(PoliticalLookout.com)- The George Floyd case took the world by storm when far-left activists chose to use his tragic death to fuel a far-left, militant, violent protest that destroyed several American cities – and now, the legal case looks like it could be delayed thanks to COVID-19.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, prosecutors handling the case that involves four former police officers are seeking a three-month delay to the case. In a court motion filed recently, prosecutors requested that the case be delayed to ensure that every person involved can be vaccinated and protected against possibly contracting the disease during the case.
The trial has long been scheduled for March 8, but if prosecutors succeed, then it will instead go ahead on June 7. Prosecutors say that approving the motion “appropriately balances the need to protect public health with the need to ensure that this case is resolved expeditiously.”
The prosecution supported its motion with an affidavit from Dr. Exekial Emanuel, who is a member of Joe Biden’s transition team. Emanual said that the large number of participants in the trial would pose a health risk.
“An in-person trial in March 2021 that attracts a large number of people who are indoors for prolonged periods of time with public speaking is likely to create a substantial risk of COVID-19 transmission and could even become a super-spreader event,” Emanuel said.
The four officers involved in the case, Tou Thao, Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng, are all set to be tried together in the same case. Chauvin has received the most media attention, having been filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck during the arrest that many have said contributed to or caused the death.
Chauvin has been charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder, while the other officers were charged with aiding and abetting the manslaughter and murder.
The riots initiated by far-left activists and Democrats in the wake of Floyd’s death have died down in recent months, with the end of the presidential campaign giving rioters less of a reason to take to the streets.
But with the case delayed, we could see yet more riots with Black Lives Matter and Antifa leaders falsely claiming that a slight delay of just three months is some kind of injustice.
How long until we see more businesses destroyed by “racial justice” protesters using George Floyd as an excuse to cause chaos?