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Chauvin Show Trial Ends In Conviction. Fair Jury Trials Doomed If Guilty Verdicts Stand.

After what amounts to jury tampering and a threat of rioting by leftist Rep. Maxine Waters, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. As the jury deliberated, President Joe Biden said he prayed for the “right” verdict.

Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose.

Chauvin must appeal, and Chauvin must win, or the jury trial system is doomed.

This happened yesterday:

George Floyd Admitted Drug Overdose

In the show trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin today, his defense attorney played a clip of George Floyd’s admission that he overdosed: “I ate too many drugs.”

But we already knew that, as I reported months ago for The New American. It’s in the autopsy report:

A memorandum from the assistant county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota, confirms that George Floyd had taken a fatal dose of fentanyl before the encounter on May 25 with police officer Derek Chauvin, during which Floyd died. …

The memorandum, which cites the county medical examiner’s opinion, validates the official autopsy, which showed high levels of the potentially fatal narcotic in Floyd’s bloodstream, but no life-threatening injuries from the knee restraint with which Chauvin pinned Floyd by the neck.

What Trump Could Do For His People

By Clyde Wilson

For millions of Americans, President Trump has become the symbol, voice, and hope of saving their America  from  ongoing destruction.  Though the hope he raised remains spectacularly unfulfilled,  he is still its recognized  representative. Possibly his presence is now an obstacle to his program, but that can’t be helped. There is no other populist in sight with any significance, nor is the present Republican party likely to produce another one.

It is perhaps fair to say that Trump’s public role has sometimes reflected more ego than principle — he has shown more allegiance to his family and cronies than to his “people.”

Trump could do two things now that would prominently show his leadership and care for those who follow him. He has the money to begin this and these efforts would soon attract other support.

  1. He should create a legal protection organization for the hundreds of people who have been doxed, fired, prosecuted, and imprisoned for opposing the present regime, almost all of whom are his supporters, left to fight on their own against the vast apparatus of the government and its vigilantes. With truly skilled and dedicated lawyers, such an organization could also bring to bear  the civil courts against such violent groups as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, an opportunity that the Trump administration failed to pursue. This would both enlighten the public and protect his “people.”
  2. He should create a television and online news network. The apparatus of commercial TV is not needed. Start simply with a broadcast of two or three hours each evening presenting the real news. This would soon virtually destroy the power of the mainstream media. Such an effort would not be prohibitively expensive. Avoid all commercial connections and the Republican party line. One major problem to overcome would be finding the right people to do the job. The media culture is totally corrupt and existing personnel at the higher levels would have to be avoided entirely. Alas, finding the right people is not Trump’s strong point.

It seems evident that Trump has never realized the deadly ideological nature of the battle he is in — something more fundamental than personality and policy tinkering. We can only hope that experience has brought him understanding.

Clyde Wilson is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History of the University of South Carolina. A contributor to American Remnant, he is the author or editor of more than 30 books and 700 articles and essays, M.E. Bradford Professor of the Abbeville Institute, and co-owner of Shotwell Publishing.

Biden: More Foreign Workers Needed For Ruling-Class Oligarchs

By Darrell Dow

America’s immigration policy, as I wrote here in February, is little more than a wealth redistribution scheme aimed at enriching ruling class oligarchs at the expense of America’s middle and working classes.  The news of the last week confirms it. 

Last Spring, as government-imposed lockdowns wracked the economy, then-President Trump issued a series of proclamations barring the entry of immigrants who posed a risk to the U. S. labor market. The orders primarily affected H-1B visas used by technology companies to hire foreign coders and engineers. On December 31, 2020, Trump issued another proclamation extending the immigrant worker freeze through March 31.

This week, President Biden allowed the ban on visas for temporary workers to expire. The decision should please Silicon Valley and Indian IT service companies that have pressured the Biden administration to lift the ban. But even as “Lunch Bucket Joe” from Scranton, Pa., betrays American workers, spokesmen for the Tech Titans demand even more.  

“Change is not happening fast enough under the Biden administration, and it is critical that it does,” said immigration lawyer Ashima Duggal, who represents tech entrepreneurs, scientists and investors. 

Once the protector of working-class interests, the Democrat Party is now joined at the hip with Big Tech and the Corporatocracy. It wasn’t just Biden who wanted to import more foreign workers. Earlier in March, four Democrat Senators and Independent Angus King wrote to Biden to ask that he let the proclamation lapse so that foreign workers could fill tech jobs. 

“The continuation of this ban creates delays and uncertainties for U.S. employers, their foreign-born professional workers, and their families,” the lawmakers wrote. “It’s also inconsistent with the previous messages and positions on this administration. Rather than attracting talented individuals to the United States, allowing these bans to remain in effect makes the immigration system harder to navigate and drives foreign talent to other countries.”

The H-1B program is a pipeline to funnel cheap foreign workers to American companies through a handful of Indian IT companies. The program displaces American workers and suppresses wages in IT industries. Unlike other guestworker programs, an employer is not required to seek a qualified American before hiring a foreigner. A loophole in the program allows “H-1B dependent employers” to not recruit Americans if the employer pays the foreign worker $60,000 a year.  But how far does a $60,000 salary go in Silicon Valley or the DC suburbs? This effectively makes American college graduates pursuing IT jobs unemployable.  

Meanwhile, the crisis on the Mexican border is unabated. Already, this fiscal year, border agents have apprehended almost 400,000 illegals. This week a top border official, Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, said he expects more than a million illegal immigrants will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border this year. 

“We’re already starting to see some higher days of 6,000-plus apprehensions,” Ortiz said. “So I fully expect our border patrol agents to encounter over a million people this year.”

The wave of migrants that Biden unleashed with his reckless rhetoric and policy prescriptions will continue to exert pressure on low-wage workers, not to mention imposing huge costs on taxpayers through welfare and free education and health care. Though the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent last month, millions of Americans remain out of work. Moreover, the unemployment rate for the bottom quartile of Americans, the cohort who largely compete with guestworkers and illegal aliens, stands at a whopping 23 percent. 

The economic crisis of the last year has caused millions to lose their jobs and savings even as the stock market and profits of America’s largest companies have exploded. Yet Biden blindly continues to dismantle border enforcement and provisions designed to protect workers. These moves will enrich the Ruling Class donors who fund the two parties while further diminishing the prospects of many American workers to secure decent jobs and cultivate a posterity.  

Darrell Dow is a regular contributor to American Remnant.

Video: Smugglers Drop Little Kids Over The Border Fence

From The New American:

Border agents rescued two little girls dropped into the United States over the border fence in New Mexico on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported.

The girls are three and five years old, CBP reported. The agency released the image and a statement after Breitbart published leaked video of the deed. The remorseless smugglers, of course, left the girls to fend for themselves. 

Meanwhile, CBP continued to report that agents are apprehending large groups of illegals that include dozens of unaccompanied minors. …

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Biden Has Spent At Least $100M Helping Illegals Into The Country … And Keeping Them Here

He’s reversed Trump, and spending your money to replace you. Beyond the hotels and plane flights, border-wall construction delays cost $6M a day.

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