd. While her comments went viral on social media, the left has largely ignored or even justified her statements.
But not all of Maxine Waters’ comments at the Brooklyn Center protest have been widely shared. Watch the video below transcribed below by RAIR Foundation USA.
Maxine Waters’ comments were made to “Unicorn Riot”, an international antifa-friendly platform who livestreams from a militant left perspective. The entire stream from Saturday night can be viewed here.
Officer Kim Potter ‘Outright Lied’
During that same protest, Maxine Waters declared that Officer Kim Potter, who resigned after allegedly accidently shooting Daunte Wright as he resisted arrest, “outright lied” when she said she reached for her Taser. In the body cam video, Potter said “Holy sh*t I shot him,” after firing her weapon and saying “Taser, Taser, Taser,” which is procedure before deploying a Taser.
The error is not unprecedented.
“I don’t care if the police person – the woman resigns,” Waters told the crowd. “She LIED. She OUTRIGHT LIED. And we are not going to take it. We are not going to accept it.” Maxine Waters also declared that “our young black people…are losing their lives because of police who do not care about life.”
It should be noted that Waters had an armed police escort that she personally requested.
If Waters’ comments about the Chauvin verdict could have possibly prompted a mistrial or be used by the defense on appeal, surely her comments about Officer Potter should be considered by Potter’s attorneys, as well.
Maxine Waters: Powerful Caucuses in Congress Agree
Another bombshell dropped by the longtime communist Maxine Waters was that “many” other members of Congress from the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the LatinX Caucus echo her sentiments:
“I want you to know that there are many in Congress who feel like I do and certainly I’m not the chair of the black caucus but I know how the black caucus feels, I know how the Asian caucus feels, I know how the LatinX caucus feels,” she said.
Maxine Waters claims that powerful caucuses consisting of many members stand with her dangerous sentiments. Perhaps this is why Democrats have been silent. All members of Congress should go on record condemning Maxine Waters’ unconstitutional statements.
Daunte Wright, 20, was likely killed accidentally, but he would still be alive today if he did not resist arrest. His death was tragic, but it was also avoidable.
Maxine Waters and her political and media allies should be using their platforms to educate all Americans about the dangers of resisting arrest. Instead, they are teaching black Americans to distrust the police for their partisan agenda.
As with George Floyd, the left’s latest martyr Daunte Wright was a criminal who hurt other human beings. As reported at the U.S. Sun, Wright “was set to face trial on a charge of attempted aggravated robbery, which stemmed from an alleged incident in 2019.”
During that incident, court documents show that he allegedly held a woman at gunpoint and choked her for her rent money.
Maxine Waters swore to uphold the Constitution, which gives all citizens the right to due process, i.e., a fair trial. Waters’ outrageous and dangerous comments must have strong consequences.
Transcript of Maxine Waters’ Speech
I came here from Washington D.C. because I could not sleep, I could not rest, I could not be satisfied that another young black man has been killed by police. And that Daunte Wright did not deserve to be killed. And so I’m here to say that I stand with you. I stand with his family. I stand with anybody who cares about justice. And we cannot be still. We cannot be satisfied until we get justice for Daunte Wright.
I want to thank all of you for being here every night. I want to thank for you to defy the odds and putting yourself in jeopardy by being here because you cannot take what is going on any longer in this city, in this state, in this country.
And so, I want you to know that there are many in Congress who feel like I do and certainly I’m not the chair of the black caucus but I know how the black caucus feels. I know how the Asian caucus feels. I know how the LatinX caucus feels.
“And so I decided to come here and not make a big deal of it, but just to say I stand with you, I am not —–, I am not intimidated and I’m going to speak truth to power.
“And so, I want you to know that we all need to sustain this movement. We cannot stop or we cannot hesitate. But we must say every day and every hour that we are going to persist – that this country recognizes what is going on and it is not only unjust and unfair but it is outright racist. “
“The finding and seeing what is going on with our young people – with our young black people, with our unarmed people, with those who are losing their lives because of police who do not care about life. And I want you to know that I posted on Twitter and all of my platforms a look at what a police Glock looks like, and a taser.”
“I don’t care if the police person – the woman resigns. She LIED. She OUTRIGHT LIED. And we are not going to take it. We are not going to accept it. And we’re going to make sure we can do everything we can to say that we are going to stand for justice, that we are going to fight for justice.”
– (CHANTING) Black lives, they matter here. Black lives, they matter here. Black lives, they matter here. Black lives, they matter here.
– What would you like to see happen this week? This has really been–
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Well, this is a– this is a very difficult time in the history of this country. Despite the fact that we know that our people of color have been killed too often. Unarmed young men, in particular Black men, have been killed. And we know that we are now coming to the end of the George Floyd trial and that I suppose the closing arguments are going to be made on that case coming Monday.
And we’re really just almost at the beginning of what is happening with our young man, Daunte Wright, who was killed. And that we have to persist in calling for justice. We have to let people know that we’re not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases. And so I just could not sleep. I could not rest.
I could not be satisfied without coming here to let the family know and the friends know and the people of this community know and all those who have organized for justice know that I stand with you. And I’m going to stand not only with you but continue to fight in every way that I can for justice. For justice.
– What’s your opinion of the police reform efforts that are being discussed right here? And do you think that any of them have any hope of being enacted through maybe this Congress?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Well, I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long. And it’s not only this piece of legislation. But it’s been years. I confronted the police Chief Daryl Gates in Los Angeles years ago about the killing of Eulia Love and about the chokehold and about all of that. We have been fighting for so many years for reform, reform, reform. And so, yes, I would like to see the bill in Congress pass on police reform.
But I know that the right wing, the racists, are opposed to it. And I don’t know what’s going to happen to it. But I know this. We have got to stay in the streets. And we have got to, we have got to demand justice.
– As a Black man, despite all of the efforts, I feel like nothing changes. And George Floyd has wakened so many people up. Yet nothing has happened, just– you know, despite the rhetoric. Like, what, what needs to happen that’s different this year than all the years before?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We are looking for a guilty verdict. And we are looking to see if all of this talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd– if nothing does not happen, then we know that we have got to not only stay in the street but we have got to fight for justice. But I am very hopeful. And I hope that we are going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.
– And not just manslaughter, right? I mean–
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Oh no, not manslaughter. No, no, no. This is, this is guilty for murder. I don’t know whether it’s in the first degree, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s first-degree murder.
– Ms. Congresswoman, what happens if we do not get, get what you just told us. What should the people do? What should protesters in the street do?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: I didn’t hear you.
– What should protesters do?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Well, we got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. You’ve got to make sure that they, they know that we mean business.
– What do you think about this curfew tonight?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: I don’t think anything about curfew. I don’t think anything about a curfew. I don’t know what curfew means. Curfew means that I want you all to stop talking. I want you to stop meeting. I want you to stop [INAUDIBLE]. I don’t agree with that.
– Are you going to stay out here?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Oh no, I’m not going to stay out here. I came here from Washington just to be here, to make sure that I let my voice be heard among all of those who have been putting so much time on the streets. And so I’m hopeful that the protests will continue.
– Thank you, Maxine.
– Where does police accountability come from?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Well, I want to tell you that the mayors and city council peoples, commissioners all over this country, have got to rein in the police. They had their budgets they get for overtime pay. They make sure that they have terrific benefits. They can cut all of that out. And so it is up to the local city council members, the police chiefs– not the police chiefs, because the police chiefs are mostly intimidated by the police unions.
And so it is the elected officials who have got to rein in the police.
– Congresswoman, do you support getting rid of the police? Completely abolishing them? A lot of people want to abolish the police [INAUDIBLE].
REP. MAXINE WATERS: You have got to make sense out of it. And what you’ve got to say is we’ve got to rethink what policing is. We’ve got to really decide what we really need. If you have people on the streets who may have mental problems, who are compromised mentally, they don’t need a police. What they need is a, a psychiatrist. They need social workers. They need others who can deal with these issues, and so we’ve got to reimagine what policing is all about. Right now, it doesn’t work.
– What’s your message to young Black people in this community that live and work here in Brooklyn– parts of Brooklyn Center.
REP. MAXINE WATERS: My message to young Black people is this: that we know that there is a lot of unfairness in the system. We know that oftentimes young Black people are stopped. They are searched. They are not treated fairly. And they stand to lose their lives. And they’ve got to know that there are people who understand this, who will stand with them, and who will fight for them, who love them and who tell them we’re not going to stop until we get justice in this country.
– Yes, we love you.
– Thank you, Maxine.
– Thank you.
– That was Maxine Waters.
– Like, I literally aspire to be in your position right now. This means so much to me that you are here today. I really appreciate it.
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Well, I want you to do what is [INAUDIBLE]. Get elected to office!
– Thank you. I’m [INAUDIBLE]. She said get elected to office. That’s all I got to hear. That’s all I needed to hear. Thank you.