Posted 8 days ago
A Black Lives Matter activist with a huge social media following threatened that "all hell is gonna break loose" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin "is not sentenced" for the death of George Floyd, the Daily Wire reported.
Maya Echols — a model with nearly a half-million TikTok followers — made her statement in video that she apparently took down, the outlet said. But the clip has been preserved for posterity:
"If George Floyd's murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose," Echols said. "Don't be surprised when buildings are on fire. Just sayin'."
Chauvin's high-profile murder trial began last week and is expected to last a month.
He's accused of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in connection with Floyd's death. Video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes during the course of his arrest went viral last May, resulting in nationwide outrage, protests, rioting, and destruction that lasted all summer.
According to the Associated Press, there is concern as to whether Chauvin can get a fair trial with pressure on jurors and "with some potentially fearing the consequences to the city and country should they reach a verd... (Read more)