One of the alternate jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial admitted she was concerned about people showing up to her house if they were not happy with the verdict.
Lisa Christensen, a Brooklyn Center resident, admits that she was disappointed when she was selected to serve as an alternate juror for the Derek Chauvin trial because she had “mixed feelings” about being a juror on such a controversial case.
“I had mixed feelings. There was a question on the questionnaire about it and I put I did not know. The reason, at that time, was I did not know what the outcome was going to be, so I felt like either way you are going to disappoint one group or the other and not want to go through rioting and destruction again. And I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict.” – Lisa Christensen
Juror now admitting in the George Floyd case they were intimidated and scared of BLM riots and repercussions of a non guilty verdict. This is not justice this is a banana republic
— CJasonagain (@jason_again) April 23, 2021
Christensen did feel that if she had remained on the jury she would have voted guilty.
“I feel like Chauvin is responsible for Mr. Floyd’s death. I did consider the defense’s points about the enlarged heart, the narrowing of the arteries, the drug use. But regardless, I do not think he would have passed away on that day at that time if it weren’t for Chauvin. The videos are what really nailed it.” – Lisa Christensen
While Christensen was dismissed as a juror, it leads you to question how many other jurors feared what would happen if they did not deliver a verdict that people would be happy with. What part did that fear play in the jurors delivering a guilty verdict?