Minnesota legislators propose legislation to get rid of convicted protesters for food stamps, unemployment benefits, and other government programs

Bill also includes college loan grants, rent or mortgage assistance, and business grants

Minnesota lawmakers want to deny convicted demonstrators access to government programs such as food stamps, student loans, and health care.

Republican Senator David Osmic is the author of the law as he awaits a jury's decision against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Choben, who was charged with the death of George Floyd.
 After a long closing argument, the jury had talked for about four hours before retiring to spend the night at the hotel, which is being held at this final stage of the trial, the Associated Press reported. They were supposed to resume on Tuesday morning.

A person convicted of a crime of unlawful behavior during a demonstration, rally, rally, civil unrest or march is not eligible for a loan, grant or aid from the Government. government, including, but not limited to, university loans and grants. , rent and
 mortgage assistance, supplemental nutritional assistance, unemployment and other employment assistance, Minnesota supplemental assistance programs, business grants, medical assistance, general assistance and energy assistance, ”the bill reads.

 Before the jury, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California, was criticized for speaking at Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, demanding that protesters become "more aggressive" if Chauvin is acquitted of the murder.

“We have to stay on the streets,” an 82-year-old man said at Sunday's protest. And we need to be more active. You have to be more aggressive. You need to make sure that they understand that we are taking the matter seriously. "
 Waters has been widely criticized for his irresponsible comments, but the harshest response has come from Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over Chauvin's trial. Cahill called the comments "disgusting," while urging lawmakers to be more respectful of the judiciary in accordance with their oath to uphold the Constitution.
 “The opinion of a woman congressman doesn't really matter. Anyway, - Cahill told the court.
 Minnesota's bill is unlikely to pass if Democrats control State House and the governor's office.

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