On Monday, a lot of people called out CNN senior legal analyst (and DOJ alumna!) Laura Coates for her tweet asking us to think about it: Derek Chauvin’s defense opened its closing arguments by defining reasonable doubt for the jury, not explaining why Chauvin was innocent. It seems like standard practice for any defense team, but Coates wanted us all to think about it.
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) April 19, 2021
As we were waiting for the verdict to come in, Coates explained on CNN that the boarding up of buildings in Minneapolis and the calling in of the National Guard sent a message: Did the governor get a heads up that Chauvin would be acquitted? Did the judge? The president?
TIN FOIL HAT: CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates suggests the boarding up of buildings and beefing up of security ahead of the verdict could be seen as proof local elected leaders and police received a heads up of what the verdict will be and it could be innocent. pic.twitter.com/jU9WQlxukb
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 20, 2021
— HARD FACTOR (@HardFactorNews) April 20, 2021
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) April 20, 2021
Don't rely on their prognostications
— Joemama's Free Press (@Joemama75) April 20, 2021
Talking heads with empty heads.
— ⚡️Erick Brockway⚡️ (@erickbrockway) April 20, 2021
Same "legal analyst" that thought the defense talking about reasonable doubt was an admission of guilt. Unfortunately, I do believe this is CNN's best and brightest
— Dave Gray (@docgray81) April 20, 2021
She’s doing a wonderful job
— MichaelFCheng (@smugminion215) April 20, 2021
CNN, wrong per usual.
— B (@SWAGG_ROGERS) April 20, 2021
Maybe business owners around the courthouse had different reasons for boarding up before the verdict, whichever way it went.
Sure, if you’re a moron and don’t think they weren’t just hedging their bets and saying “just in case”
— Garlic Nipple (@Whateverbackoff) April 20, 2021
Shows they're not stupid and know what's going to happen regardless.
— MartinLaw (@MartinLawOhio) April 20, 2021
It’s proof they have lived there for the last year
— Rick Painter?????? (@RickPainter) April 20, 2021
Lol the heads up we got was all of the riots in 2020
— nick trujillo (@truheeyo9) April 20, 2021
Bahaha Preps are being made not because of the verdict, but because of the violence that will take place either way.
— ACharlie?? (@genxgurl1) April 20, 2021
No. They’re just smart enough to know that people just want an excuse to loot and riot.
— Bucky_B (@Real_Bucky_B) April 20, 2021
Or perhaps Waters gave them a heads up that leftists are encouraging violence?
— David H. (@libertytrader17) April 20, 2021
@cnn Laura Coates obviously is not smart enough to know, the city will burn in celebration. They don't get it. This crowd could care less what the verdict is. They are about chaos, burning, destroying and looting. Especially the looting. They just wait for times like these.
— DLKC (@bionicgrl55) April 20, 2021
CNN watchers truly believe this.
— ia! ia! corona fhtgan! (@colossusPhD) April 20, 2021
— Jeff (@4SCOREand7yrs) April 20, 2021
Laura Coates batting a thousand the last couple of days.
— Its a dogs life ???? (@seniordogzrule) April 20, 2021
What class did she finish at the bottom of?
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) April 20, 2021
This is CNN’s senior legal analyst.
CNN senior legal analyst (and DOJ alumna!) Laura Coates’ take on Derek Chauvin trial shows she has zero business being a senior legal analyst https://t.co/JqgC5m13Px
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 19, 2021