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Juror in Chauvin trial allegedly seen in photo wearing ‘BLM’ T-shirt, sparking concerns of mistrial

New images have just emerged recently that depict one of the jurors on the Derek Chauvuin trial possibly at a BLM rally, wearing BLM gear, and a T-Shirt with an image of Martin Luther King Jr. and the words “Get your knee off our neck”.

Juror Brandon Mitchell, 31, could be seen in the photo wearing the T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and the phrases “Get your knee off our neck” and “BLM.” He is also wearing a “Black Lives Matter” hat in the photo. Recently in an interview done by the star tribune Mitchell stated that the photos were actually taken last summer at a rally in Washington DC to honor Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. He then went on to say that the incident had nothing to do with the George Floyd case.

The new images could potentially be a chance for the Chauvin and his lawyers to be granted an appeal, due to the fact that before being put on the jury the potential candidates were questioned intensely and asked questions such as “Did you, or someone close to you, participate in any of the demonstrations or marches against police brutality that took place in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death?” one question read, according to the newspaper. Or “Other than what you have already described above, have you, or anyone close to you, participated in protests about police use of force or police brutality?” To both questions Brandon answered “No.”

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ARTICLE: ISABELLA FLORES

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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