Vandals Target Chauvin Defense Witness and Vandalize Wrong House

Far-left domestic terrorists attempted to intimidate one of the key witnesses in the defense of Derek Chauvin over the weekend, but instead ended up vandalizing the wrong house, according to ABC News.

Barry Brodd, a former training officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department, testified during the defense of Chauvin, who is accused of murder in the death of George Floyd last year. Brodd concluded that, from his review of the evidence, Chauvin’s use of his knee to restrain Floyd was ultimately justified, and that he “was acting with objective reasonableness following Minneapolis Police Department policy and current standards of law enforcement in his interactions with Mr. Floyd.”

Following his testimony, a group of vandals dressed in all-black targeted his home in Santa Rosa early Saturday morning, throwing a severed pig’s head onto the front porch and splashing blood on the front of the building. However, Brodd no longer lives in that home, and the police were called by the terrified new homeowners at about 3 AM.

The same suspects later vandalized a statue of a giant hand that stands outside the Santa Rosa Plaza mall, also splashing blood onto it and leaving a sign that read “Oink Oink,” in reference to the anti-police slur calling them pigs.

“Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa,” the Santa Rose Police Department said in a statement, “it appears the victim was falsely targeted. It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony.” The police also commented on the vandalism at the mall, saying that “the suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the home.”

The trial of Chauvin represents the coming culmination of nearly a whole year of national tensions after Floyd’s death last May, with Floyd’s death having sparked a series of nationwide race riots that burned down many American cities, killed over 25 people, destroyed many statues and historic monuments, and caused at least $2 billion in damages. Although Chauvin is accused of murdering Floyd, the autopsy report confirmed that Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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