Dershowitz: Maxine Waters used KKK tactics to intimidate Chauvin jury | TheHill

Attorney Alan Dershowitz compared statements made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during the Derek Chauvin trial to tactics used by the Ku Klux Klan to intimidate jury pools in the 1920s and ’30s.

“Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury,” Dershowitz said this week during an appearance on Newsmax. “‘If you acquit or you find the charge anything less than murder, we will burn down your buildings, we will burn down your businesses, we will attack you.'”

Waters told a group of protesters and journalists in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Saturday that “we’ve got to get more confrontational” when advocating for police reforms, a remark partisan critics and conservatives pounced on, saying they interpreted it to be an endorsement of political violence.

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