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A high-profile Black Lives Matter activist has been criminally charged with intimidation after leading a mob to the apartment of a judge in a police shooting case.

Cortez Rice, 32, of Minneapolis is charged with felony harassment with aggravated violations — tampering with a juror or retaliating against a judicial officer, KSTP reports. 

It’s the latest instance of liberals targeting police, judges and even private citizens with veiled threats of mob violence.

Rice previously made headlines by falsely claiming to be the nephew of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police launched the BLM movement, and for threatening jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

On Nov. 6 Rice recorded himself leading a mob of BLM radicals to the apartment building of Judge Regina Chu, who is presiding over the trial of former police officer Kimberly Potter, accused of murdering Daunte Wright in an on-duty shooting.

Rice’s intent appears to have been to threaten and intimidate Chu into allowing cameras to televise the trial.

“I don’t know if this is her crib,” Rice said as he streamed himself on YouTube. “I think this is her crib right here. We got confirmation that this is her house right here. Waiting for the gang to get up here.”

KTSP reports:

According to a criminal complaint, Rice was one of a group that went to what they believed was Chu’s apartment building in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis on Nov. 6 to seek a reversal of Chu’s order quashing cameras and audio devices. Other protestors stayed outside, but Rice entered the building and went up to the floor he thought Chu lived on, live-streaming his actions on YouTube.

In the hallway, Rice said “we on her heels. What she think (inaudible) we want cameras. The people deserve to know,” the complaint says. He was also heard yelling “we demand transparency. We’d hate you to get kicked out of your apartment,” later in the lobby. 

Another protester could be heard saying that the events were a “trial run” and that they’d be back, the complaint states. 

During an interview with police, Chu said she “believed she was the target” of Rice and the group and that their “intention was to intimidate her” and “interfere with the judicial process,” the complaint says.

Rice was arrested in Waukesha, where he also announced plans to stalk and release the identities of the jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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DennisBAnderson
DennisBAnderson
5 months ago

Don`t like it here? I think deportation is the next step.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

You’re too kind I vote for …..🔫🔫 time to end this BS already

piffy
piffy
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

People are getting sick of this crap, the citizenry is going to lash out and this will be probably the only way to stop this, I hate to see this happen but unfortunatly the Biden administration and Dem run cities are letting this spread like wildfire

raylaser
raylaser
5 months ago

These are nothing more than racist thugs. This guy has been accused of other crimes yet still walking around free. What an insane system they have in Minnesota. Couldn’t pay me to visit that cesspool.

Lloyd
Lloyd
5 months ago

It’s about time